Second Amendment Receives Reprieve
The Second Amendment received a reprieve on Friday of last week. As we have discussed here on more than one occasion, the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty was set to be voted and signed by Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton at the end of a month-long UN “negotiating” conference. Liberals would have achieved neutering the Second Amendment without ever speaking of it. George Soros, through his Media Matters group, had flooded the traditional media with pro-gun control propaganda, particularly in the aftermath of the Colorado shootings. “Thanks be to God” it is an election year. In an abrupt about-face on Friday, the American delegation announced that it needed more time to consider the proposed treaty. Russia and China then followed suit and the conference ended without a treaty. “This was stunning cowardice by the Obama administration, which at the last minute did an about-face and scuttled progress toward a global arms treaty, just as it reached the finish line” according to Suzanne Nossel, executive director of Amnesty International USA. The words are particularly harsh considering they come from a former aide to the Secretary of State and currently ED of a Soros funded organization. The collectivists thought they had this in the bag. Daryl Kimball, Executive Director of the Arms Control Association said, “”President Obama should have–but did not–provide the leadership necessary to close the deal on the arms trade treaty…” Why would Obama and Clinton renege on a liberal sacred cow like gun-control? Why would they leave the “rest” of the world at the altar of passage? Well, it seems that on Thursday, 51 senators (that would be a bi-partisan majority for those who are counting) delivered a letter to the President and the Secretary of State expressing their “concerns” that the draft treaty would be an expansion of gun control, and that, of course, was unacceptable. They threatened to oppose its ratification if signed by the Secretary of State.
YOU Made the Difference
YOU made the difference. You contacted your elected representatives and threatened their jobs if this treaty was ratified. When one’s own job is in jeopardy, loyalty to the party and especially to its leader fades quickly. Well done, pat yourselves on the back, and get back to work. The gun-control crowd is relentless. They are determined. The Secretary General of the United Nations expressed his disappointment at the failure to agree to a treaty, but pledged his “robust” support for continuing the pursuit of the treaty. Do not believe for one moment that this George Soros-beholding group of Democrat politicians will not immediately bring the treaty back to the table if they are re-elected. Politics demanded a strategic retreat…nothing more. We, at The Proud Americans, will continue to shine daylight on the agenda of this Administration to impinge on our freedoms and even subjugate the United States to an organization that sees itself as the world government. We will never cease to proclaim liberty and justice for all. We will never cease to defend our Constitution and all of its Amendments. We will give our lives, if necessary, as have other proud Americans in the past, to preserve this Union and its independence. “The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.”