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Re: Stadler CEO rejects White House Invitation

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Look, actually all parties make their own interpretation of the human rights, existing treaties and constitutions. The human rights treaty just like every national constitution has a lot of contradictions within itself. They are not "universal" and also not "non-political", even though many people who don't know these treaties and constitutions have this illusion. It's all about how much weight you put on one paragraph in comparison with another paragraph in a real case. So, eg. for Social Democrats paragraph A of the human rights treaty has much more weight than paragraph B, and for the SVP vice versa. The SVP is just more honest in this sense, whereas the SP people tend to ignore or not even understand their own contradictions with international law or the Swiss constitution.
Anyway, the moment a so called right just becomes a tool to leverage your own advantage it has failed in its stated purpose. Nothing that politicians touch is "non-political" and to say it is "universal" is just a euphemism for expressing one's own superiority over those who don't follow your way. The EU and their laws and so-called "inalienable" stuff is so written and run by lobbyists that its risible to see them spitting down at Switzerland for actually being a bit democratic.
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