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U.N. Arms Treaty is NOT binding since it violates the Constitution

Most Americans believe a treaty, once ratified, automatically becomes the undisputed law of the land. That belief is not necessarily true.

This is important to understand because Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and presidential usurper Barack Hussein Obama are relying on the proposed United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) to finally destroy the Second Amendment. Obama and Clinton, along with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Attorney Gen. Eric Holder are working diligently to strip law abiding Americans of their constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

Any treaty, to be considered legal and binding, must be made UNDER THE AUTHORITY, of the United States.

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“From where do the President & the Senate get Authority to act? From The Constitution. The objects of their lawful (as opposed to usurped) powers are enumerated in the Constitution,” according to constitutional scholar and attorney, Publius-Huldah. “Thus, the President & Senate must be authorized in the Constitution to act on a subject before any Treaty made by them on that subject qualifies as part of ‘the supreme Law of the Land.’ If the Constitution does not authorize the President & Congress to act on an object, the Treaty is not ‘Law’ – it is a mere usurpation, and deserves to be treated as such.” SOURCE

Officials of the federal government are NOT authorized to treaty-away or legislate-away our rights, including our Second Amendment rights. They are, in fact, sworn to uphold, protect and defend our rights. Attacking our Constitution, if it isn’t already, should be treason because it certainly gives aid and comfort to our enemies.

Many Americans have lost sight of the FACT that We The People created the federal government. Since it is our creation, it has no powers other than those WE granted it in the Constitution.

The Constitution wisely put chains on the powers the federal government is allowed to wield.

Thomas Jefferson stated clearly the federal government’s treaty power.

In giving to the President and Senate a power to make treaties, the Constitution meant only to authorize them to carry into effect, by way of treaty, any powers they might constitutionally exercise. –The Anas, 1793. ME 1:408

Surely the President and Senate cannot do by treaty what the whole government is interdicted from doing in any way. Parliamentary Manual, 1800. ME 2:442

It appears Obama, Clinton, Holder and Schumer are intent on destroying the Second Amendment. But the states and people have power to rescind such treason through nullification.(1)(2) ADDITIONAL READING ON NULLIFICATION

The heart of nullification is embodied in Amendments Nine and Ten and leaves to the states the power to accept or reject a treaty.

(1)The Ninth Amendment states, “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”  It was designed to work with the Tenth Amendment to reinforce limits on the federal government.

(2)The Tenth Amendment states, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

Jefferson again affirms that the legislature has the ultimate say concerning the implementation of a treaty.

We conceive the constitutional doctrine to be, that though the President and Senate have the general power of making treaties, yet wherever they include in a treaty matters confided by the Constitution to the …. Legislature, an act of legislation will be requisite to confirm these articles, and that the House of Representatives, as one branch of the Legislature, are perfectly free to pass the act or to refuse it, governing themselves by their own judgment whether it is for the good of their constituents to let the treaty go into effect or not. –Thomas Jefferson to James Monroe, 1796. ME 9:329 [emphasis added]

In addition to international efforts to curtail and/or destroy the 2nd Amendment, yet another cadre of socialists/communists and “progressives,” are working to destroy gun rights from within.

In a May 9,2012 article on PrisonPlanet.com the Congressional Progressive Caucus announced it will introduce legislation designed to strip Americans of the right to defend themselves. Called “Stop Shoot First Laws,” the amendment to the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill under consideration in the House would deny states federal funding allocated under section 505 of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 if they continue to allow citizens to defend themselves.

“Shoot first laws have already cost too many lives,” said Progressive Caucus co-chairs Keith Ellison and Raul Grijalva said upon introducing their amendment. “In Florida alone, deaths due to self-defense have tripled since the law was enacted. Federal money shouldn’t be spent supporting states with laws that endanger their own people. This is no different than withholding transportation funds from states that don’t enforce seatbelt laws,” the two socialists said.

Democrats are using “Shoot First” instead of “Stand Your Ground” in an effort to portray self defense as homicide. Apparently progressives think it is acceptable for criminals to shoot you but it’s not fair if you shoot back.

 

Raul Grijalva (left) and Keith Ellison, (both Democrats) are using the shooting death of Trayvon Martin to attack so-called “Stand Your Ground” self-defense laws passed by several states.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The message here is if you have this kind of law that your federal funding is going to take a hit because they make states less safe,” Adam Sarvana, communications director for Grijalva, told Politico.

(I would love to see verification of the numbers and facts in the above allegations. Oldtimeyman)

In other words, the Democrats would force states to choose between putting their citizens at the mercy of violent criminals or taking federal handouts. This is a dictatorial criminal act called coercion, or forced compliance through intimidation or threat.

The Congressional Progressive Caucus is the largest caucus within the Democratic caucus in Congress. It is supported by the Institute for Policy Studies, MoveOn.org (a George Soros funded group), the NAACP, National Council of La Raza (Soros funded), Hip Hop Caucus (Soros funded), and other liberal and so-called “progressive” organizations.

It appears at this writing that Stand Your Ground will withstand the attack, but it is illustrative of the lengths to which the progressives will stoop to destroy our Constitution, individual rights and freedoms. When it comes to gun rights we must all stand our ground. If the progressives succeed in destroying our gun rights we will all be at the mercy of criminals and government agents (excuse me, I repeat myself.)

 

 

 

 

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Dictatorship or Republic? Election 2012 will decide…

Barack Obama must go at or before the next election. He and all his socialist/communist/Marxist/Nazi/progressive/liberal pals, mentors and political appointees must be removed from the government of this Republic.

The Presidential election of 2012 will be the single most important election in U.S. history. Voters will decide whether our nation will bow down to the man who is quickly establishing himself as a dictator or whether we will save our Republic, its freedoms and rights and religious liberty.

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This is one election where loyalty to a particular political party must take a back seat to saving our Republic. Barack Obama and all the members of the “progressive” caucus must be removed from office at any cost. Before I’m accused of being racist let me explain why Obama must go.

1. Obama has never satisfactorily proven he’s constitutionally qualified to be president. The birth certificate he posted on his website is a forgery as are his Selective Service draft documents. SOURCE

2. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was signed by Obama but is not yet law. Presidential candidate Ron Paul says NDAA “begins the official establishment of martial law in the United States.” Executive director of the Human Rights Watch Kenneth Roth, added Obama is on the “Wrong side of history and will go down in history as the president who enshrined indefinite detention without trial in US law.” SOURCE

3. Obama continues to bypass Congress (and violates a key campaign promise) by using signing statements and executive orders thus continuing the dangerous and un-American practice of rule by decree or “executive fiat.” Obama is using these executive orders to ram through the new world order agenda and enforce U.N. dictates. When Congress allows executive orders to go un-challenged, such orders are nothing more than dictatorship in action. SOURCE

4. Obama along with several members of Congress, Attorney General Eric Holder and others have openly declared war on gun rights. They ignore the fact that the Second Amendment is part of the Constitution they have taken oaths to uphold and defend. National Rifle Association (NRA) Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre in a recent speech said Obama’s “low-key” approach to run rights during his first term was “a conspiracy to ensure re-election by lulling gun owners to sleep” and his ultimate aim is to “destroy” gun rights and “erase” the Second Amendment if he is re-elected in November. He also singled out Obama’s two Supreme Count appointees – Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan – are “two of the most rabid anti-gun justices in history.” He also accused Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of being a foe of gun rights. And with the possibility of two or more Supreme Court justice positions opening during the next four years, the NRA official warned that gun ownership would be in jeopardy if Mr. Obama stays in office. SOURCE

5. Obama has killed new oil-well drilling in off-shore waters of the nation and the Gulf of Mexico. He has opposed construction of the Keystone Pipeline. Those actions are costing the United States its energy independence. He claims domestic oil production has increased in the country since he stole the presidential election. It has, but ONLY because most of the drilling is on private lands. Domestic production has increased IN SPITE of Obama, not because of him.

6. The United States is $5 trillion deeper in debt because of runaway federal spending under Obama and failed spending on “green” projects such as Solyndra.

7. Obamacare. Need I say more?

8. Obama faces impeachment in the House of Representatives for his illegal bombing of Syria. His Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced that in order to carry out the offensive, the US military needs permission from the UN and NATO alone.

Republican Representative Walter B. Jones Jr. has come up with the resolution demanding Obama’s impeachment in case his administration starts another military action without the approval of Congress.

“Expressing the sense of congress that the use of offensive military force by a president without prior and clear authorization of an Act of Congress constitutes an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor under Article II, Section 4 of the constitution,” Jones’s resolution said.

In an exchange which occurred at the session of the Senate Armed Services Committee, US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said that in case Obama administration decides to strike Syria, it would merely “inform” Congress after the decision has been made.

“Our goal would be to seek international permission and we would come to the Congress and inform you and determine how best to approach this,” Panetta said. “Whether or not we would want to get permission from the Congress, I think those are issues I think we would have to discuss as we decide what to do here.” SOURCE

9. Obama’s flunkies have given us TSA airport gropers and allowed TSA to completely trash the Fourth Amendment’s protection against illegal searches and seizures.

10. Unelected, unaccountable Czars touching virtually every aspect of our lives.

Polls show that people are fed up with Congress and give it a failing grade. Yet voters keep re-electing incumbents. This election voters must educate themselves, grade their representatives and senators and vote out those whose records show they are incompetent or un-American. This must be done regardless of political party. We must use wisdom and research to find out who the most un-American and/or corrupt members are. A very short list includes, Chuck Schumer, Barbara Boxer, Mary Landrieu, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, (to name a few) all of whom are, by coincidence, Democrats. Republicans who need to be replaced are Jane Norton, Lindsey Graham, Richard Lugar (done), David Vitter, Orin Hatch and Mark Kirk (to name a few).

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