July 9, 2012

FOD 2nd Amendment Attack

Larry Bell, in Forbes, writes:
It may not come as surprising news to many of you that the United Nations doesn’t approve of our Second Amendment. Not one bit. And they very much hope to do something about it with help from some powerful American friends. Under the guise of a proposed global “Small Arms Treaty” premised to fight “terrorism”, “insurgency” and “international crime syndicates” you can be quite certain that an even more insidious threat is being targeted – our Constitutional right for law-abiding citizens to own and bear arms.
In 2010, the United States joined 152 other countries, agreeing to draft gun controls in our country, as part of something called the U.N. Arms Treaty Resolution.
While the terms have yet to be made public, if passed by the U.N. and ratified by our Senate, it will almost certainly force the U.S. to:
  1. Enact tougher licensing requirements, creating additional bureaucratic red tape for legal firearms ownership.
  2. Confiscate and destroy all “unauthorized” civilian firearms (exempting those owned by our government of course).
  3. Ban the trade, sale and private ownership of all semi-automatic weapons (any that have magazines even though they still operate in the same one trigger pull – one single “bang” manner as revolvers, a simple fact the ant-gun media never seem to grasp).
  4. Create an international gun registry, clearly setting the stage for full-scale gun confiscation.
  5. In short, overriding our national sovereignty, and in the process, providing license for the federal government to assert preemptive powers over state regulatory powers guaranteed by the Tenth Amendment in addition to our Second Amendment rights.
In municipal and state government there are things that cannot be done without the citizens voting to ratify - in Texas, many budget measures, taxing issues and changes to our State Constitution need voter approval before becoming law.

I get how a representative government is supposed to work, but there should be mechanisms in place that give a bigger voice to the citizens of this country.  A representative government, to me, is electing people you trust to make the day-to-day decisions about operating our country, while taking more controversial, expensive and/or foundational issues to the people for a vote.

No one, not the president, not the Secretary of State, nor Congressional representatives should have the power to unilaterally change our Constitution without allowing the people to voice their wishes at the polls.

There was a time when our entire nation would have been up in arms about such a change - not because of their stance on owning guns, but because our nation was established with these core rights and freedoms, and, once upon a time, every American was willing to stand up for the sanctity and preservation of those rights, whether it personally affected them or not.

I want to live in that America.

1 comment:

CharlieDelta said...

I want to live in that America.

You and me both Harper.

All I have to say to these gun grabbers is ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ motherfuckers!