October 1, 2014
The war on guns in this country is not a new one. With the upcoming elections in November it is a bitter war. Gun activists are praising U.S. Senator’s efforts to rid us of the burden of protecting ourselves and gun enthusiasts are wanting to lynch them for trying to take away our Second Amendment Rights.
Gun control Activists will scream at the top of their lungs that guns are killing so many innocent people and need to be banned while gun enthusiasts scream just as loudly that guns do not kill people, people do. This is a battle that has been going on for decades.
However you feel about it, bearing arms is our fundamental right in the good old USA. The question should be whether government be allowed to take our constitutional right from us.
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God,” is the oath of office administered to each and every U.S. Senator.
To many Americans it is this oath that they believe has been breached by way of not supporting Amendment 139, which narrowly passed with a 53 to 46 vote in March of 2013. This amendment, presented by Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), was to confirm that foreign treaties could not overrule the U.S. Constitution. Think of the precedence this would set.
“Mr. President,” stated Inhofe while on the Senate floor, “I want to make sure that everyone understands what the United Nations trade treaty is. The trade treaty is a treaty that cedes our authority to have trade agreements with our allies in terms of trading arms.
“I want to very briefly read this so nobody over there or over here misunderstands what this amendment does. This is right out of the amendment. Uphold the Second Amendment rights, that is one thing. And secondly, prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations arms trade treaties.”
To many Democrats, those were fighting words. They simply could not understand Inhofe’s assertion that the U.S. Constitution over-ride that of the UN. The Democrats wanted the UN to be able to overturn the U.S. Constitution.
“The Department of Justice Attorneys led by Eric Holder have just started advancing an argument at the Supreme Court that could allow them to invoke international treaty for policies such as gun control and conflict within the United States. This would include conflicts like the planned EBT shortage. It would also enforce the unconstitutional UN Small Arms Treaty that was signed by John Kerry despite the US Senate garnering the 53 votes necessary to block it from ever being signed. The act itself was committing Treason under Article 3 of the Constitution,” according to The Free Patriot.
The UN Small Arms Treaty would have placed a global ban on small firearms for both importing and exporting. This would have been devastating for private gun owners in the U.S. The language used in the bill would have put into practice an international gun registry on all private guns and ammunition.
What is probably the most interesting point in the UN Resolution 2117 is number 11. The amendment lists 21 points dealing with firearms control and number 11 stands out like a sore thumb because it calls for member states to support weapons collection and disarmament of all UN countries.
Whether there are grounds to call for treason is something for each and every American to decide.
What each and every American can and should do is get out and vote in November.
When you go to the voting polls in November keep in mind which of the 46 out of 100 Senators were willing to give your Constitutional rights to the UN. Not all of them were Democrats as previously reported, 2 were Independents (in red).
Baldwin (D-WI) Harkin (D-IA) Nelson (D-FL)
Baucus (D-MT) Hirono (D-HI) Reed (D-RI)
Bennett (D-CO) Johnson (D-SD) Rockefeller (D-WV)
Blumenthal (D-CT) Kaine (D-VA) Sanders (I-VT)
Boxer (D-OH) King (I-ME) Schatz (D-HI)
Cantwell (D-WA) Klobuchar (K-MN) Schumer (D-NY)
Cardin (D-MD) Landrieu (D-LA) Shaheen (D-NH)
Carper (D-DE) Leahy (D-VT) Stabenow (D-MI)
Casey (D-PA) Levin (D-MI) Udall (D-NM)
Coons (D-DE) McCaskill (D-MO) Udall (D-NM)
Cowan (D-MA) Menendez (D-NJ) Warner (D-VA)
Durbin (D-IL) Merkley (D-OR) Warren (D- MA)
Feinstein (D-CA) Mikulski (D-MD) Whitehouse (D-RI)
Franken (D-MN) Murphy (D-CT) Wyden (D-OR)
Gillibrand (D-NY) Murray (D-WA)
To arm or not to arm, don’t let Senators decide for you. Don’t let anyone decide for you. You have a voice, use it! Vote in November.
By Lorra B. Chief Writer for Silent Soldier
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