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  • Morning Bell: The New START Rubberstamp Threat to National Security

    Today at 9:30 AM, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will take up the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START). President Barack Obama’s allies on the committee, including committee chair John Kerry (D-MA) and ranking member Richard Lugar (R-IN), both support the treaty, so the treaty is all but guaranteed to pass out of the committee. But the agreement also needs 67 votes for approval in the full Senate, which is why the White House is desperate to get at least one conservative to vote for the treaty in committee. But New START is still seriously flawed and the only viable solution for senators troubled by the agreement’s flaws is to amend the treaty.

    Contrary to popular belief, the Senate does not “ratify” treaties. Its constitutional role is to give its “advice and consent” to the President. The Senate fulfills this mandate by considering a resolution of ratification. This document can contain reservations, conditions, understandings or declarations to a treaty. The Senate may also amend the text of a treaty. New START is so deeply flawed on the issues of missile defense and verification that amendment to the treaty is the best possible route for protecting our national security.

    Missile Defense: The treaty’s most serious impact is the limitations it imposes on the U.S. ballistic missile defense systems. The Obama administration has sworn up and down that New START does not “contain any constraints on testing, development or deployment of current or planned U.S. missile defense programs.” This is just plain false, as subsequent White House backtracking has established. The fact is that both the treaty’s preamble and Russia’s unilateral statement at the signing of the treaty explicitly link missile defense and offensive nuclear weapons. Furthermore, Article V specifically limits our ability to convert ICBM and submarine-launched ballistic missile launchers into defensive interceptors.

    Given the trends in the proliferation of nuclear weapons and rapid improvements in the means to deliver them (think Iran and North Korea), the U.S. government must maintain its right to defend the people, territory, institutions and infrastructure of both the United States and its allies. New START fails to do this as it limits missile defense and encourages a return to a Cold War retaliation-based policy where U.S. cities and people were held hostage. This is unacceptable. At the very minimum the Senate should add a reservation on missile defense stating unequivocally that U.S. options for improving and expanding its missile defense capabilities in any way it chooses are preserved.

    Verification: The Obama administration is telling skeptical senators that “rejecting the treaty would leave the two countries dangerously uncertain about each other’s arsenals.” But New START’s verification terms are so weak that they add little informational value. Paula A. DeSutter, the former U.S. assistant secretary of state for verification, compliance and implementation, noted in a Heritage lecture in June: “The Russians can do so much under this treaty to advance and expand their strategic forces… [yet] our ability to determine whether or not they are doing that and whether it violates the treaty is very, very low. The degree of verifiability is very low.”

    Worse, the administration admitted in Congressional testimony in July that they don’t even care if the Russians cheat on the treaty. The treaty even permits concealment activities at ICBM bases. The best possible solution to this serious flaw is to amend the text of the treaty as necessary.

    Congress is required by the Constitution to “provide for the common defense,” and the Senate must provide due diligence in its consideration of the treaty. There are no easy solutions to fixing the problems of the flawed New START. Foremost, the Senate should avoid rubberstamping the treaty. Heritage Foundation F. M. Kirby Research Fellow in National Security Policy Baker Spring writes: “The new strategic environment requires the U.S. to possess robust missile defenses and a range of conventional and non-conventional capabilities to prevent and deter attacks. The very survival of the U.S. may be at stake.”

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    31 Responses to Morning Bell: The New START Rubberstamp Threat to National Security

    1. toledofan says:

      I'm convinced that no matter what logic, facts or history is given, this Administration isn't going to listen and will continue on the path of weakening our country every chance they get. This one world philosophy where everyone gets along and we don't need to be a superpower or we don't need to lead by strength is not only misguided, it defies logic and doesn't recognize that there are a lot of bad people who want to hurt us. The Obama Administrations view is that a lot of todays problems are being caused because of us, and we're actually the bad guys; we use too many resources, have too much money, power and influence. It's just sad that we have to sit on the sidelines and continue to watch our nation be weakened.

    2. Mary.... WI says:

      This treaty leaves the USA ripe for attack by our enemies. I don't believe that Iran, Korea, Russia, Venezula or any country that has a beef with the USA will sit back and praise the USA for it's constraint…..it would be their opportunity to attack. I would like to think we would attack back in spite of this treaty…….hopefully we wouldn't be completely disabled.

      Instead of writing childrens books BO should take care of the USA and defend her and her people in every way……..he did take an oath to defend the constitution of the USA.

      As far as passing this bill…..the dems have the majority and can pass whatever they want. They need to stop accusing republicans as the party of no and stop trying to drag the republicans into their "messes".

    3. Ken Jarvis - Las Veg says:

      HF Comments

      I have a REAL Treat for HF readers

      from now on, I will REPLY

      the NEXT Day to comments made to me on HF.

      Thanks

      ===

      Ben C. Ann Arbor, MI on September 15th, 2010 at 9:34am said:

      Ken Jarvis – enough already of the Frankfurt School.

      *** Ben – What is the FFurt School?

      ====

      The same can be said of George Soros.

      *** Here is the WSJ Web Site address -
      http://online.wsj.com/home-page
      What is Soros'?

      ====

      Chet “Ski,” PA. on September 15th, 2010 at 9:34am said:

      How much more do we need to impeach this clown,

      *** Hey Chet = On what grounds?

      ===

      I was a Marine TOO.

      Once a Marine

      Always a Marine.

      Bob Pruitt, Calif. on September 15th, 2010 at 9:34am said:

      Ken Jarvis is an idiot. He is one of theidiots who voted for the Chicago band of thieves.

      *** Not me.

      I voted for Obama.

      ====

      More HF busted Logic

      HF = "Ratifying the Start Treaty will make our security at stake."

      ===

      LVKen7@Gmail.com

    4. KC - New Mexico says:

      This is a clear indication of our country’s survival. At least President Regan had the guts to make America strong and he did not back down or bow to our enemies. Obama is weak and gutless. Now is the time for America to step up and make a difference. Instead – Obama wants us to roll over and play dead. We need real leadership in Washington who cares about this great nation!

    5. Robert, Edmonton Alb says:

      Also the total limit on launchers also would count any future conventionally armed ballistic missile limiting what could be a key future offensive weapon system.

      This is arms control for arms control sake it will not make us safer.

    6. ogie,Lewes,DE says:

      There is no way at any time that anyone could convince me that this president has our country's best interest at heart.

      This START Treaty is just additional information to confirm exactly what his intentions are~and they are not to leave us safe, strong, and able to pursue our promise of life,liberty and the pursuit of happiness. God help us all!

    7. Dennis Georgia says:

      With the mention of john kerry enough was said. I find it hard to believe that he keeps getting elected, but then I remember where he is elected from, I guess money buys all. What a joke!

    8. Richie Naples says:

      You tell the truth about the items that you inform us about in government. As an

      American you just wonder what our congress is thinking and how or what Obama

      has on them to make them vote the way they do.

    9. EDDIE DURR, KENTUCKY says:

      i APPRECIATE ALL YOU GUYS ARE DOING, AM i ON THE RIGHT PATH OF THINKING. SEE BELOW

      READ THE OPENING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE BELOW AND EXPLAIN WHY WE AS THE PEOPLE WHO CHOSE OUR GOVERNMENT CANT REESTABLISH A NEW LEADERSHIP IN THE WHITE HOUSE. AND WHAT WE NEED TO DO TO ACCOMPLISH THIS.

      We hold these truths to be self-evident,(MEANING WE KNOW RIGHT FORM WRONG) that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator (GOD) with certain unalienable Rights,( GOD GIVEN RIGHTS) that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men,(WE PUT PEOPLE IN POWER) deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,(THE GOVERNED THIS IS THE PEOPLE) — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends,( OR DOESN'T DUE THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE) it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,( DISMANTLE IT) and to institute new Government,( VOTE NEW LEADERSHIP) laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. ( BRINGING OUR GOVERNMENT BACK TO ITS ORIGINAL INTENT)

    10. Drew Page, IL says:

      As most of us are painfully aware, President Obama's statements, declarations and promises have no credibility. ONly a fool would believe anything he said.

      "Given the trend in proliferation of nuclear weapons and rapid improvements in the means to deliver them (think Iran and North Korea) the U.S. government must maintain its right to defend the people, territory, institutions and infrastructures of both the U.S. and its allies." Let's consider Mr. Obama's record in these matters:

      * He pulls our missles out of Eastern Europe.

      * He sends hundreds of millions of dollars to Hamas.

      * He cuts the defense budget.

      * He directs his administration to refrain from the use of the term "terrorism", prefering the euphemism "man made disaster".

      * He refuses to defend the U.S./Mexican border from human smuggling and drug trafficing.

      * He refuses to enforce the federal laws against illegal immigration and unbelievably directs his Justice Department to sue the State of Arizona for adopting and enforcing immigration laws mirroring the federal laws, in order to protect U.S. citizens from the depredations of those who traffic in drugs and smuggling illegal aliens into the country. All to buy the votes of Hispanics.

      How do these actions "…defend the people, territory, institutions and infrastructures of the U.S. and its allies"?

    11. Frank Romano Lancast says:

      For the last 19 months we have watched in shock Hussein Obama do all in his power to limit the freedoms and strengths of America the Greatest free market economy has been on a fast track to destruction It is time for American to stop the destruction and subversion that has been going on for 19 months

    12. Richard Irish, Edmon says:

      Yet ANOTHER reason to expose Obama as a usurper illegally in the White House. This man is not only NOT the required natural born citizen, he is continually displaying that he is the ENEMY of the United States.

    13. Michael Haverstick, says:

      The Obama administration believes and pursues a one world government and they do not care who is in charge of it, even if it is the Russians. Vlad Putin is excited about the opportunities that the Obama administration continues to provide for he and the Russian government.

    14. Ben C. Ann Arbor, MI says:

      Ken Jarvis – do your home work. Google "the Frankfurt School" and you will learn it is the origin of political correctness in the US. The"school" was made up of neo-marxists that were kicked out of Nazi Germany and came to Columbia University in New Yok City. From there several left for the West Coast and arrived at Berkley. These people had a profund impact on "the left" and taught their followers – don't discuss the issue – attack and lable the person, similar to the Alinsky style. "We've Been Had" is a great read and if are really serious about having a discussion this will help you understand our point of view.

    15. Ted Hensley says:

      The State of the Union address to the American People on January 20th 2011 as delivered by President Barack Obama as written by Ted Hensley on August 25 – Sept 15, 2010.

      My Fellow Americans:

      It is with great respect for each of you that I humbly come before you tonight to deliver my 3rd State of the Union address. During the short time we will spend together this evening, I will be outlining a new course for our country, a course which I believe will help steer us back onto the road to Peace and Prosperity.

      These past two years have been tumultuous for all of us. We have witnessed an unprecedented number of financial crises which today show no sign of turning around. During this time I have taken advice from my many supporters and chosen staff and have acted in good faith to try and correct the worst of these problems. However, I have now come to the realization that even the best of advice from well meaning folks can sometimes be either inaccurate, inappropriate, or at worst, completely contrary to the action needed to solve the problem. Considering the size of the problems we face as a Nation, I am now going to take charge of the situation by going in a new direction.

      There will be those who will cry foul and point fingers at this group or that, continuing to try and place blame for this problem or that problem. I for one hereby pledge that I will no longer be among those, for it is time to stand up, take whatever blame I am due, and be the one to turn a deaf ear to those who wish to find someone or something, to blame. Our problems are what they are. Each of us had a part and responsibility for getting us to the present. I now say that each of us have a part and responsibility for resolving the current problems and delivering us to a more sound future – one where families can once again have a home, plan and invest for their own futures, involve themselves in community organizations designed to help folks right there in their own neighborhoods, save for their retirement, feel confident that if they get sick or need medical help that the services they need will be there for them – all the while living the American Dream and fulfilling the hopes and desires of those generations who came before who sacrificed themselves, both on the battlefield and in the field of their labors, so that we might profit from those investments, improve upon them, and pass along an even better future to our offspring.

      I know that when I came into office there was much excitement , hope, and enthusiasm – partly because of my high ideals for the future, and partly because what I represented to so many of you – that of an individual with a mixed background who had risen to the highest office in our country. I was held up as an example so that others would once again believe in our system of social justice and reaffirming that indeed our country is a Land of Opportunity. However, I have come to realize that mere ideals are not enough to run a country – that a country is run primarily by the hard-working men and women of the workplace, those who have started a business while providing opportunities to others, those who have been fortunate enough to have the responsibility of overseeing the private wealth of our country and where it needs to be invested, those entrepreneurs who plow the fields or visualize a new neighborhood, those who bet everything they have on building that new shopping mall or other place of business not only because they see a need but who also see the potential for profit, those who work diligently every day just to make sure that the products their factory turn out continue to be competitive given the fierceness of the world economy, those who attend the House of Worship of their choice while donating on a regular basis to see that the wisdom of their faith is not only kept alive but growing as well, those who contribute their own sweat equity to help the less fortunate in their communities, those who have chosen a profession not based on pay but based on their own desire to serve their fellow man, those who have chosen to defend our nation while putting their lives on the line by joining our military forces – and the list goes on. In short, it is you the American People who make this country work – and not your government. For I have come to realize that your government is here merely to assist you along the way by providing those services as provided for in our Constitution. For over many decades our country has veered from this path and it is now time to begin the process that will return us to the Principles of our Founding.

      Over the next two years, I will be working very closely with the New Congress to try and bring about the type of Change that I now believe the public truly wants and needs, so I will be encouraging Congress to bring me bills quickly in order that I can sign them into law and our recovery can begin.

      Therefore, this coming Monday morning at 8:00 a.m., I will be asking of Congress the following:

      First, we will find entire programs and services of dubious need that can be eliminated entirely.

      Secondly, we will slash the budgets of all non-essential remaining programs by 20% beginning immediately. And if the department heads cannot find these savings, they will be replaced by someone who can. These cuts will be dramatic and will include previously ‘safe’ salaries, pensions, and benefits, as well as operations. Only our Military will be spared this cut.

      Thirdly, I am calling for the immediate shelving of any ‘new’ legislation that has been discussed over the past two years, such as Cap and Trade, Card Check, additional regulations on our financial institutions, more ‘stimulus spending, or other programs which have served to cause uncertainty in the marketplace and among our friends the businesspeople and investors who make this country run.

      In addition, I am also going to call for the repeal of what some call Obamacare. It has been totally unfair to the American People to slide this through in the 11th hour without the transparency I promised and now that the truth is out regarding the details, most of us agree that this is not the health care program we want or need. I do propose that once we get our financial house in order, which will take a few years, that we once again debate a program that would provide health care for all, albeit one we can agree on and more importantly, afford.

      In order to help restore our competitive position in the world, I am asking for a 5 year freeze of the Minimum Wage fixed at the rolled back rate of $5 per hour. It may be necessary for our youth and unskilled to live with others or stay on with mom and dad while earning this wage, but realize with me that something is better than nothing and that we sometimes have to back up in order to gain our footing so that we may once again move forward. I believe that this will also work to help restore the work ethic in our youth, for all work is honorable, regardless of pay, and seeing the fruits of one’s own labor is the best way to visualize yourself progressing forward by learning new skills and pulling one’s self up by the bootstraps.

      To help streamline the operations of those programs which will continue to be provided by your government, I will be seeking the stalwarts of industry to come forward in response to my plea for help so that we might learn efficient business methods from those whose very survival depends on efficiency. Among others too long to list here, I call on FedEx and their experts to essentially ‘take over’ our Postal Service so as to completely redesign its operations of delivery, compensation to employees, and fee schedules for the public customers. I call on the efficiency experts at Walmart who are responsible for purchasing and distribution, so that your government may better deal with its own problems in these areas. I call on Blue Cross/Blue Shield to set up and advise our own healthcare folks dealing with Medicade and Medicare as to how to better provide ongoing funding and care of those in our charge. I call on the folks of Ford to basically take over the operations of what was previously GM and Chrysler so that these companies can quickly get back on their feet and return to the private sector. I call on CSX and Delta to assist with Amtrac to see that it becomes profitable and a regular way for folks to move around the country. Now there are many more areas where I will be directing successful private companies to help your government and I will report to you regularly as we go along as to how well this is working. Also understand that although I promise to veto any sort of tax increase, I do advocate a business-like approach where those who utilize a particular service should be the ones who foot the bill for that service.

      In this Age of Austerity and Refound Beginnings, each remaining Department Head of each Agency shall set up for Public Inspection their own set of Goals. These Goals will be measurable, will achieve publicly agreed upon benchmarks, and will be based upon achieving a ‘return of investment’ to the treasury. There will be publicly open examination of the progress made by each department towards achieving these goals. Any group not being able to achieve their stated goals will be replaced by those who are committed to the process.

      Stay with me for we aren’t through yet!

      Your government will be working fervently to remove itself from all activities that are operated more efficiently by private enterprise. We will be getting out of housing, banking, insurance, automotive, construction, and healthcare, among others. This effort alone will open up many of these areas for competing private businesses to begin providing these services. No one believes in a monopoly, especially your government, yet as the largest ‘business’ in the world, we have become just that and must begin divesting itself of all but the essential elements that our government was designed for.

      To ease the financial uncertainty among our many fine manufacturers of everything from simple medicines to airplanes – I hereby call for outlawing ‘Class Action Suits’. The genius who designed this cash cow for attorneys has choked the life out of some of our industries. Not that folks shouldn’t be held accountable for their actions – they should be. But the laws we have in place are sufficient to protect the innocent. We will also be working to place reasonable caps on awards so as to sufficiently punish offenders while providing for those offended. No more million dollar settlements for a burn from hot coffee.

      I will ask a pledge from Congress that we not consider any sort of tax increase on the public, whether direct or hidden as a fee, for a minimum of five years. Included in this effort will be a request for a three year ‘tax holiday’ on any profits made by any new company which starts up during the next 24 months and is able to hire new employees.

      I here direct our National Guard, Homeland Security, and our Military in general to immediately establish a protected zone along our border with Mexico while all those recent arrivals must show proof of citizenship or go home and apply to be accepted into our country just as all previous generations have done. After a moratorium on all new immigration, I believe we can have a clear set of rules established for those who wish to relocate here, including that they learn our language and be able to stand up publicly to say our Pledge, be able to serve our military if called up, and other responsibilities that defines one as a Citizen of the United States. Those able to meet these requirements will be welcomed into our society as an equal.

      I urge the Leadership of the City of New York to consider an area of one mile in diameter centering on the previous site of the World Trade Center to be Hallowed Ground – an area respected for those who perished in the greatest act of aggression by a sworn enemy upon our own soil. It is my belief that the enemies of our country would take advantage of our openness and goodwill towards others in order to rub our noses in it. We must find a way to prevent this brazen attempt to break our will of resistance and I will step forward to do so if the Mayor and others there cannot find the will to do so as this is a national issue affecting us all and not just your fine City. We must not allow ourselves to choose the rights of one group over the rights of another and there are times that the wisdom of a decision must be taken into account.

      Lastly, I warn our enemies wherever they are in the world: we are once again unified in purpose – that our country shall not only survive – it will thrive – that we have the strength of will and commitment to our future and will resist your designs on us. We will once again become an economic powerhouse in the world’s markets and will support a military that can protect not only our interests but the interests of freedom loving peoples around the world against those who would bring destruction to our fellow man.

      To those of you who are shocked by my turnaround of policies and procedures I say this: Our country has been and continues to be the greatest country on Earth. This is not a mistake and did not happen by chance. Our Forefathers had the brilliance to take advantage of an historical opportunity afforded them by the brave Patriots who through their own hardship and suffering were able to break our ties with England. Once given this opportunity, they drew on every available historical account, philosophical study, and most importantly, the Holy Bible, to find the wisdom needed to create a new form of government, one which holds up the Individual and his freedom before all else, while adhering to His Moral Principles. In their wisdom, they instilled the mechanisms necessary so that our government could be flexible enough to combat any adversity, enemy, or other unforeseen event which might come its way. All these generations since have struggled along in their fields of endeavor, fought in the battlefields, and otherwise pledged themselves to the preservation of this nation. It is likewise our responsibility to pick up the torch and carry it forward, so that those who come after us have at least the same if not better chance as did we in our pursuit of Life, Liberty, and Happiness. Let the new direction I have outlined here be only the beginning of great things to come.

      God Bless You and God Bless This Country.

      Now let’s get out there and Make Good Things Happen!

      Barack Obama by Ted Hensley

    16. john arizona says:

      So is anyone really surprised that Obama and his gang of Chicago thugs and highly educated elitists continue to use the USA as one giant experiment in social and government "re-do". Only problem is, the elitists can't quite figure out that their experiment is a failure, and they continue on their path of destruction of the USA.

    17. sher mansfield says:

      do you think we would be seeing this distruction of america if colin powell was president?

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    19. Lil, San Diego says:

      How much more will it take before the nation wakes up to the fact that this president, Barack Obama, hates this country and will anything and everything to destroy it? He has done his best with the collusion of the liberal faction of both the House and the Senate to so weaken our economy and destroy capitalism, now he is attempting to weaken national security even further. He has saddled future generations with enormous debt and now he has added a failure of security and has opened this country to deliberate attack and no defense.

    20. Leon Lundquist, Dura says:

      I'd like Drew Page's list to go before the Impeachment Committee, but then sending Kerry to Moscow? That's rich! I have yet to see a single act of Obama's Presidency that isn't anti American. The Start Treaty, now that America is the Earth's newest Communist Country is the same give the Bear anything he wants because he's our friend now. Yeah, sure. The Bear certainly is hungry now that he has come out of hibernation. All the lies that came before, American Policy has been to let Russia catch up all through the Cold War. "Cave in Amerika!"

      "I would love to cave!" says Obama.

      Nuts!

    21. ChuckL says:

      Article 2, Section 2, of the Constitution clearly states in part: “He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the senators present concur; …”

      By what feature of Obamaism does the Heritage Foundation arrive at the conclusion that the Senate does not have to approve the treaty for it to become binding? Consideration of a “resolution of ratification” is not what the Constitution requires. The Constitution requires “Consent”.

      Heritage is correct that the Senate should offer changes to this treaty, but if these changes do not protect the citizens of this country and the Senate does not concur in acceptance of the final form of the treaty, the treaty is not ratified, and is not binding on the United States.

      Drop the “newspeak” definitions from “Brave new World” and “1984”.

      The Senate gives advice to the president on the wording of the treaty in the negotiation phase. This is generally ignored if it is offered at all. When the senate gives its “Consent” the treaty has been ratified. Until then it is NOT binding upon the United States. Failure to provide, or of the president accept the advice, does not change the requirement to have the Senate give their Consent to the treaty.

    22. Doug in (a U.S.) Bri says:

      This treaty is more seriously flawed than Obama himself. The previous START treaty should be extended. The most aggregious concession is in reduction of warheads because our country has so many allies under our nuclear umbrella. Reduction will result in them proliferating their own defensive nukes. The new number is 1500 total warheads, including MIRVs, which Russia is only now perfecting and replacing previous crude models. We were allowed 2300 due to our global obligations. Obama and Clinton are selling our security down the river of reduction while encouraging more powers to go nuclear, while our stockpile includes nukes so ancient that they relay on vacuum tube technology to operate and cannot possibly be reliable. John Bolton said so.

    23. PippN, Severna Park says:

      This isn't surprising. O'Bama simply doesn't have what it takes. He may have made a decent President with more experience, but now – eh – not so much.

    24. Hugh Davis - FL says:

      I heard someone state recently that "It was not the first bomb which hit Hiroshima nor the second bomb which hit Nagasaki, that caused the Japanese to surrender. It was where the third bomb might hit which caused surrender". We must not let that fear factor get away from us.

    25. Paul Rinderle says:

      Its time to start thinking out of the box.

      There are Start Flaws to jeopardize America –On Purpose.

    26. Bruce J. Kolinski says:

      One has to wonder at what point negligence and incompetence are no longer plausible possibilities. When that point is reached one is left with intentional undermining, which is, unfortunately, the "T" word.

      Perhaps when a nation's people are offered candidates by corrupt political parties they should before voting, first inquire who the candidates are? Maybe next time?

    27. Mike Sheahen, Hickor says:

      The New START rubber stamp threat to the security and survival of the United States of America..and so also our freedoms, along with that of any and all friends who we have promised to help protect, is such that the following must be said:

      Not only must we, the people, consider the "New START" rubber stamp threat to national security…and that of any and all of our friends whom we promised to help protect themselves…passed and signed into law by Obama and his accomplices in Congress (since we have neither the representation nor therefore the votes in Congress to make it any less so, much less stop it), but it is so also yet another example of Neville Chamberlain-like betraying and appeasing which, if the Chinese don't first stop being a leading buyer of U.S. government debt and/or "foreclose" on it…and thus sooner than later have us all learning to speak Chinese…is so to the Russians advantage that they may yet have us all learning to speak Russian…All "in the name of the people" and for a "1-World Government" in any case, of course!

    28. Larry PA says:

      Obuma is starting to work on owr small arms they want to band any automatic rifles or hand gun

      UN Going After All Privately Owned Firearms

      ALERT: Your right to own a firearm is hanging on by a thread! In it’s most ambitious effort yet, the UN and the Obama regime are working together to pass the Arms Trade Treaty to control and/or ban ALL PRIVATELY OWNED FIREARMS! The anti-gun nuts are holding secret meetings to craft a slew of uber-restrictive gun laws known as the Arms Trade Treaty. This Progressive backed treaty could become international law as soon as 2012. The globalist gun agenda wants to disarm the world one gun at a time! Take action NOW to protect YOUR GUNS!

      Congress is back from vacation – tell them to VOTE NO to the UN Arms Trade Treaty!

      Select Here – STOP the UN Arms Trade Treaty – Fax All 100 Senators!

      Alan Gottlieb, Founder and Executive Director of CCRKBA and his wife Julianne Versnel, have been on the front lines fighting the anti-gunners at the UN. In June, Alan and Julianne worked to veto anti-Second Amendment language in the Small Arms Treaty. Both Alan and Julianne attended as NGO (non-Governmental Organization) delegates. It's no surprise that NGO representatives were told that they would be shut out of most of the meetings. Clearly, the UN doesn't want anyone interfering with the passage of this bill. Alan and Julianne can't win this war against gun rights alone. They need the help of patriots like you to pledge your support to STOP THE UN FROM ATTACKING YOUR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS!

      Select Here – STOP the UN Arms Trade Treaty – Fax All 100 Senators!

      The UN wants to make all firearms subject to international law. The Arms Trade Treaty could:

      Prohibit firearm and ammunition manufacturers from selling to the public.

      Prohibit any transfer of firearm ownership.

      Require US citizens to deliver any banned firearms they own to the local government collection and destruction center or face imprisonment.

      Require micro-stamping on all guns.

      Destru ction of "excess" firearms.

      IF THE UNITED STATES SIGNS THIS TREATY AND IT IS RATIFIED BY THE U.S. SENATE, THE UN ARMS TRADE TREATY WILL BECOME THE LAW!

      The UN propaganda machine is hard at work churning out manipulated "facts." The UN says guns murder hundreds of thousands of people a year. Well, the UN conveniently forgot to leave out the fact that guns save lives. Each year, firearms are used 80 times more often to protect the lives of innocent citizens than to take lives. In the U.S. crime rates are the highest where gun laws are the most restrictive.

      The UN Socialists claim that illegal guns used in armed conflicts kill 300,000 people a year. Again, the UN decided to leave out the evidence that armed conflicts aren't always necessarily bad. I guess the gun haters need to brush up on their American history and learn about a little thing called the American Revolution. Our founding fathers fought for freedom from a tyrannical and abusive government. If there was an Arms Trade Treaty in 1776, our country would not exist.

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      The UN believes that if we take away guns from all "insurgents" our world would be a safer place. Wrong. Our founding fathers were considered insurgents. The UN erroneously thinks that anyone fighting for freedom is a threat. Guns protect citizens from governments who abuse their power. The only thing keeping the United States from turning into a Marxist Socialist regime is our right to keep and bear arms. With a guy like Obama in power it is terrifying to think what would happen to our country if we didn't have our Second Amendment Rights! We must act NOW to preserve our right to protect ourselves and our families from an opressive government at the State and Federal level!

      That's what's at stake here. Our freedom. Our future.

      IF THE UN ARMS TRADE TREATY PASSES PROGRESSIVES WILL BE ABLE TO ASSUME TOTAL CONTROL OF OUR COUNTRY

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    30. Nicholas Arena, Esq. says:

      It's become increasingly evident: whenever another country, here the US, has

      some military or other advantage over Russia, the latter insists on equality, so

      that the nation that is the leader on any front must reduce that advantage to suit

      the Russian caprice. (Or, as in the ccase of the A-Bomb, they will steal it)

      Picture for a moment that, were the Russians ahead in some area, they would

      ever agree to giving up their advantage.

      Are we crazy, or what?

    31. Blair Franconia, NH says:

      The missile defense system that was supposed to be in Poland and the Czech Republic, WAS NEVER A THREAT TO RUSSIA! Calm down. It was to prevent the

      a nuclear threat from Iran. In 1984, there was a movie called Red Dawn. It was about a Soviet-led invasion of the United States. The students of a small Colorado high school form a resistance movement and fight the invasion. Red Dawn was recently

      remade and now depicts a Chinese-led invasion of the United States. If we're not careful, we could have a green dawn with an Iranian invasion of the United States.

      Iran would do whatever it could to bring down "the Great Satan."

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