I have a problem with the following paragraph:
As a free and democratic country, continuously striving to be a role model for the world, it is America’s moral obligation to stand for The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was proclaimed in 1948. Thus, it is America’s responsibility to abide by the proposed fundamental human rights.
Is using the verb: to abide by, justified in this context. Frankly speaking, it seems like it is semantically wrong.