February 15, 2008
Yes We Can...Pick Up the World's Bartab
A Special Guest Blogger Post From Ebola
....I had respect for Obama. That just ended.
I had respect for him right up until I read the bill (and then researched) he sponsored that basically authorizes a .7% GNP tax on the US by the UN and subsequent agreement to a number of protocols and conventions. You won't find the wording in the bill itself. Instead, you'll find the trail of crumbs in the bill to the block of cheddar: the United Nations Millennium Project and it's Development Goals (for a more enticing view of EXACTLY what this is). Obama has sponsored and is pushing for this bill to pass the senate (it's already passed the house, because apparently not a one of our representatives can f*cking read the shit they're voting on. Good job guys.).
The bill mandates that the US, through the governorship of the president, will meet the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. No big deal right? Well, let's read what the MGD actually says, eh?
"Strategy- The President, acting through the Secretary of State, and in consultation with the heads of other appropriate departments and agencies of the Government of the United States, international organizations, international financial institutions, the governments of developing and developed countries, United States and international nongovernmental organizations, civil society organizations, and other appropriate entities, shall develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to further the United States foreign policy objective of promoting the reduction of global poverty, the elimination of extreme global poverty, and the achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goal of reducing by one-half the proportion of people worldwide, between 1990 and 2015, who live on less than $1 per day."
The declaration commits nations to ban small arms and weapons, ratifying a series of treaties including the International Criminal Court treaty, the Kyoto Protocol, the Convention on Biological Diversity. Hell, we've poured over four trillion dollars into welfare in the last forty some odd years and our own local "war on poverty". Jesus, look at how ineffective that has been, and we don't have warlords stealing shit on top of bankers and government officials. Are you people stupid? Does no one research anything on their presidential candidate or read bills in congress anymore?! God damn it makes me furious. I read bills (A great site, go us!), and I still missed this one. It was pointed out to me by a friend (with a few unsupported issues) but regardless, I'll be damned if I'm going to pay a global tax when we can't solve poverty domestically. .7% of our GDP hits about $78 billion a year.
Not to mention this bill makes it an additional statement. That means $78 billion, PLUS the billions we're already paying (wastefully in most cases, look at Palestine) in foreign aid. Then add in that we're giving it to the UN. Who, last year, approved saying self defense is...NOT a right. F*ck the UN. And taxing me and everyone else to pay for the rest of the world when we can't maintain ourselves.
Saying we're helping places like Africa is all nice and cooey, but how about reading this interview of a Kenyan economist. Give money to the UN, and that money ain't goin where you think.
A good write up on it here.
Don't even get me started on the fact that this is coming from a presidential front runner.
Posted by tree hugging sister at February 15, 2008 03:36 PM
Very nice job, Ebola! You should do this more often.
Posted by: Ken S, Fifth String on the Banjo of Life at February 15, 2008 04:37 PM
Oooo, I love what Obama's saying now!!!
The senator, a former constitutional law instructor, said some scholars argue the Second Amendment to the Constitution guarantees gun ownerships only to militias, but he believes it grants individual gun rights.
"I think there is an individual right to bear arms, but it's subject to commonsense regulation" like background checks, he said during a news conference.
Is that because, once his bill passes, the question of the right to bear arms will be out of Constitutional hands and into the UN's. Which ~ as pointed out in my baby boy's MASTERFUL exposé ~ has declared no such right? Hmmmmm?
Posted by: tree hugging sister at February 15, 2008 04:48 PM
Obama is an unabashed socialist, who leans so far to the left that he makes George Soros look like an italic character. I wasn't aware of this particular ploy, but he is putting forth a lot of proposals that are little more than, like his so-called ""Patriotic Corporation" scheme.
Gah! Can we question his patriotism yet?
Posted by: The_Real_JeffS at February 15, 2008 05:44 PM
Basically it's a complete and total surrender of the very foundation of this country to the charter of an international coffee klatch for criminals, dictators, terrorists, and assorted wackos primarily financed by and headquartered in this very country.
Good thing I'm going to the range tomorrow to sight in my newest addition to the collection.
Posted by: Gunslinger at February 15, 2008 11:27 PM
Looks sweet, Gunslinger! There's nothing like gun pr0n to make up for anti-gun socialists.
Posted by: The_Real_JeffS at February 16, 2008 01:54 AM
you're not really surprised at this, are you?
Did you happen to catch the Katie Couric chat with Mz Obama? She believes that we are "projecting fear" regarding terrorism, and we should be "educating our children, working on universal healthcare and promoting a friendlier foreign policy instead of looking for a fight". Afterall, the terrorists only turn into terrorists because they are oppressed, right?
Last time I checked, we were "infidels" that need to be destroyed, and the ones who are projecting fear are the ones spewing forth the whole "climate change" issue.
What really scares me? the fact that code pink is getting away with what they are getting away with. Those people really need to be stopped...
Posted by: Mom2corps at February 16, 2008 12:47 PM
The US Constitution cannot be overridden by any law passed by Congress or treaty approved by the Senate.
Just the 2nd Amendment alone would invalidate this nonsense.
Posted by: memomachine at February 19, 2008 02:00 PM
Not necessarily true, it's a running debate that the second amendment only garauntees rights to military hardware to militias, not persons. That's all he needs to argue, cause the paper doesn't say persons.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
The main problem is the syntax used: it doesn't say and the right of the people to bear arms. It's talking about a civilian militia, not individual citizen's rights. The vagueness has always been a curiosity to me simply because it allows argumentation that citizens are not allowed firearms, and at the same time back then, enstilled the idea they were. Thereby allowing a nice loophole for later gov't work. All it would really take to enforce is more democratic supreme justices to say that that is what the consitution means and thus enforce it. Thereby? Don't vote bloody democrat.
Devil's Advocate, as always,
Posted by: Ebola at February 20, 2008 04:38 PM