I was reading this well written article from the Washington Times regarding the beating that the 2nd Amendment has taken this week. Maryland and Connecticut have passed restrictive gun laws that are blatant infringements of the 2nd Amendment. And the President is planning on signing the U.N. Arms Control Treaty. Despite the fact that the Senate won’t ratify the treaty he is going to sign because it is also a blatant infringment of the 2nd Amendment.
The President publicly is telling people that their worries about gun grabbing are silly. Here is a quote from a recent speech form the President:
“Well, the government is us. These officials are elected by you. They are elected by you. I am elected by you. I am constrained, as they are constrained, by a system that our Founders put in place. It’s a government of and by and for the people.”
“One of the constraints on the federal government is the doctrine of enumerated powers, which says every act of Congress must be justified by a specific constitutional grant of authority. Where is the clause that empowers Congress to say how many rounds you can put in a magazine or whether your rifle can have a barrel shroud? Furthermore, as Obama surely has heard by now, there is this thing called the Second Amendment, and it is hardly frivolous to argue than an arbitrary and capricious piece of legislation like the “assault weapon” ban Obama supports would violate the constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Yet to Obama’s mind, anyone who makes such an argument is one of those “people who take absolute positions” and therefore can be safely ignored. After all, the government is us.”
I think it is crystal clear that, despite the rhetoric about “constraints”, that the President and his minions will gleefully violate the 2nd Amendment to get the kind of gun control measures they want. And make no mistake; the ultimate goal of gun control zealots is to rob you of your God given right, which is codified in the Constitution, to protect you and your family from aggressors including a potentially oppressive government.
While two more states have gleefully agreed to violate the rights of their citizens, the U.N Arms Control Treaty gives the President even more ability to circumvent the balance of power in this nation to violate your rights. While there is almost no chance of ratification, not ratifying a U.N. treaty hasn’t stopped President’s in the past from implementing U.N. sanctions without Senate approval through one of Obama’s favorite tricks.
The executive order.
President Clinton and Obama have both issued executive order that effectively implement key provisions of Agenda 21, despite the fact the Senate has never signed on to that agreement either. Once he signs the new U.N. Arms Control Treaty, that document opens a whole new avenue of gun grabbing mischief for President Obama. From the Washington Times article
“Despite gun-rights organizations’ efforts, the Obama administration refused to insist that the final treaty include recognition of citizens’ right to keep and bear arms for self-defense. The president has said he will sign the U.N. treaty, despite bipartisan opposition in the Senate to ratification.”
The Times article laments that it may take the courts a long time to catch up. That is why we need nullification NOW. The whole concept of nullification is simple: that an unconstitutional law is no law at all. It was devised by the author of the Declaration of Independence and the main author of the Constitution (Jefferson and Madison respectively) When they were faced with a Federal law that blatantly violated the 1st Amendment in 1798…they penned the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions and helped popularize the concept of state nullification.
The situation is similar. We either have a God given right to bear arms or we don’t. I will be going to every legislator in Virginia to ask them to carry a 2nd Amendment Preservation in the 2014 session. A copy of the bill is below.
The time for wishful thinking and compromise are over. The assault on the 2nd Amendment is clear and the danger is real. I have spoken to some politician’s that say they believe in the concept of nullification but think things “aren’t bad enough yet.” That argument is getting harder and harder to take seriously on the 2nd Amendment. It is time to use every weapon in our arsenal to protect the right to bear arms; and one of the most powerful weapons available to us is state nullification.
The time is here and we need your help. Send this legislation to your State Senators and House of Delegates members and demand they carry this in the 2014 session. It is time to separate those who believe in our rights…and those that give those rights lip service. Here is a copy of the 2nd Amendment Preservation Act to share with your legislator.
2nd Amendment Preservation Act
The Commonwealth of Virginia declares that the 2nd Amendment guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms free from infringement; that federal acts, laws, orders, rules, regulations, bans, or registration requirements regarding firearms constitute an infringement on the individual right, are not authorized by the Constitution of the United States and violate its true meaning and intent as given by the founders and ratifiers, and are hereby declared to be invalid in the Commonwealth of Virginia and shall not be recognized by this Commonwealth and are specially rejected by this Commonwealth, and shall be considered null and void and of no effect in this Commonwealth..
It shall be the duty of the Legislature of this commonwealth to adopt and enact any and all measures as may be necessary to prevent the enforcement of all federal acts, laws, orders, rules, regulations, bans or registration requirements regarding firearms within the limits of this Commonwealth.
Any official, agent, or employee of the United States government or any employee of a corporation providing services to the United States government that enforces or attempts to enforce an act, order, law, statute, rule or regulation of the government of the United States in violation of this act shall be guilty of a felony and upon conviction shall, upon conviction, be punished by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections not to exceed five (5) years, or by a fine not exceeding Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.
Any public officer or employee of the Commonwealth of Virginia or any political subdivision of the Commonwealth, that enforces or attempts to enforce an act, order, law, statute, rule or regulation of the government of the United States in violation of this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, upon conviction, be punished by imprisonment in the county jail not to exceed two (2) years, or by a fine not to exceed One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by both fine and imprisonment.