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Will the Senate threaten the 2nd Amendment?

The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty goes into effect on December 24th. Through that date, Coach is Right will provide background and current information concerning the dangers this treaty poses to the American people and their freedom.

President Obama has been re-elected since this piece was written and Republicans secured a massive, midterm victory in 2014. The midterm results should guarantee an incoming Senate that would  not ratify the Arms Trade Treaty. But conservative voters were certainly betrayed by the vote of the Republican House on the Omnibus Spending Bill a few days ago.

First published on July 13, 2012

by Doug Book,  staff writer

As New York City plays host to a conference which will shape the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) into final form, most 2nd Amendment supporters are concerned that stealth language or overly broad applications woven into the document will serve to separate Americans from their right to keep and bear arms. After all, why else would preliminary versions of the Treaty be so difficult to obtain and U.N., pre-conference position statements remain consistently absent from the internet?  

Barack Hussein Obama leads the most anti-gun rights Administration in the nation’s history. Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder, Janet Napolitano and recently appointed, ATF Acting Director B. Todd Jones have spoken often and passionately about the importance of implementing more restrictive gun control legislation.  

But the gun-grabbing Regime will not be able to ratify the UN’s global gun control measure without first securing a 2/3rds majority of senators to vote in favor. And it won’t be easy to convince 67 politicians to sign onto a document which countless critics have spent nearly a decade rightly representing as a worldwide assault on the 2nd Amendment. It will be especially difficult as the American public may once again be told that the document has to be “passed” in order to find out what’s IN it!

Late last year the Heritage Foundation obtained an ATT “Draft Paper” from an NGO participating in the Treaty mark-up. The Paper makes it clear that the finished product would be broad in scope, controlling everything “from rifle scopes to battleships.” And though the Treaty purports to monitor only “international arms transfers,” document language shows the UN also wishes to control “internal transfers” as “any firearm transfer—meaning any change in ownership…might conceivably somehow affect another nation…”

Therefore the ATT will demand signatories control and monitor “transfers including ‘transport’ across national territory.” To accomplish this, a nation would necessarily “maintain records of all imports and shipments of arms that transit their territory,” creating records on “the type of arms transferred and their ‘end users’.” So as international records would be kept of all weapons bought and sold within the United States, the Treaty would create not only a global arms registry, but the rules by which arms may be transferred and to whom.

Would Senators sympathetic to global arms control try to slip these and other unconstitutional ATT edicts past American voters? 

DC politicians—including Republicans—have already written purposely misleading and legally ineffective language into both the 2012 and 2013 National Defense Authorization Acts for the sole purpose of deceiving the American public into believing their constitutional rights were being looked after.  As for treaties, they commonly include “reservations;” that is, language designed to “define and limit the effect of a ratified treaty.” A few dedicated, gun-grabbing Senators might get the idea of attaching a codicil to the ATT, claiming it would prevent the ratified Treaty imposing upon the 2nd Amendment rights of the American people thereby safeguarding the right to keep and bear arms.

Of course they wouldn’t bother to inform Americans that the Arms Trade Treaty specifically forbids any reservations which are “incompatible with the object and purpose” of the Treaty! Would members of the Washington political class be so dishonest as to try such an underhanded stunt?

It’s doubtful that a sufficient number of Senators would risk the fury of the NRA and gun owning voters. But then, stranger things have certainly happened in the nation’s capitol.  After all, a Supreme Court Chief Justice has just prostituted both himself and the Constitution!

Maybe keeping tabs on the Senate wouldn’t be such a bad idea.

Sources:

(1) http://www.nraila.org/media/PDFs/UNArmsTradeTreaty_USSenateLetter.pdf

(2) http://propheticnewsblog.blogspot.com/2012/07/un-arms-trade-treatyloosing-our-right.html

(3) http://patricksperry.wordpress.com/2012/07/10/the-u-n-arms-trade-treaty-will-restrict-your-gun-rights/

(4) http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2012/dc3364.doc.htm

(5) http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2011/12/effects-of-the-un-arms-trade-treaty-on-the-us

 

 

Debo Adegbile: At least one enemy Obama was not able to force on us

 

By Kevin “Coach” Collins

To the great delight of those who value and cherish American freedoms, Barack Obama has once again failed to put the power to destroy our Constitution in the hands of Debo Adegbile.

Monday this warrior of destruction was forced to withdraw his name from consideration as Obama’s attack dog at the Department of Justice. He would have been the chief Civil Rights lawyer for Eric Holder, another enemy of our freedoms.

The magnitude of this victory cannot be overstated. What we have avoided is the placement of a yet another man who is essentially a foreigner being placed in a position to wreak havoc on our everyday lives.

The president is for all practical purposes a man with very few emotional ties to anything American; in fact it is clear that he hates our country and us. The Attorney General comes from a family whose roots and emotional ties are in the Caribbean not America; and both of them have consistently demonstrated their hatred for America especially White America.  Now their dream-teamer Debo Adegbile, a man who also comes from a union between two foreign nationals with no ties to America, has been shown the door even by Senate Democrats.

Adegbile is a mutt who has spent a considerable amount of time and White “guilt” money while at the NAACP, trying to free a cop killer who has never won a single appeal court judge’s vote.

He has tried to free Mumia Abu-Jamal who murdered Philadelphia Police Office Daniel Faulkner in 1981.

Last May, Obama and his Charlie McCarthy dummy Bite Me had high hopes of making Adegbile Eric Holder’s chief enforcer and executioner of the Constitution. They failed and were so blindsided that idiot Joe was actually on hand to “break the tie” as Vice President and put their mongrel over the top. They lost 47/52 with seven Democrats voting no.

Since then things have apparently gotten no better for the conspirators as Adegbile has just withdrawn his name from any further consideration. The enemy’s ship has sailed and he’s not on it.   

Debo Adegbile is at least one enemy Obama was not able to force on us and that’s a nice victory.        

Sources:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/03/05/senate-rejects-obama-appointment-of-debo-adegbile-to-top-civil-rights-post/

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/obama-civil-rights-nominee-withdraws-25519871

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Why refusing to yield to Republicans and their Democrat buddies is the only choice for conservatives

by Kevin “Coach” Collins

The conventional “wisdom” is that this year’s elections will see the Republicans gaining seats in the House and retaking the Senate. This is a lovely thought but nowhere near reality. The forces who will wage war to save the Democrats’ hold on the Senate and reduce, if not totally erase, the Republican margin in Congress are too formidable. It is time we recognized this fact.

We conservatives can win both chambers of Congress in a tough clean fair fight, but the 2014 elections will be nothing of the sort. We can beat a cabal of the RNC, DNC, Koch brothers, the media the White House and the Chamber of Commerce, but we can’t beat them when they add 30 million illegal aliens who will be granted amnesty by John Boehner.

Over the history of our nation we have suffered grievous defeats that left us reeling and gasping for air. At the Alamo, American forces fought well and hard but were ultimately overwhelmed and slaughtered. Had the circumstances allowed a more even distribution of forces we would have won, but we didn’t.

This year’s elections will be another Alamo. Conservatives (myself included) will fight like cornered tigers to save America. We will be laughed at and belittled by the Republican Party and its allies in the DNC and the Chamber of Commerce, but when the shock troops start pouring over the southern border we will eventually end up with a government totally governed by Democrats who hate America.

If we lose, even if we go down fighting, phonies like Karl Rove and the rest of them will say the TEA party philosophy was the reason we lost our American freedoms as he laughs all the way to the bank.

We conservatives will certainly lose America if we stay home, but in so many districts the Republican is barely more palatable than the Democrat – so what to do?  Each of us will have to follow his/her own heart and principles next November. All I can say is fight hard in your own way so you can look your children and grandchildren in the eyes when they ask what you did to try to revive and renew the old America.

Corey Booker’s Newark: a real New Jersey scandal for the media to ignore

by Kevin “Coach” Collins

N.B. subsequent to the original publication of the following essay, I was informed by a staff writer for the Newark Star Ledger that his paper had in fact published their coverage of this scandal in a prominent manner with a headline “above the fold.”

I am satisfied that my story was in error as to the extent of coverage the Star Ledger gave this story and offer my apology to the people there who worked on this important article.

 

The junior Senator from New Jersey Democrat Corey Booker has a lot of explaining to do provided of course, someone will ask him a few questions. 

Since the 1970’s a parade of crooked Democrats have been siphoning off millions of dollars from The Newark Watershed Conservation Development Corporation (NWCDC), the major supplier of water to Northern New Jersey. The NWCDC has been turned into a cash cow of the type the fictional Tony Soprano would have shaken down. A recently released New Jersey State Comptroller’s report has outlined the criminality attached to this operation, just during the last several years of Booker’s tenure as Newark’s mayor. It alleges that NWCDC’s chief Linda Watkins-Brashear, once a close ally of Senator Booker, spent most of her time lining her pockets and those of her friends with money siphoned from the operating budget of the agency.

Specifically it states she wrote unreported checks to herself for about $200,000 and collected another $700,000 in severance pay. She also handed her ex-husband and other friends a million dollars while losing some $500,000 in “dubious stock ventures.”      

In reaction to the report, Watkins-Brashear insisted she should not be blamed for her actions since she, “… acted at all times with the knowledge and approval of then Mayor Cory Booker’s administration.”

Other highlights of the Comptroller’s report allege that when Newark laid off 160 police officers in 2010, Watkins-Brashear– acting in the true “Let Them Eat Cake” Democrat fashion of governing–treated herself and 20 guests to a grand feast in an Atlantic City restaurant costing $1,400. They dined on, “… lobster, king crab and filet mignon, washed down with martinis, cognac and wine.”     

This is just the smallest tip of the scandal. During his time as mayor, Booker appointed his old law firm to various contracts involving the City of Newark.

By its own reporting on the conduct of Booker, New Jersey’s Star Ledger has lots of damning information about Booker, but as always they have chosen to whisper it rather than blast away at a fellow Democrat.

This is another Democrat scandal that will be ignored by the media. It will fade to black in three two one….    

Source: http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2014/02/24/report-rampant-corruption-in-bookers-newark/

The frugal Harry Reid will save America for just $3

by Suzanne Eovaldi
 
Harry Reid’s Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (dscc.org) is in full panic mode as it is begging something, anything, just $3.00 from the little guys because “the GOP could ride a wave to the majority.”  More strident cyberspace appeals are flooding loyal Democrat supporters pleading for as little as $2.00 and change which will “be triple matched for the next 36 hours.”

Elizabeth Warren is upset.  She says, “Friend, a full year out from my election, Karl Rove’s Super PAC ran two attack ads against me…dark and creepy…telling voters I was a Wall Street-loving Zombie.”  She is painting a very dark picture if the GOP takes over the Senate.  Number 1 according to Lizzie: We won’t be able to hike the minimum wage so hard workers can stay out of poverty; Number 2- Our seniors could lose Social Security and Medicare (can’t the Dems do better than revert to images of Grandma taking a deep six over a cliff) 3- Equal pay for equal work suggests to women they may even have to pay an extra $8.00 a month for contraception to kill off the possible offspring of those big, bad, white males.       

Well, another even more strident Email trots out American statistician Nate Silver’s prediction that “the Republican surge in battlegrounds like North Carolina…(is their) best option to win a 51-49 Senate majority.”  The frantic DSCC Email goes on to warn in GA, Michelle Nunn (D) is only up by %1 over Paul Broun (R); in KY, old rhymes with dart Mitch McConnell, guardian of the status quo (my rhetoric), has a 1 point lead over Alison Grimes’ women power bid; and the Dems last best hope Kay Hagan in NC is down by 1 point against the GOP guy Thom Tillis (R) in new polls just out! Important to point out are the Wiki creds about Nate Silver.  “The accuracy of his Nov. ’08 presidential election predictions…he correctly predicted the winner of 49 of 50 states; Silver only missed calling the win by 1% in IN, but he PREDICTED THE WINNER OF ALL 35 US SENATE RACES THAT YEAR!”
  
So the beat goes on in what is shaping up to be the mother of all money battles, especially in this off year election.  Even though the Dems and Eric Holder apparently have been successful in shutting down Tea Party opposition, the latest DSCC Email says, “the GOP is outspending Dems 3-1 in FIVE critical states.”  Are you still waiting for the formidable Republican reply in either the Senate or the House about Holder appointing one of Obama’s biggest campaign donors to head up the IRS “investigation” against the Tea Party?  Isn’t fear of being primaried what’s really behind the Koch brothers’ infusion of big bucks this early in the prize fight?  Is Elizabeth Warren doing all she can to fend off a zombie bowl of newly elected Senatorial initiates who will actually do something for the little people, those units in the demographic spread sheets of both parties?
  
Just ponder the DSCC’s hyper appeal for $3 from the dummies in fly over country: “Karl Rove and the Koch Brothers will spend zillions of dollars to keep the system rigged against America’s middle class.”  Looks to me that both parties are willing to do whatever it takes to keep the one party system frozen in time in the US Senate, and the same old, same old mantra gets to keep us locked permanently in the DIF configurations of the Democans and/or the Republicrats, those columns that they need to turn it over for themselves each election.
  
We lose again.  Just read over the cyber reports of how that GOP confab overlooking some frozen-over lake in Maryland (a very apt symbol) is pushing amnesty on us, just like their buddies, the Democrats.  Have a nice day.