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Leave Our Guns Alone ~ No UN Treaty, No Infringement

 

About the author: Rebecca Figone holds a Bachelor of Science in the field of Accounting. She owns two small businesses, one is for preparation of taxes and the other is for mosaic art to theme. Rebecca also holds an editor and writing position with Ole Glory News. She is married to an E-8 in the United States Arm ... [read 's FULL BIO]

There is no end to the lengths our current administration will go to, in order to regulate guns. To be sure, what we thought was dormant, the UN arms control treaty, is now being touted, yet again. Obama is actually pushing for it, as is his new doormat, Secretary of State, John Kerry. Please see more about this, at Fox News. http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/03/28/buyers-beware-un-arms-trade-treaty-will-regulate-individual-gun-ownership/
Of course, we have to hope that the Senate has more sense than to ratify the treaty, but when considering the Senate, at this juncture, there is room for doubt, as to their allegiance. As I was digging today through quotes for something else I was seeking, I stumbled onto a few that speak to this issue. I will share them and their sources, with you below.

“I say the same as to the opinion of those who consider the grant of the treaty making power as boundless. If it is, then we have no Constitution.” (Thomas Jefferson, a letter to Wilson Cary Nicholas The Works of Thomas Jefferson, September 7, 1803.)

“By the general power to make treaties, the Constitution must have intended to comprehend only those objects which are usually regulated by treaty, and cannot be otherwise regulated. It must have meant to except out of those the rights reserved to the states; for surely the President and Senate cannot do by treaty what the whole government is interdicted from doing in any way.” (Thomas Jefferson, A Manual of Parliamentary Practice, p. 110. 1873.)

“The only constitutional exception to the power of making treaties is, that it shall not change the Constitution.… On natural principles, a treaty, which should manifestly betray or sacrifice primary interests of the state, would be null.” (Alexander Hamilton, The Works of Alexander Hamilton, 1796.)

“That the treaty power is unlimited and omnipotent and may be used to override the Constitution and Bill of Rights,” said Holman, is “a doctrine of recent origin.…” (President of the American Bar Association Frank E. Holman, began a campaign in earnest to protect the rights of Americans from treaty law 1948.)

“[T]hough the [treaty] power is thus general and unrestricted, it is not to be so construed as to destroy the fundamental laws of the state. A power given by the Constitution cannot be construed to authorize a destruction of other powers given in the same instrument.… A treaty to change the organization of the Government, or to annihilate its sovereignty, to overturn its republican form, or to deprive it of its constitutional powers, would be void; because it would destroy what it was designed merely to fulfill, the will of the people.” (Supreme Court Chief Justice Joseph Story, Limitations on the Treaty-Making Power (5th ed. 1891), Commentaries on the Constitution, Section 1508, original source, the Commentaries on the Constitution, written by Chief Justice Joseph Story in 1833.)

“I do not conceive that power is given to the President and Senate to dismember the empire, or to alienate any great, essential right. I do not think the whole legislative authority have this power. The exercise of the power must be consistent with the object of the delegation.” (James Madison, Debate in Virginia Ratifying Convention, Elliot 3:499-515. June 18, 1788.)

As I sit and ponder what happens in a nation that is deprived of its rights, I am given pause, as historically, the peoples of those nations are subverted and become slaves to the state or casualties. Our nation was founded on the idea of freedom and liberty. It was founded on the idea of self reliance and self governance of the individual sovereign. The Bill of Rights is essential to the stability of our sovereignty.

“§ 981. In the next place, a bill of rights may be important, even when it goes beyond powers supposed to be granted. It is not always possible to foresee the extent of the actual reach of certain powers, which are given in general terms. They may be construed to extend (and perhaps fairly) to certain classes of cases, which did not at first appear to be within them. A bill of rights, then, operates, as a guard upon any extravagant or undue extention of such powers. Besides; (as has been justly remarked,) a bill of rights is of real efficiency in controlling the excesses of party spirit. It serves to guide, and enlighten public opinion, and to render it more quick to detect, and more resolute to resist, attempts to disturb private rights. It requires more than ordinary hardihood and audacity of character, to trample down principles, which our ancestors have consecrated with reverence; which we have imbibed in our early education; which recommend themselves to the judgment of the world by their truth and simplicity; and which are constantly placed before the eyes of the people, accompanied with the imposing force and solemnity of a constitutional sanction. Bills of rights are a part of the muniments of freemen, showing their title to protection; and they become of increased value, when placed under the protection of an independent judiciary instituted, as the appropriate guardian of the public and private rights of the citizens.” (CHAPTER XLIV. § 981, AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION., by Justice Joseph Story, Cambridge, January, 1833.)

It is with this last quote, that I will close. Let the words of Chief Justice Joseph Story make you think, and may they also ring true forevermore. To infringe upon our right to bear arms, would be the undoing of everything else we all hold dear. The time to reach out to your Legislators is now. No ratification on this treaty and no infringement on our rights to bear arms, is what we must demand.

“The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them.” ~ Justice Joseph Story; Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, 1833

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  • Joe Lettieri

    if i was obama id want to take away everybodies guns too,half the country wants to shoot him.

    • mrsgunnut10

      Joe, I believe “Half the Country” is too little, more like three fourth’s ( 3/4 ths ). But it’s a good start anyway. LOL

    • BD

      Scared enough to have a food taster

  • As to senate ratification of the UN treaty, Carl Levin (D-MI) can be counted on as a YEA vote. He is now a lame duck as he has announced that he will not seek reelection. He would probably have been an obama rubber stamp anyway. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) will definitely be a progressive rubber stamp to this.

    • You know that all these DC AHole have bunkers all over the Country, so if they get got outside of DC when you know who makes the move they have a place to hide, and the really Rich have already left the Country! Try to find just one in the U.S NOW…you CAN’T…!!! Yes they go on talk shows, but it’s never in person, it’s always by video feed, because they are outside the U.S.! Like on Fox, Trump never appears on the show, it’s always by phone on Monday morning….he is not in the U.S.A.! Try to find one person, that will tell you the truth, that they have seen Trump in Trump Towers since October…you can’t!

  • marineh2ominer

    No one will ever assassinate Obama ass because they wouldn’t want to make him a martyr for all the damn fools that voted for him , nor is president Biden an acceptable alternative

    • SickoftheBS

      Leaves us only one choice. Impeach his MORON butt out of the white House and have Biden committed for Psychiatric help as he certainly needs that kind of help.
      With Biden in the loony ward and Obama in prison, we will be free to return to a great country without Obamacare or anything else his Moronic A$$ came up with.

      • Bill1966

        You REALLY want Kerry as President?

        • Whackajig

          Dumbo, Kerry is not 3rd in line, John Boehner is

        • i WANT A real AMERICAN not some socialistic commie skunk like we have.

      • Spyder Dalton

        THE MALIGNANT PERSONALITY:

        These people are mentally ill and extremely dangerous! The following precautions will help to protect you from the destructive acts of which they are capable.

        First, to recognize them, keep the following guidelines in mind.

        (1) They are habitual liars. They seem incapable of either knowing or telling the truth about anything.

        (2) They are egotistical to the point of narcissism. They really believe they are set apart from the rest of humanity by some special grace.

        (3) They scapegoat; they are incapable of either having the insight or willingness to accept responsibility for anything they do. Whatever the problem, it is always someone else’s fault.

        (4) They are remorselessly vindictive when thwarted or exposed.

        (5) Genuine religious, moral, or other values play no part in their lives. They have no empathy for others and are capable of violence. Under older psychological terminology, they fall into the category of psychopath or sociopath, but unlike the typical psychopath, their behavior is masked by a superficial social facade.

        If you have come into conflict with such a person or persons, do the following immediately!

        (1) Notify your friends and relatives of what has happened.

        Do not be vague. Name names, and specify dates and circumstances. Identify witnesses if possible and provide supporting documentation if any is available.

        (2) Inform the police. The police will do nothing with this information except to keep it on file, since they are powerless to act until a crime has been committed. Unfortunately, that often is usually too late for the victim. Nevertheless, place the information in their hands.

        Obviously, if you are assaulted or threatened before witnesses, you can get a restraining order, but those are palliative at best.

        (3) Local law enforcement agencies are usually under pressure if wealthy or politically powerful individuals are involved, so include state and federal agencies as well and tell the locals that you have. In my own experience, one agency that can help in a pinch is the Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service or (in Canada) Victims Services at your local police unit. It is not easy to think of the IRS as a potential friend, but a Swedish study showed that malignant types (the Swedes called them bullies) usually commit some felony or other by the age of twenty. If the family is wealthy, the fact may never come to light, but many felonies involve tax evasion, and in such cases, the IRS is interested indeed. If large amounts of money are involved, the IRS may solve all your problems for you. For obvious reasons the Drug Enforcement Agency may also be an appropriate agency to approach. The FBI is an important agency to contact, because although the FBI does not have jurisdiction over murder or assault, if informed, they do have an active interest in any other law enforcement agencies that do not follow through with an honest investigation and prosecution should a murder occur. Civil rights are involved at that point. No local crooked lawyer, judge, or corrupt police official wants to be within a country mile if that comes to light! It is in such cases that wealthy psychopaths discover just how firm the “friends” they count on to cover up for them really are! Even some of the drug cartel biggies will scuttle for cover if someone picks up the brick their thugs hide under. Exposure is bad for business.

        (4) Make sure that several of your friends have the information in the event something happens to you. That way, an appropriate investigation will follow if you are harmed. Don’t tell other people who has the information, because then something bad could happen to them as well. Instruct friends to take such an incident to the newspapers and other media.

        If you are dealing with someone who has considerable money, you must realize that they probably won’t try to harm you themselves, they will contract with someone to make the hit. The malignant type is a coward and will not expose himself or herself to personal danger if he or she can avoid it.

        • The BO lies

          “I promise that I support traditional marriage – 1 man – I woman. “

          “I promise NO NEW TAXES on families making less then $250K a year.“

          “I will allow 5 days of public comment before I sign any bills.”

          “I will remove earmarks from PORK projects before I sign any bill.”

          “I will end income tax for seniors making less then $50K a year. “

          “I will bring all our troops home within ONE year. “

          “I’ll put the Health Care negotiations on CSAPAM so everyone can see who is at the table.“

          “I’ll have no lobbyists in my administration.”

          “I’ll close Guantanamo.”

          “I’ll resign if I don’t cut the deficit in half by the end of four years.”

          “I’ll unite the people of this great country.”

          “I promise 100% transparency in my administration.”

    • BD

      BooHoo Bohner is next in line.After homoObama & Joe Biteme

    • Dave G

      Brother, be very careful what you post here. As always,,,CYA and don’t make a target of yourself.

    • He knows people are out to get him Why else does the wannabe king feel he needs a food taster??? He isn’t my president. i haven’t had one in over 4 years now. A communist running our country RIGHT INTO THE GROUND.

  • Want to have an effect; join the 10 MILLION MAN MARCH, on DC, planned for May 25th, 2013 by Gun Owners of America- -watch their website for details. Join Wild Bill For America and his “Patriot Special Forces Reaction Teams” – -email him at “[email protected]”. Join Police Chief Kessler, of Pennsylvania and his “Constitution Security Forces”; email him at “[email protected]” or go directly to the CSF website. There are other groups forming; Tea Party Special Forces and others; get active, get involved. Hopefully, these groups will coordinate their efforts so we are ALL moving in the same direction, at the same time!
    As single individuals, none of US can do very much; by joining a group, or groups, we can accomplish a great deal and make a “vast impression” on those “elitists” inside the beltway!
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    • From what I hear the Armed march on DC is on the 4th of July.

  • SickoftheBS

    If some one takes him out or even attempts to we will end up with another Holiday we don’t want.

  • You wanted a nazi now you have one and has many brown shirt idiots to follow his plans to become Hitler all over again, the people who like handouts don’t care, they just want give me, give me and don’t care who they hurt, just a bunch of immoral satan worshippers who like to be like their daddy who loses in the end. Enjoy while you can, the fire never goes out where you are headed.

  • Jed54

    How about a natural disaster, a 300′ sink hole under the white house, just as Stupid is taking a dump!!!

  • We all know what is coming, enough said!

  • the liberal’s need to read and understand the CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES of AMERICA !!! they DO NOT have the right to change or get rid any part of it..read the DICK ACT of 1902,,

    • Ray, I have been saying that for a while now & no one seems to care.. I guess no law means anything any more.. So why do they need more… They don’t want to obey the ones we have.. The DICK ACT of 1902 Sayes it all…

  • TexRancher

    Could it be any more clear that the whole democommunist party has been corrputed? Obama is not our friend and he has demonstrated his intent to destroy this country as we know it.
    He’s hedging his bet by Morphing DHS into his private army that answers only to him! That’s in case our military refuses to obey ILLEGAL orders by him to fire on Americans on U.S. soil!
    Watch for him to send Moochelle and girls and entourage on vacation just prior to his actions against Americans!
    We need to put the fire to the feet of our “elected” to stop this TREASON. Let them know that we are keeping a watch on who’s helping him in his overthrow of our government!

  • Spyder Dalton

    Like communist countries will obey treaties? Like criminals obey guns laws in Chicago? A perfect example right in front of your eyes and you still can’t see the truth! That’s a mental disease!

    • How did we reach a point in America where we allowed leftists to brainwash Americans into thinking that defending yourself & family, capitalism, liberty, personal property, profit, and individual responsibility are bad???

  • Citizen

    Obama is calling our bluff. Our guns is the line in the sand many have drawn. “oh they won’t rise against me. They won’t fight back they won’t flare up” is what he is thinking. If this arms trade treaty is passed there will be hell to pay. I do not wish to fight but there are millions who won’t hand this country over to a wannabe dictator and his team of nose pickers.

  • Old White Dude

    the assertions above are true and accurate, and eloquently and concisely stated I might add also, but pertain to America and not the current corporation of the United States. Therein is the rub. We continue to falsely operate under the premise that we are still sovereign. Unfortunately, that is no long the case. We were sold down the river a long time ago.

  • international background checks, gun confiscation. override the 2nd amendment. hand in your firearms america. they are after all of them.

  • he wants to override the 2nd amendment, that may lead to gun confiscation. better sign some petitions against this dictator.

  • There have been thousands of infringements on gun rights for over 200 years …