A majority in the U.S. Senate has told
President Barack Obama not to
do it. There’s no doubt that an overwhelming majority of Americans would
oppose it… if the media ever told them about it. ~ Chip Wood
Nonetheless, this past Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry said
that Obama will sign the controversial gun-control treaty promulgated by
the United Nations.
“We look forward to signing it as soon as the
process of conforming the official languages is completely satisfied,”
Kerry said in a prepared statement.
Although the treaty is being touted as a way to prevent “illicit
trade in conventional weapons,” it actually does far more than that.
Among other outrages, it demands that every nation create a registry of
gun owners, manufacturers and traders within its borders. Also that
each country establish mechanisms that could prevent private individuals
from purchasing ammunition for any weapons they do own.
In other words, this U.N. treaty would mean the end of our 2nd
Amendment rights. Kerry says Obama will sign it. What kind of
madness is this?
Resolutions condemning the treaty were promptly introduced in both
branches of Congress.
The measures submitted to the Senate by Jerry
Moran (R-Kan.) and to the House of Representatives by Mike Kelly (R-Pa.)
declare that the U.N.
Small Arms Treaty “poses significant risks to the
national security, foreign policy, and economic interests of the United
States, as well as to the constitutional rights of United States
citizens and United States sovereignty.”
Then in March, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) submitted an amendment to
the budget bill that urged the Obama Administration “to uphold Second
Amendment rights and prevent the United States from entering into the
United Nations Small Arms Treaty.” Inhofe’s amendment was approved by a
vote of 53 to 46.
So a majority of Senators have publicly declared their opposition to
this dangerous treaty. Doesn’t sound like there’s much chance the treaty
will get a positive vote by two-thirds of the Senate, which the
Constitution says must be done for any treaty to take effect.
Despite rumors to the contrary, I don’t think even Obama — surely one
of the most arrogant people to ever occupy the Oval Office — will try
to do an end-run around this Constitutional requirement. Still,
the Obama has come out in favor of it. And Kerry says the Administration
is eager to sign it.
Which makes me wonder, have these guys lost their minds?
I’ll grant you, both men have made it clear throughout their careers
the utter disdain they hold for the idea of any Constitutional
restraints on their actions. But still, coming out in support of such a
flagrantly unConstitutional measure now makes me wonder what is really
going on here.
I’ve heard suggestions that the U.N. gun control treaty is being
brought forward now to distract us from all the other scandals that are
besetting the Obama Administration.
That’s as unlikely as the idea
that the Administration decided to unleash the story of what the IRS did
to Tea Party and other patriotic groups in an effort to distract people
from two other scandals — the Administration’s response to the
terrorist attacks in Benghazi and the Justice Department’s surreptitious
seizure of some reporters’ emails.
Okay, so we now know that the IRS actually planted the question that
led to the story first breaking about how they targeted conservative
groups seeking tax-exempt status. And of course it was incredibly stupid
to ask for donors’ names and addresses and even questioning what some
of the applicants believed.
Passing on some of that private information, so it could be posted
on-line by a left wing group, compounded the folly. Clearly, some heads
will have to roll over all of this. By the time Congress finishes its
various investigations, some IRS employees may even face criminal
penalties. From what we know, they should.
I haven’t seen enough evidence yet to convince me that the IRS
scandal will reach into the Oval Office. Yes, Obama set the tone that
led to the malfeasance below him. I don’t think he issued the
Unlike Watergate, there’s no recorded conversation or other
smoking gun here: or, so far as we know, any impeachable offense.
That’s emphatically not the case with the Administration’s active
support of the U.N. Small Arms Treaty. Obama and his allies, including
Kerry, know exactly what they’re doing. And they seem determined to
proceed, no matter what anyone says.
The United Nations Small Arms Treaty was going nowhere last year.
Obama, who was running for reelection, said he opposed it. Negotiators
couldn’t agree on terms.
Then on Nov. 7 — one day after Obama won his second term — the
President reversed himself and instructed our delegation at the U.N.
conference to agree to a “Final United Nations Conference on the Arms
Trade Treaty” to be held in New York City in March.
When that conference voted to send the treaty to the U.N. General
Assembly, the U.S. representatives fully supported the move.
Subsequently, on April 2 the U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly
in favor of its passage. The vote was a lop-sided 154 to 3. The Untied
States was one of the “ayes.”
The “no” votes came from three of most notorious human-rights
violators in a body that’s filled with them — Iran, Syria, and North
Korea. China and Russia joined 21 other nations in abstaining.
How many of those countries were founded on the principle that the
citizens’ rights come from God, not government? How many have anything
resembling our own Bill of Rights, where the people’s rights (and the
limitations on their rulers) are spelled out so forcefully and
I’m pretty sure the answer is zero.
No, those 154 countries represent some of the most repressive regimes
on earth. There aren’t too many friends of freedom sitting in that
glass palace on the East River.
The United Nations is been a notorious hotbed of anti-American
sentiment since the day it was founded. We don’t have many friends there
and never have. Heck, its very creation was virtually a communist plot
against this country, as G. Edward Griffin proves in The Fearful Master,
his invaluable study of the origins of this one-world monstrosity.
Allowing the United Nations to void our 2nd Amendment rights, and
determine gun-control policies for this country would be a huge step
down the road to our own enslavement. As I said before, it’s utter
Let’s make sure that Barack Obama, John Kerry and their left wing allies don’t get away with it.
Until next time, keep some powder dry.
Chip Wood – June 7, 2013 – posted at PersonalLiberty
P.S. Once again I’ll be serving as master of ceremonies for
FreedomFest, “the world’s largest gathering of free minds,” in Las
Vegas, Nevada this July 10-13. Check out the amazing line-up of
speakers, programs and debates at Freedom Fest. I encourage you to
attend this inspiring gathering. If you do, please be sure to stop by
and say hello.
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