Are the U.S. Military and Our 2nd Amendment Rights Now Under United Nations Control?

During the hearing yesterday Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey brazenly admitted that their authority comes not from the U.S. Constitution, but that the United States is subservient to and takes its marching orders from the United Nations and NATO, international bodies over which the American people have no democratic influence.

 

Panetta was asked by Senator Jeff Sessions, “We spend our time worrying about the U.N., the Arab League, NATO and too little time, in my opinion, worrying about the elected representatives of the United States. As you go forward, will you consult with the United States Congress?”

 

The Defense Secretary responded “You know, our goal would be to seek international permission. And we would come to the Congress and inform you and determine how best to approach this, whether or not we would want to get permission from the Congress.”

 

Despite Sessions’ repeated efforts to get Panetta to acknowledge that the United States Congress is supreme to the likes of NATO and the UN, Panetta exalted the power of international bodies over the US legislative branch.

 

“I’m really baffled by the idea that somehow an international assembly provides a legal basis for the United States military to be deployed in combat,” Sessions said. “I don’t believe it’s close to being correct. They provide no legal authority. The only legal authority that’s required to deploy the United States military is of the Congress and the president and the law and the Constitution.”

 

Panetta’s assertion that he would seek “international permission” before ‘informing’ Congress about the actions of the US military provoked a firestorm of controversy, prompting the Pentagon to engage in damage control by claiming Panetta’s comments were misinterpreted.

 

“He was re-emphasizing the need for an international mandate. We are not ceding U.S. decision-making authority to some foreign body,” a defense official told CNN.

 

However, this is not the first time that the authority of international bodies has been framed as being superior to the US Congress and the Constitution.

 

In June last year, President Obama arrogantly expressed his hostility to the rule of law when he dismissed the need to get congressional authorization to commit the United States to a military intervention in Libya, churlishly dismissing criticism and remarking, “I don’t even have to get to the Constitutional question.”

 

Obama tried to legitimize his failure to obtain Congressional approval for military involvement by sending a letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner in which he said the military assault was “authorized by the United Nations (U.N.) Security Council.”

 

Panetta’s testimony that the US looks to obtain “international permission” before it acts, allied with Obama citing the UN as the supreme authority while trashing the power of Congress, prove that the United States has ceded control over its own affairs to unelected international bureaucrats, just as the countries of the European Union have done likewise.

Chairman Hillary Clinton at United Nations on Gun Control

Coming to America:

A United Nations Mandated

Gun Control

No Compromise: NRA Takes On United Nations

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NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox attended a meeting at United Nations headquarters in July to send a simple, unequivocal message to the international bureaucrats who want to eliminate your Right to Keep and Bear Arms: An international Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) that in any way, shape or form affects the constitutional rights of American gun owners is completely unacceptable.

In his address to conference participants from around the world, LaPierre made it clear that NRA will accept no compromise on this critical issue.

“The Right to Keep and Bear Arms in defense of self, family and country is ultimately self-evident and is part of the Bill of Rights to the United States Constitution,” he said. “Reduced to its core, it is about fundamental individual freedom, human worth and self-destiny. We reject the notion that American gun owners must accept any lesser amount of freedom in order to be accepted among the international community.”

In 2009, at the behest of the Obama administration, the United States joined 152 other countries in endorsing a U.N.  Arms Trade Treaty Resolution. The resolution establishes an international conference to be held next year, at which leaders from countries around the world—many of which have deplorable human rights records—will draw up an international treaty designed to severely restrict or even outright ban your right to sell, purchase, carry or own a firearm.

In reversing President George W. Bush’s opposition to U.N. mandated global gun control, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared, “The United States is committed to actively pursuing a strong and robust treaty that contains the highest possible, legally binding standard. …”

NRA has alerted American gun owners to be on guard against this ticking time bomb for years. NRA-ILA was the first group to be officially recognized by the U.N. as a “non-governmental organization” determined to protect the freedoms of American gun owners, hunters and shooters. The threat to those freedoms posed by an international Arms Trade Treaty has gained steam under the current administration.

President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and the U.N. claim that the only purpose of the ATT is to fight terrorism and international crime syndicates. Americans should not be fooled.

In speaking out for the nation’s gun owners, LaPierre warned that, “Those working on this treaty have asked us to trust them. … but they’ve proven to be unworthy of that trust.”

Dissecting the U.N. blueprint, LaPierre concluded that:

• “We are told, ‘Trust us, an ATT will only affect the illegal trade in firearms. ’But then we’re told that in order to control the illegal trade, all states must control the legal firearms trade;

• “We are told, ‘Trust us, an ATT will not require registration of civilian firearms.’ Yet, there are numerous calls for record-keeping and firearm tracking from production to eventual destruction. That’s nothing more than gun registration by a different name;

• “We are told, ‘Trust us, an ATT will not interfere with the lawful international commerce in civilian firearms.’ But a manufacturer of civilian shotguns would have to comply with the same regulatory process as a manufacturer of military attack helicopters.”

LaPierre demanded that proposals affecting civilian firearm ownership that are woven throughout the ATT must be completely removed from the scope of any international agreement, saying, “On this there can be no compromise, as American gun owners will never surrender their Second Amendment freedoms.”

There can be no question that what is taking shape at the U.N. is an all-out attack on the constitutional freedom of American gun owners. U.N. bureaucrats have focused intensely on record-keeping, oversight, inspections, supervision, tracking, tracing, surveillance, marking, documentation, verification, paper trails and data banks, new global agencies and data centers regarding firearms and ammunition. Nowhere are there provisions about respecting citizens’ rights of self-defense, privacy, property, due process or observing personal freedoms of any kind.

International gun-ban activists have demanded ATT provisions that would force America to license firearm owners, severely restrict all firearm purchases, destroy firearms deemed “unauthorized,” ban commonly owned semi-automatic rifles and join an international gun registry.

While a treaty can’t override the Second Amendment, it can become the law of the land either directly—equal to any law passed by Congress—or through implementing legislation. Even if a treaty isn’t ratified by a two-thirds majority of the U.S. Senate, it never dies, and can still affect your rights. The U.S. Senate could take a signed treaty off the shelf and vote to ratify it 10, 20 or 50 years from now—as we know from experience. Just two years ago, NRA fought a push to consider a 1997 Organization of American States (OAS) gun control treaty in the Senate. Although the U.S. never ratified that treaty, the Clinton administration used it as an excuse to restrict exports of gun parts and accessories to Canada.

In a 2010 speech to the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Hillary Clinton’s Under Secretary for Arms Control told the audience: “We will work between now and the U.N. Conference in 2012 to negotiate a legally binding Arms Trade Treaty, and we’ll need your help in achieving it. We have made that a fundamental policy commitment.”

So you can bet that if President Obama wins a second term he’ll move full-speed ahead for Senate ratification and implementation of the ATT’s mandates.

Obama and Clinton have spent their entire careers demonizing American gun owners and doing everything in their power to make firearm ownership more expensive, more difficult and, in many cases, illegal. Now they want to unleash the U.N. gun-ban axis on our Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

It’s time for all Americans to sound the alarm on this treacherous assault on U.S. sovereignty and join the NRA in this all-out fight to oppose any ATT that includes civilian firearms within its scope.

The cornerstone of our freedom is the Second Amendment. Neither the United Nations, nor any other foreign influence, has the authority to meddle with the freedoms guaranteed by our Bill of Rights, endowed by our Creator and due to all humankind.

In all of this, as the full measure of the Obama administration’s sell-out of our nation unfolds, NRA members must stand united to prevent and reverse the damage the administration’s “change” is inflicting on American freedom and our sovereignty.

To read the full text of Wayne’s speech before the U.N. and get the latest news on the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty, go to: www.nraila.org/unArmsTradeTreaty.

http://www.nrapublications.org/index.php/11466/no-compromise-nra-takes-on-united-nations/

What Will You Do America?

39 responses to “Are the U.S. Military and Our 2nd Amendment Rights Now Under United Nations Control?

  1. Good Morning America :D

    Are you Awake Yet? :(

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  3. I’ve been awake for a long time.
    My question is if congress is awake.
    What will it take from this administration to provide congress with enough proof to bring charges of treason against the perpetrators who are blatantly disregarding the Constitution ?
    Obama has referred to this congress as a “do nothing congress”.
    In this case, I agree with him.
    What is congress afraid of ?
    Losing their place at the public trough ?
    If they don’t make a move against the current infractions to the Constitution this year, they will be back amongst the little people that voted them out of office.
    Throw the bums out.

    • Sadly AFVET we have Progressives in the Republican Party and it is beginning to look as though they have Hi-Jacked our party as well as the Democrats party.

  4. My apologies, I didn’t reblog this. I found a post it fit into perfectly. :smile:

    Why is there so much silence by those who should be speaking up for We the People?

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  6. I’d blogged the NRA part. Another timely post Sam. AFVET: You mirror my sentiments exactly; I’ve said as much about Congress being complicit by their inaction. Plenty of evidence for Treason proceedings.

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  8. Good Morning Patriots one and all :D

  9. This is Laughable coming from an Anti-Christian, Anti-God White House:

    White House Organizes…Prayer Vigil for Obamacare Outside Supreme Court

    As the White House struggles to garner support for Obamacare as it approaches Supreme Court arguments on the new health care law, the administration is not leaving anything to chance — not even forces from heaven above.

    Yes, on Wednesday, White House officials reportedly called on dozens of nonprofit leaders to aid them in organizing a prayer vigil outside the court – right when justices plan to hear arguments for three days beginning March 26.

    In a push that hopes to shape public opinion on the issue at the very center of the battle for the White House and Congress, advocates and officials set their strategy to win favor in motion. White House officials, however, deny they are trying to influence others or garner support by facilitating rallies outside the Supreme Court.

    The NY Times adds:

    At the White House meeting on Wednesday, a wide range of advocates representing consumers and people with diseases and disabilities — as well as doctors and nurses, labor unions and religious organizations — discussed plans to bolster the landmark law, which is being challenged by 26 states as unconstitutional.

    Supporters of the law plan to hold events outside the court on each day of oral argument. The events include speeches by people with medical problems who have benefited or could benefit from the law. In addition, supporters will arrange for radio hosts to interview health care advocates at a “radio row,” at the United Methodist Building on Capitol Hill.

    People who attended the meeting on Wednesday said the speakers included Jennifer Palmieri, deputy communications director at the White House; Jon Carson, director of the president’s Office of Public Engagement; Jeanne M. Lambrew, deputy assistant to the president for health policy; and Mark B. Childress, a deputy chief of staff at the White House.

    “The White House was very encouraging and supportive of our activities,” said Ronald F. Pollack, executive director of Families USA.

    Pollack said the theme of the Supreme Court events would be, “Protect our health care, protect the law.”

    Jennifer M. Ng’andu from the National Council of La Raza said White House officials stressed that the court case provided “a great opportunity to highlight benefits of the law for real people.”

    A White House official who attended the session said that at least 100 people were present. According to the Times, more than 60 organizations sent representatives to the meeting.

    (h/t: WeaselZippers)

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/white-house-organizes-prayer-vigil-for-obamacare-outside-supreme-court/

  10. Well Sam, it looks like desperation to me.
    The bill recently introduced in the house essentially says that the POTUS has to go to congress before committing troops to war on foreign soil.
    It hasn’t passed yet.
    If it is passed, and the POTUS ignores it, it would be grounds to start the impeachment process.
    Given the spineless fools we have representing us, I wouldn’t hold my breath.

  11. Hey Sami
    Just stopping by to say HI and pass on a bit of a “possible” upcoming event. According to a lead on Steve Quayle web site, a special forces guy stated that between March 13-23 something MAJOR BIG was gonna happen—for folks to stock up on food, water, supplies to sustain one for at least 6 mths? Most likely a bogus thing, but most of the news coming from that site is right on target…
    Major quakes along the CA coast line–San Andreas fault all the way up into and around Alaska. New Madrid is active also, multiple plumes have been recorded in “dormant” volcano areas as well as earthquakes.
    Quayle stated a source mentioned that the New Madrid would collapse in a quake and the US would loose a MAJOR source of ground water…the Olgallala…. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogallala_Aquifer

  12. Also per Quayle, The “symbol” “Insignia’ for the forward units (Soldiers–I’m not sure if they are US or UN or both?) is by design, the shape of a stop sign with a large spider in the center–they are called Black Widow Protocol 2012
    Our bondage time is about up…the captivity looms ever closer my friend….at the touch of a button, they will invade ALL capable of resistance. Think about all the law enforcement agencies local, state, federal levels…plus, all uniformed soldiers, some ours, but many are UN “training in the USA” right now….
    The powers that be keep our LOYAL troops in wars not for OUR benefit or to keep US SAFE, but done so these foreign troops can get a toe hold here at home….without invasion, so perfect is the NWO plan for the captivity of Americans.

  13. The so-called FEMA CAMPS has a new name addition…not sure you know this, but they refer to them as “Fusion Centers” or Coordination Hubs
    Never doubt the Circle of Power in our own communities—most if not all have sold out to some point or another—and will be happy to maintain ‘control” of their districts because ONE, many will think it will be to help others. This IMO is a precursor to the betrayal of our own families, neighbors to the councils, synagogues of satan as told in Matt 24, Mark 13, Luke 21
    The Powers That Be have high intensity weapons for the benefit of “Resistor Compliance” in several delicious flavors using either: Light, Sonic, Chemical, or Microwave, which have the ability to murder from long distances, and never forget the power of the unmanned drones…..

    Basically, just think of all the weapons used by the USA in other countries and watch those same ones turned on the American people to get control.
    I sound defeated I know, but I’m really just tired of all this babble, confusion, hatred, oppression, etc….going on and just keep praying for our Lord Jesus to come quickly and rid the world of all this evil taking place.

    I pray for us all to be strengthen and have faith in Our Heavenly Father to protect and guide us thru the tribulation coming up, to not be deceived by the false christ who comes first, to be patient and faithful until the 7th Trump when Our Lord Jesus returns unto us in all Power and Glory.

  14. One other thing, the earth is in an orbital displacement right now.
    There is an event that only happens every 26,000 year cycle that will take place in YES, Dec. 2012….we are aligned with the center of the milkyway.

    As of this writing and per Mr.CometWatch on You Tube, we are having more and more solar flares and events happening, the latest is very strong, radiation levels are high from the direct hit we took earlier today combined with others over several days.

    The planet Venus has slowed down, “something” seems to be affecting it causing it to go retro-grade….Planet X, Nibiru, Gabriels Fist maybe?

    More and more “Fireballs’ “Falling space debris’ is happening and being recorded….some fully believe there is a war in heaven taking place right now? Michael fighting with satan perhaps?

    Well okay—guess I chewed your ear off long enough…LOL…
    Take care my old friend

    • Good Morning Lisa and so nice to see you once again around these parts. I can always count on you to alert us to those things which we may not have taken the time to investigate ourselves.

      You know my friend that I only half way buy into this kind of thing and yet you will never hear me dismiss nor try to diminish its importance.

      None of what you have reported here today would come to us as a surprise and you have been right on about many events in the past and so I count it a privilege to have you comment here and hope you would continue in helping us to be aware of the many other dangers facing us that we perhaps we are overlooking.

      God Speed LisaTX and God Bless you and your family ;)

  15. Thank you for sharing this with us Lisa.

    Somehow I am almost certain we will all be feeling that weapon in the near future.

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  19. Our ancestors would Never have let the Government get so out of control. Have to ask yourself, is it to late to regain control.?

  20. According to the statutes, the Government has pretty much comitted treason against the people. How much more till our great country falls.? We don’t need or want socialists, the big brother if you will, telling us what’s for our own good. That is plain
    Commy talk. America is doing what Russia did in the 70’s and 80’s. And we spoke out against them