Second Amendment to Constitution at risk
The question: Is the Second Amendment in jeopardy?
On Jan. 17, Charles E. Williams charged in Your Voice that President Obama is a “domestic enemy” of the Constitution for trying to “excise the Second Amendment.” The method for excision was not identified. Russell R. Docteur responded on Jan. 26 that since the President lacks authority to veto amendment proposals Williams’ charge had no merit. Docteur accurately summarized amendment procedures but avoided comment on Obama’s effort to undermine the Second Amendment.
Williams revisited the argument on June 14, citing Obama’s support for treaties that will “rip” the Second Amendment from the Constitution. This more specific argument does have merit. Obama and Secretary of State Clinton support U.N. proposals for global gun control. The Proposals — ATT, SAT, IACT — have generated opinions that confiscation of citizens’ weaponry is imminent, that collectors would lose historic pieces, and even one complaint that the U.S. Navy couldn’t buy battleships.
The United States Constitution, Article VI, paragraph 2 says: “The Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States; shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in The Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.” Treaties supersede the Constitution.
The answer: “Yes.”
Senator Jerry Moran understands this. He said in a letter (signed by 44 other senators) (http://www.moran.senate.gov) /public/index.cfm?a=Files.Serve&File_id=c19ac87a-01b3-42cc-8ef0-f42fbb39387f) to President Obama, “Our country’s sovereignty and the Second Amendment rights of American citizens must not be infringed upon by the United Nations.” Twelve Democrat Senators have signed a separate opposition letter.
It is time to put our Bill of Rights beyond the reach of our diplomatic corps. Docteur recited amendment recipes.
John D. Williams
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