Bet you hadn’t heard how the Obama administration intends on sidestepping the 2nd Amendment when this past Wednesday Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced her support for the U.N. small arms treaty, reversing the previous position of the United States under the Bush Administration. All I’ve heard was how BP’s oil was going to destroy the Florida Keys as it meandered its way out of the Gulf of Mexico, a steady assault on Arizona’s border legislation, Elena Kagan’s nomination to the Supreme Court or how a Suni Muslim won the Miss America pageant. All these stories are newsworthy and deserve a nod; but why wasn’t Hillary’s signing off on a treaty with the U.N. mentioned, a treaty that will eventually lead to total disarmament of civilians?
“Once the US Government signs these international treaties, all US citizens will be subject to those gun laws created by foreign governments.”
I learned of this treaty signing through an ‘email forward’; you know, that medium which overloads the average person with too much information as Obama has warned . It would be a mistake to rely on the ‘drive by media’, as they have come to be called, since they seem to be in the back pocket of Obama; reporting only stories which have been approved for general release.
“Speaking at Hampton University in Virginia, the president raised alarms when he said “information becomes a distraction, a diversion” that is putting “pressure on our country and on our democracy.’”
It has been determined by the Obama administration that the citizenry might be better off not knowing about the U.N. treaty signing. It might be more than our little minds can take; show them some more pictures of water foul covered with slime or plumes of oil spewing from 5,000 feet below the surface of the Gulf; but for heaven’s sake don’t mention anything about taking away guns; American’s take offense to the very thought.
The first step to taking away private ownership of guns has been taken. In a few short years the next step, registration of all guns; followed by a period of time when citizens will be asked to turn in their guns; all this to make the world a safer place. The final step is confiscation of guns not previously relinquished voluntarily. A citizenry without guns is the easiest to control.
“Americans have the right and advantage of being armed – unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.” — James Madison, The Federalist Papers
Obama has been a steady advocate of Americans joining with the rest of the world, our exceptional nation being something to be ashamed of. Obama apologized for our military forces being superior; he apologized for all our past transgressions and has bowed to heads of state in several countries. He would now have us bow, as a nation, to the U.N. as we uneventfully turn over our God given right to bear arms.
The Moral Liberal associate editor, T.F. Stern, is a retired City of Houston police officer, self-employed locksmith, and gifted political and social commentator. His popular and insightful blog, T.F. Sterns Rantings, has been up and at it since January of 2005.