Some see the UN as incompetent, venal, and corrupt. But the UN is a worse threat than that. May in this country are using it to destroy the Constitution.
Foundational principles of American government
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. – That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among them, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…
These words may have been written over 236 years ago in our Declaration of Independence. But they are as relevant today as this morning’s news. While there are those who would have you believe they are archaic and out-of-touch, they represent the foundation upon which America’s Constitutional Republic rests. You cannot understand our system of government if you do not understand the principles upon which it was founded.
Foundational principle #1: It is obvious that men (meaning mankind) have been created equal by God.
Foundational principle #2: Our rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are God-given rights as opposed to government-given rights.
Foundational principle #3: The purpose of government is to secure or protect our God-given rights.
Foundational principle #4: Government is our subject, not the other way around.
Our Founding Fathers fought a war based on the above principles and later wrote a Constitution designed to protect these principles. The Constitutional Republic they designed limits the things government can and cannot do. These limits are referred to as “enumerated powers” and are listed in Article One, Section Eight of our Constitution.
The task for the framers was to devise a federal government with enough authority to function effectively while protecting the ability of the various states to run their own affairs. The compromise arrived at was a Constitution granting the necessary powers to the central government for carrying out functions of a national nature, such as: national defense, issuing money and certain other functions that could not be adequately performed by the individual states.
Getting to the point of ratifying our Constitution was no easy matter for our Founding Fathers and the disputes over the things it contained didn’t end upon ratification. There was a contingent that argued that some of our rights were so important that they needed to be specified. Others argued that if we specified certain rights then future generations would argue that these were the only rights the people held. Fortunately, they were able to resolve their differences and almost immediately after ratification they added the first 10 Amendments to our Constitution – commonly referred to as our Bill of Rights.
Unlike the rest of the Constitution that specifies how our government operates, the Bill of Rights protects the rights of our citizens. The First and Second Amendment (listed below) are the two that are the most assailed today – even though they are clearly defined. I don’t think we would have a snowball’s chance in hell of keeping these rights if they weren’t so clearly defined.
The First Amendment – written to protect our right to worship as we please, to speak as we please, and to assemble and petition our government as we believe necessary. It also protects the right of the press, which our Founders believed was an essential watchdog over tyrannically disposed humans.
The Second Amendment – The right of the people to keep and bear arms. Our Founders understood the necessity of the right of the people to bear arms – not just for sport or to hunt, but to fend off the abuses of a government that has grown too big for its britches. At the end of WWII, the Japanese said that they didn’t invade our homeland because we had guns. I have often heard it said that without our Right to Bear Arms, we would lose all of our other rights.
The UN and lust for power
The flag of the United Nations. (Public domain as per UN policy.)
As long as there are humans, there will be humans whose lust for power does not tolerate the principles this country was founded upon. They are elitists who believe they know how to better live our lives than we do and they believe that we are born to be their subjects. Our Constitution and our Bill of Rights have been thorns in their sides and obstacles to achieving global dominance. Their assaults upon our founding documents have been somewhat effective but have not gotten them to the place they desire to be – masters over us peons. Therefore, they have designed a new strategy that has blindsided most of us. They have learned how to circumvent our Constitution – not by a frontal assault but by Executive Orders and international treaties.
Time will not permit me to go into detail about the assaults I will now specify, but I encourage you to research each and every one yourself. Not since our Revolutionary War has the liberty of our citizens been so jeopardized and those who do not exercise the diligence to keep it, don’t deserve it.
The most egregious assaults against our founding principles, in my opinion, are:
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child – which is not a direct blow against any of our specified rights but violates the parent/child relationship. If this isn’t a violation against our “pursuit of happiness” and our God-given rights, then I don’t know what is. (See www.ParentalRights.org for more information.)
The UN Small Arms Treaty, which is a back door way to legislate gun control and circumvent our Second Amendment. You may be able to possibly hunt and use guns for sports, but sports and hunting were not the reason the Second Amendment was written. On the face of it the treaty would have regulated arms trade in order to restrict trade between terrorists. Regulating arms trade between terrorists does not infringe upon our Constitution – but – if you classify terrorists as our Homeland Security has – to mean tea party members or x-military, this treaty can take on a whole new meaning. It would not overtly overturn our Second Amendment Right to Bear Arms, but it would deflate it by over-regulating many of our citizens who can be classified “enemies of the state,” and according to Janet Napolitano, “terrorists”. Fortunately, this treaty was killed in Committee but I wouldn’t count it down and out. And, if the Arms Treaty doesn’t infringe upon our Right to Bear Arms, you can bet that BO’s proposed 19 Executive Orders will. It should be noted that our Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fully supported the treaty. And isn’t it a bit ironic that one of the men who supports gun control is a man who supplied guns to the Mexican drug cartel? (See the UN website: http://www.un.org/disarmament/convarms/ArmsTrade/.)
UN Agenda 21 – According to the UN website, this initiative’s objectives are to save Mother Earth. It states:
Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, Governments, and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment.
While this relatively vague statement may sound innocuous, it is anything but. The “human impacts on the environment” phrase translates into an extreme green philosophy that believes that meat-eaters, air conditioning, and using fossil fuels (such as gasoline) impact negatively on the environment. As a consumer nation, America is one of the chief offenders of all things green – regardless of our stifling environmental regulations. This is a direct infringement upon our right to the pursuit of happiness. The details of Agenda 21 have become readily available on the worldwide web. If you would like to know more about it, I suggest the YouTube video “Agenda 21 for Dummies.” The UN website is: http://www.un.org/esa/dsd/agenda21/
Unfortunately, the above list is not comprehensive. We can’t forget about the Healthcare law that places government between us and our doctors and assaults our liberty of conscience. Let’s not forget about the President’s Rural Council that regulated farms in nearly incomprehensible ways, such as requiring anyone who operated farm equipment to have a CDL license? And let’s not forget about the bully laws in many states (including NJ) that forbids anyone (including pastors) from speaking their minds if in so doing it offends someone. I guess telling someone they may be going to hell is out of the question as it may make that person feel bad.
To sum up, in America today we have the government infringing upon our rights to bear arms, worship as we please, speak as we please, parent as we please, own property if we please, get the medical care we please, and run our farms as we please. These things affect our families, our health, our wallets and our beliefs. So, you tell me, what’s left? By the way, the next line in the Declaration of Independence is:
That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it…
Reprinted and supplemented from Mychal Massie’s The Daily Rant.