Guns for Sale
The Enemy Within
U. S. Senators are required in their oath of office to affirm they will “support and defend the U. S. Constitution.” That oath is as follows:
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.
Yet 46 of 100 U. S. Senators voted to approve the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty which is backed by Obama. This treaty would have drastically altered-if not eliminated-our ability to have, sell, trade, import and export guns.
Gun manufacturers, gun shops, gun sales would also have been severely affected establishing another blow to our failing economy, as well as our personal liberties.
In a 53-46 vote we barely maintained our 2nd Amendment rights. These 46 Senators blatantly violated their oath of office and may even be guilty of anti-constitutional crimes. Gun control is and has long been a hot topic. It divides peoples and parties. There are those who seem intent upon destroying everything the United States has stood for the past 200 plus years, and then there are those who wish to maintain its historical stand of freedom and the power of the people.
So why hasn’t anything been done to the 46 Senators who have violated their oath of office and made clear that they disregard the very Constitution they swore to uphold?
Federal laws are indeed in place to deal with those who violate their sworn duties. The law requires the oath and if an oath is worthless then why would the law require one? Let’s take a look at the 4 sections of law, and the provisions provided for those who violate their duties.
- 5 U.S.C. 3331 provides the oaths of office Congressional members are required to affirm before assuming office.
- 5 U.S.C. 3333 requires members of Congress to sign an affidavit that they have taken the oath of office required by 5 U.S.C. 3331 and have not or will not violate that oath of office during their tenure of office.
- 5 U.S.C. 7311 explicitly makes it a federal crime for anyone employed in the United States Government (including members of Congress) to “advocate the overthrow of our constitutional form of government”.These Senators will undoubtedly deny the U. N. treaty would overthrow our government. But it would certainly alter and potentially nullify the 2nd Amendment. The Constitution is the “Supreme Law of the Land” and specifically bans any treaty that is contrary to it. It stands to reason that any usurpation that would nullify any part of the Constitution without proper procedure is a violation of law.
- 18 U.S.C. 1918 provides the penalties for violation as described in 5 U.S.C. 7311 which includes confinement for a year and a day and/or a fine. It reads:
18 U.S.C. 1918: “Whoever violates the provisions of section 7311 of title 5 that an individual may not accept or hold a position in the Government of the United States or the government of the District of Columbia if he (1) advocates the overthrow of our constitutional form of government [and] shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year and a day or both.”
Our form of government is defined by the Constitution of the United States. It can only be altered by constitutional amendment. Thus, any act taken by government officials who have taken the oath of office prescribed by 5 U.S.C. 3331 which alters the form of government other by amendment, is a criminal violation of the 5 U.S.C. 7311.
Furthermore Article 6, paragraph two of the U. S. Constitution forbids treaties that are contrary to constitutional law:
This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding.
The U. N. Arms Trade Treaty is in direct conflict with the 2nd Amendment of the U. S. Constitution, and its text breaches other laws as well. So why are these 46 Senators who would nullify the Constitution one Amendment at a time still in office?
Even more important is why are ‘We the People’ allowing all such crimes against our Nation to proceed without penalty?
Have no doubt, the Constitution, the Federalist Papers, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence make it plain, and in no uncertain terms that the ultimate power and destiny of the United States of America lies in the hands and authority of the people when government fails in its duty of checks and balances and proceeds into tyranny.
We as citizens have a duty to defend our Constitutional form of government and maintain our freedoms as prescribed by federal constitutional law.
In summary, the U. S. Senators who voted in favor of the U.N. treaty were promoting an action that is contrary to Article 6 of the Constitution which is “The Supreme Law of the Land.” These Senators are not above the law and should be treated accordingly as the law allows.
Freedom must be maintained and defended against all who would enslave and control us, including our own government. It is big government ideas such as President Obama’s that the founders warned against, and is why the founders provided the checks and balances to prevent it. It is also why, when these latter fail it is the first the States’ and then the citizens duty to enforce the law according to the U. S. Constitution.
In a time when our enemies are global, our worst enemies are proving to be within our own leadership. It is time we take a united stance as we the people are the entrusted guardians of freedom, and inform those who would subject us to tyranny that we will accept no more. In doing so, we will preserve our great nation, and our freedom for generations to come.
I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.