When I read the US Constitution, it starts with "we the people of the United States" and proceeds to describe all the rights and privileges of a US citizen. I don't recall any reference to rights granted to citizens of the world, or even to nations of the world.
Even the 10th amendment maintains the sovereignty of the states from the federal government.
So why would any world "leaders" believe that they have a say in the matter?
Surprisingly, there are apparently "experts" at the U.N. who believe that their opinion bears some relevance and influence on the new laws in Arizona.
"Arizona's new law on illegal immigration could violate international standards that are binding in the United States, six U.N. human rights experts said Tuesday."
Exactly who are these so-called "experts"? And why do they think they can "bind" the USA into anything?
If these "experts" had any clue whatsoever, they would realize that the U.N. has no legal jurisdiction over the USA, never mind Arizona. Either these people are completely delusional or there must have been some party over at the U.N., from which they all need to sober up and join the rest of us in reality.
The irony of all of this is that the U.N. should really be an abbreviation for the Useless Nations instead of the United Nations. The decisions and actions or lack thereof on world dictators is pathetic. One of these tyrants could be torturing and killing their own people, and the U.N. might send them a letter. Although it is said that the pen is mightier than the sword, clearly this does not apply to someone who wants to put you feet first through a shredder for disagreeing with them.
And yet, the U.N. is issuing statements on Arizona, and it's right to make laws that are best for it's citizens.
The USA is a nation of laws. But the U.N. seems to favor those that have a complete disregard for civilized societies, terrorists, and criminals, rather than peaceful nations of law abiding citizens.
While everyone is entitled to their opinion, however distorted, the U.N. cannot breach the sovereignty of the USA or the individual states. I wonder if the U.N. will attempt to take any action anyway. Someone should advise the governor of Arizona that she should check her mail for a letter.