As the global push for gun control continues to grow around the world, Constitution-hating Barack Obama is continuing to find ways to push his goal of disarming Americans using the United Nation’s Arms Trade Treaty. This treaty would undermine the right of Americans the right to bear arms, and essentially would void the Second Amendment.
Now that the Socialist-in-chief has to deal with a Republican-controlled congress, Obama is looking for ways to advance his agenda by bypassing congress, something not all that far-fetched. In a meeting of non-governmental organizations and U.N. officials, Obama’s Assistant Secretary of State declared that the White House is “already implementing the treaty” without Senate ratification.
So, how is this connected to fast-track?
In his State of the Union address, Obama stated that he would ask Congress to give him “trade promotion authority” without giving us the who, what, when, where, and why of what this means. Critics of the idea are concerned that it would amount to a surrender by the Republican majority—something McConnell and Boehner have become pretty good at—and their ability to control the agenda. It would give Obama carte blanche to do whatever he wants while stripping Congress of the ability to vet and/or amend international agreements.
Apparently, the Republicans are chomping at the bit to give Obama what he wants.
In the GOP response to the SOTU, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) expressed her support for the idea:
“Let’s tear down trade barriers in places like Europe and the Pacific.”
After the new Congress was sworn in, Gutless On Principles (GOP) Hall of Shame member, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Representative Paul Ryan (R-INO WI), said that giving Obama trade promotion authority (i.e. fast track) is “the first thing we ought to do.”
The move to grant Obama this authority is already dangerous for the way it moves us closer to a global economy under the control of the United Nations, but there’s more at stake than just the economy.
The key word in the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty is “trade.” If Obama is granted the trade authority he is seeking, it’s not much of a stretch to see him using it to void the Second Amendment. And if he did, there would be nothing the Congress could do about it.