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    Re: John Kerry: ‘We Are Not Going to Lose’ Vote Authorizing Syria Military Action'

    Quote Originally Posted by Leo View Post
    I understand that the domestic laws of the United States are not dictated by the UN, just as English Common Law is not formulated by that organisation. I am not suggesting otherwise. But in matters of International Law we are all governed by the treaties, protocols, and conventions, to which our nations are signatory.

    I don't think we are, Leo. Here is a real world example of why I feel that way: The United Nations Small Arms Treaty that Obama and Kerry are in love with has clauses requiring a registry of gun owners, manufactures, and private traders/sellers. It also requires that each country create laws and legal mechanisms for preventing the purchase of ammo for any weapons that are owned. If Obama signs it and it somehow gets enforced, it would be a clear violation of the Second Amendment and the Militia Act of 1792. So whatever he signs can in no way be enforced because he is sworn to uphold the USC. Plus - what cop in the world would come to your house to enforce a UN treaty? It's not within his jurisdiction to do so.

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    Re: John Kerry: ‘We Are Not Going to Lose’ Vote Authorizing Syria Military Action'

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    WHO SPEAKS FOR THE 54,000,000 INNOCENT HELPLESS BABIES WHO HAVE BEEN BUTCHERED IN THE WOMB SINCE ROE V WADE WAS PASSED IN 1972?
    How can a male Senator who cannot give birth decide if it should be illegal for a raped woman to refuse to raise a rape or incest baby?

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    Re: John Kerry: ‘We Are Not Going to Lose’ Vote Authorizing Syria Military Action'


    How could a cease fire be enforced, even if leaders signed a cease fire?

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    Re: John Kerry: ‘We Are Not Going to Lose’ Vote Authorizing Syria Military Action'

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappo View Post
    I don't think we are, Leo. Here is a real world example of why I feel that way: The United Nations Small Arms Treaty that Obama and Kerry are in love with has clauses requiring a registry of gun owners, manufactures, and private traders/sellers. It also requires that each country create laws and legal mechanisms for preventing the purchase of ammo for any weapons that are owned. If Obama signs it and it somehow gets enforced, it would be a clear violation of the Second Amendment and the Militia Act of 1792. So whatever he signs can in no way be enforced because he is sworn to uphold the USC. Plus - what cop in the world would come to your house to enforce a UN treaty? It's not within his jurisdiction to do so.
    With respect snappo, that is a not very effective example. I have read through the text of the proposed UN Small Arms Trade Treaty, and there is no wording which directly contravenes the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution. If I have missed it, would you be so kind as to correct me and provide the phrases which are in contravention thereof.

    For your reference - UN Small Arms Treaty Text As Adopted

    The treaty concerns itself with the trading and transfer of certain classes of weapons across international borders, and cannot possibly affect the local right to bear arms as enshrined in the US Constituion. I can find no reference to a registry of gun-owners, arms manufacturers, and private traders/sellers. And if there were, I cannot see the objection to the registration of ownership of guns or other weapons. We all have to register our ownership of motor vehicles, so why not that of lethal weapons?

    But at any rate, individual treaties or conventions are not obligatory, and any society has the option of being a signatory, or not. That has nothing to do with my point, which is - once you become signatory to an international convention, protocol, or treaty, you are obligated under international law to observe its requirements, and this is irrespective of your constitutional arrangements, or domestic law.
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    Re: John Kerry: ‘We Are Not Going to Lose’ Vote Authorizing Syria Military Action'

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappo View Post
    How can a male Senator who cannot give birth decide if it should be illegal for a raped woman to refuse to raise a rape or incest baby?
    He was elected.
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    Re: John Kerry: ‘We Are Not Going to Lose’ Vote Authorizing Syria Military Action'

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappo View Post
    How can a male Senator who cannot give birth decide if it should be illegal for a raped woman to refuse to raise a rape or incest baby?
    This is such a tired argument. Would you be willing to limit abortion to only cases of rape and incest?

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