By Al Benson Jr.
Well, the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, you know, the one they told us would not affect our Second Amendment rights, appears to have been stalled at least temporarily. Not to worry though, the UN and our own Marxist regime will be back. So don’t think you have won a war when all you have won is a skirmish.
However, lots of folks must have contacted their Senators, because, according to http://www.foxnews.com it has been reported that a bipartisan group of 51 U.S. senators “…on Thursday had threatened to oppose the global treaty regulating international weapons trade if it falls short of protecting the constitutional right to bear arms. In a letter to President Obama and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, the senators expressed serious concerns with the draft treaty that has been circulated at the United Nations, saying that it signals an expansion of gun control that would be unacceptable.” They noted specifically a 2008 Supreme Court decision that stuck down a ban on handguns in the District of Columbia, which ruled that private citizens have a constitutional right to possess guns for self-defense as well as for other purposes. And the court also ruled, separately, that treaty obligations “may not infringe on individual constitutional protections and rights within U.S. borders.”
As for the Senators, this is, after all, an election year and if they antagonize their gun-owning constituency many of them will be in big trouble, so they have to try to placate us, at least for now, until they get back into office. Then all bets are off, especially if Comrade Obama gets a second term (notice I didn’t say “wins” a second term).
In an article by Doug Book on http://www.westernjournalism.com Mr. Book noted: “For decades, apostles of one-world government have endeavored to convince the American people that treaties, rather than the Constitution, embody the supreme law of the land. In 1952, Secretary of State and Council on Foreign Relations member John Foster Dulles told the American Bar Association that ‘Treaty law can override the Constitution…Treaties, for example…can cut across the rights given the people by the constitutional Bill of Rights.”
Back in a saner day the Supreme Court ruled against that new world order drivel. Mr. Book observes: “In the landmark case Reid vs. Covert, the Court ruled…’no agreement with a foreign nation can confer power on Congress, or any other branch of Government, which is free from the restraints of the Constitution.’ In short, as ‘(the Supreme) Court has regularly and uniformly recognized the supremacy of the Constitution over a treaty’ the Constitution remains the supreme law of the land, and treaties may neither supplant nor amend it.” That’s pretty straightforward.
Will Comrade Obama try to ignore that or pretend it is not there? Of course he will. Marxist truth demands that he do such, and his one-world government handlers and puppetmasters also demand it. Never forget, these people want your guns. They will do or say whatever they have to in order to get them. Marxist “truth” demands that they lie to you about what they are doing. For them the lie is the truth.
Tonight there was an article in our local Evening Fishwrapper stating that the current Marxist administration had no further interest in gun control at this time. I talked briefly with a man that read it and believed it. I explained briefly to him that what this article means is that the current administration will aggressively pursue any gun control or confiscation measure that they can at any time. They may not do it openly, but they will do it. Bet the farm on it! This administration is committed to trashing your Second Amendment rights, no matter what they or their toadies in the “news” media say.
Mr. Book ends his article with a very cogent observation. He says “Though Congress has the authority to nullify a treaty legislatively and federal courts have the power to overturn any unconstitutional terms, the American public has learned that neither of these institutions can be trusted with the defense of the Constitution or the rights it secures. Should Barack Obama win re-election it will be up to the people to defend their 2nd Amendment rights. And that could make for a very messy affair.” In other words, no matter what, it is up to us to protect our Second Amendment rights and that will require continued vigilance. If, by some fluke, Obama should lose, don’t make the mistake of thinking that because you have a Republican in the White House you can go back to sleep. Romney comes from Massachusetts, one of the most heavily regulated states in the country as to gun rights, so that should tell you something.
A total Marxist agenda cannot be implemented on this country until they have all the guns. No matter how “reasonable” they try to sound, remember that one salient fact. You can’t resist if you are not armed.