Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Newt Gingrich-Right to Bear Arms a 'Human Right' Not Just For Americans
You Tube ^ | April 14, 2012 | Newt Gingrich

Posted on 04/15/2012 1:40:11 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

With crowd views: Five Minute Clip of Newt's Speech [universal right to bear arms] at the "NRA Celebration of American Values Leadership Forum".



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; gingrich2012; humanrights; newt2012; nra
Newt Gingrich Calls for Universal Right to Bear Arms at NRA Forum "Friday’s Celebration of American Values Leadership forum featured speeches by Mitt Romney, recent contender Rick Santorum, plus conservative stars like former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. But members of the influential gun lobby today reserved their greatest enthusiasms not for their presumptive nominee Romney, but for Newt Gingrich, a candidate who perseveres to the wonderment of many and the joy of some. .....

The crowd was appreciative of the man who will likely court their votes this fall, but the NRA faithful became far more animated for Gingrich. With his characteristic flourish for sweeping and historical ideas, the former House speaker laid out a guideline for an international gun-rights movement that the NRA’s Cox called “the Gingrich Doctrine.”

“The right to bear arms comes from our creator, not our government,” Gingrich said. The NRA “has been too timid” in promoting its agenda beyond American borders. The Bill of Rights was not written only for Americans, he said. “It is a universal document.”

“A Gingrich presidency will submit to the UN a treaty that extends the right to bear arms as a human right to every person on the planet.” Every world citizen, he said, “deserves the right to defend themselves from those who exploit, imprison, or kill them.” For his latest big idea, Gingrich earned a standing ovation from the crowd of roughly 5,000.

“We don’t need to go across the planet trying to impose American values, but we do need to go across the planet spreading human values,” Gingrich said. “The Second Amendment is a right for all mankind.”......... Full Speech: 2012 NRA Celebration of American Values Leadership Forum - Newt Gingrich

National Rifle Association Meeting - Part 1 Newt Gingrich Speech 1:00:18 (follows Mitt Romney – Rick Santorum follows Newt)

National Rifle Association Meeting - Part 2 3:09:30 Rick Perry’s Speech


Newt Gingrich of Georgia and Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald throw mock tea crates into the Chattahoochee River in Roswell, Ga., in 1994.

1 posted on 04/15/2012 1:40:22 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Cincinatus' Wife

“The right to keep and bear arms comes from our creator, not our government.”

-Newt-

They’ve been on every thread about this speech posted so far, moaning that he’s saying the right comes from the United Nations.


2 posted on 04/15/2012 2:19:28 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: txrangerette
Yes. It's wonten ignorance.

"“A Gingrich presidency will submit to the UN a treaty that extends the right to bear arms as a human right to every person on the planet.” Every world citizen, he said, “deserves the right to defend themselves from those who exploit, imprison, or kill them.” For his latest big idea, Gingrich earned a standing ovation from the crowd of roughly 5,000."

They got it. Imagine! The UN would NEVER vote on such a treaty and if they did all the dictators that control the "UN Human Rights Commission" would vote NO.

3 posted on 04/15/2012 2:24:01 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Cincinatus' Wife

Pssst...you should have voted for Newt.... you know who you are.


4 posted on 04/15/2012 2:26:33 AM PDT by RC one (all y'all had to do was vote for Newt but noooooo, he wasn't good enough.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RC one

“.....“It is not enough to be against the Small Arms Treaty that keeps us physiologically on defense. The time has come to win the following proposition: Far fewer women would be raped, far fewer children would be killed, far fewer towns would be destroyed if people everywhere on the planet had the right to bear arms and far fewer dictators would survive if people had the right to bear arms everywhere on the planet.”

“It isn’t enough to watch people move from one dictatorship to another – to watch Libya, Egypt, Iraq, Syria lurch from disaster to disaster. We should think about people, and we should help people understand that they are endowed by their Creator. And we should say that the Second Amendment is an amendment for all mankind and an amendment which will improve all mankind.”...... Newt Gingrich - April 13, 2012 - NRA Convention.


5 posted on 04/15/2012 2:34:13 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Cincinatus' Wife

I don’t want the UN ever telling me what I can or cannot do. They are not a governing body and should never be recognized as such. Any government big enough to give you rights is also big enough to take them away.


6 posted on 04/15/2012 2:37:23 AM PDT by RightLady (Throw the Traitors out)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Cincinatus' Wife

When our Founders created America, they wrote about rights that already existed. In no way did they create these rights because they wrote about them. They simply stated the FACT that they exist.

Newt calls on other countries and the United Nations to RECOGNIZE rights in existence already from our CREATOR.

His point to the NRA, now called “the Gingrich Doctrine”, is that what they have claimed as their American right under our founding documents is in FACT a human right...

Challenging them to broaden their conception of this right beyond Americans.

Can you say NRA chapters in other countries?


7 posted on 04/15/2012 2:37:50 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: RightLady

If you are claiming that Newt said any such thing, you need to read it, and listen to it.

As I just got through writing, Newt said the right to keep and bear arms comes from God our Creator and not from any government.

So you want to interject that Newt believes our right to keep and bear arms comes from the United Nations, simply because he called on the UN to recognize this human right that already exists.

Really??

Read, listen, think, THEN write and speak.


8 posted on 04/15/2012 2:43:29 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Cincinatus' Wife
"Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts. These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense. They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people."

Mitt Romney-2004

I could has voted for Newt Gingrich

9 posted on 04/15/2012 2:48:58 AM PDT by RC one (all y'all had to do was vote for Newt but noooooo, he wasn't good enough.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: RC one

10 posted on 04/15/2012 2:58:21 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: txrangerette
Santorum's exit leaves door open for Mourdock [this analysis *thinks* Santorum supporters (Santorum was in a dead heat with Romney in Indiana before dropping out) will be fired up now and come to the polls in droves and support Mourdock....... Romney supporters like Lugar [but of course]. Santorum's supporters like Mourdock
11 posted on 04/15/2012 3:17:47 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Cincinatus' Wife

Reminds me of Mark Levin...all fired up for Mourdock, and Ted Cruz here in TX, and others.

But stopped barely short of calling Newt “delusional” for not following Santorum out the door.

So will Indiana’s Santorum supporters vote for the race exiter, or the race stayer, when they turn out to vote for Mourdock??


12 posted on 04/15/2012 3:23:56 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Cincinatus' Wife; kalee; TitansAFC; LuvFreeRepublic; Sea Parrot; SweetCaroline; matthew fuller; ...

Newt.org + Keep Praying! GO NEWT!

Bookmarked!
13 posted on 04/15/2012 3:39:29 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: txrangerette

They’re dolts.


14 posted on 04/15/2012 3:41:06 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: txrangerette

Indeed!!


15 posted on 04/15/2012 3:54:07 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: txrangerette; All
Newt Gingrich to hold forum in Richardson [Texas this Monday] “Former House Speaker and Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich is scheduled to hold a public forum Monday in Richardson.

The meeting is set for 4 p.m. at Pappasito's Cantina, 723 Central Expressway. Space is limited and the audience will be part of a 30-mintue question and answer period.”……..

16 posted on 04/15/2012 4:20:26 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Cincinatus' Wife
The Bill of Rights was not written only for Americans, he said. “It is a universal document.”

Sweet! It's refreshing for someone to think that our values are superior to the rest of the world, rather than the other way around.

Still praying for a Newt miracle!

17 posted on 04/15/2012 4:22:40 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: trebb

Newt believes in American Exceptionalism — the concept that the Left despises and the GOP-e dispels.


18 posted on 04/15/2012 4:25:10 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: txrangerette

I hate the United Nations. It’s nothing more than a huge pile of crap in the middle of NYC. I wish it would be run out of this country-—send it to Kenya.


19 posted on 04/15/2012 4:28:45 AM PDT by RightLady (Throw the Traitors out)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: txrangerette

I am voting Lugar out and voting for a brokered convention.

So why is it your business as long as it denies Romney delegates?


20 posted on 04/15/2012 4:37:10 AM PDT by dforest
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Cincinatus' Wife

Once again NEwt frames the real issue—the right to keep and bear arms as a universal right to resist tyranny, not just an American right.

Liberal heads exploded across the world, not just across America.

How many standing ovations did Romney get while he was lying his rear end off during his speech? I hear gun rights flourished when he was Governor of MA. /s


21 posted on 04/15/2012 4:38:31 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Cincinatus' Wife

Once again NEwt frames the real issue—the right to keep and bear arms as a universal right to resist tyranny, not just an American right.

Liberal heads exploded across the world, not just across America.

How many standing ovations did Romney get while he was lying his rear end off during his speech? I hear gun rights flourished when he was Governor of MA. /s


22 posted on 04/15/2012 4:38:31 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: txrangerette

During a discussion about the 2nd amendment a friend said it gives us the right to bear arms. No I said. That right is inherent .the 2nd amendment tells government what it cannot do. The right of the people to bear arms shall not be infringed


23 posted on 04/15/2012 4:58:30 AM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: South Dakota

Bullseye.


24 posted on 04/15/2012 5:02:42 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’ll want to catch Newt’s speech in Texas if possible....after the NRA Speech it’ll be more than interesting to see what he says in Texas! Wonder if the gun issue will be mentioned in their public forum ...after all it is TEXAS!

Go Newt Go!!!!


25 posted on 04/15/2012 5:27:41 AM PDT by caww
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: FRiends
WE'RE MILKING THIS FREEPATHON FOR ALL IT'S WORTH



Please consider becoming a new monthly donor.
When you do, a sponsor gladly kicks in a few extra bucks.


Click the Pic
Support Free Republic

26 posted on 04/15/2012 5:51:19 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: txrangerette

While I believe every human has a right to protect himself, the freedom we have is affirmed by our Constitution and includeds the unabridged right to carry arms.

I am not, however, in favor of extending the affirmation of this right to those not American Citizens. It is up to their home countries. Further, extending this affirmation to include non Americans under the aegis of the 2nd Amendment sets a precedent and WILL eventually lead to other ‘rights’ being granted for non-citizens...

IOW HELL NO!


27 posted on 04/15/2012 5:58:13 AM PDT by Gaffer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: caww
YouTube: NRA members skeptical of Romney on guns, prefer Gingrich [3:00]
28 posted on 04/15/2012 5:58:25 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Cincinatus' Wife

That shows once again when Newt is given the stage he moves people.....the GOP/Romney/Obama/Media know this all to well.....and why they must continue to attempt to black out Newt in the media. This is now truly a case where God has to open the Red Sea for Newt. Pray that He does when it matters the most and we have patience to wait until then.


29 posted on 04/15/2012 6:03:55 AM PDT by caww
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: caww

YES!


30 posted on 04/15/2012 6:05:27 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: caww
Texas is Rising for Newt Gingrich (Fox News 11:05 Sunday morning)
31 posted on 04/15/2012 6:32:56 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: TitansAFC; onyx; LuvFreeRepublic; Sea Parrot; SweetCaroline; matthew fuller; Gator113; BCrago66; ...

32 posted on 04/15/2012 6:51:18 AM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: RightLady

Tell that to Obama and Hillary, who support a UN ban on arms, not to Newt.

What Newt said is - the right to bear arms is NOT for any government to give or take away. It is a God given right to any citizen to defend himself, his family and his property.

Any person who casts his vote on Mitt Romney, who signed a gun ban in Massachusetts, is against the Second Amendment.


33 posted on 04/15/2012 7:07:27 AM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Marguerite

What Newt said is - the right to bear arms is NOT for any government to give or take away. It is a God given right to any citizen to defend himself, his family and his property.

That would be fine if the United Nations believed in God. They will never believe any right came from our Creator. Of course I think everyone has the right to bear arms. That goes without saying.


34 posted on 04/15/2012 8:21:50 AM PDT by RightLady (Throw the Traitors out)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: Cincinatus' Wife

Pure NEWT

Right to bear arms is a universal HUMAN RIGHT.

NEWT on fire !!!


35 posted on 04/15/2012 9:16:02 AM PDT by b9 (Newt is substance. The others are talking points.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


36 posted on 04/15/2012 5:12:38 PM PDT by CodeToad (I'm so right-wing if I lifted my left leg I'd go into a spin.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Gaffer

I disagree with your descriptions of what is going on.

I agree only with your first few words, that every human has the right to defend themselves.

That is a FACT.

That right comes from the creator God.

That is the point Newt made.

He calls upon the NRA, other countries and the UN to recognize the God given human right to self defense.

He does not say anyone, any entity, can give these rights to others, he says others already have these rights from God, but powerful interests refuse to recognize that they do have them.

Your worry that somehow this is an effort, or can be twisted into an effort, to give American rights to non Americans, is an impossibility.

It is from God. If you recognize that it exists and stop denying people those rights, that goes from God to recognition by entities that now deny that right to those entities coming to recognize that right.

It does not, cannot, travel a path that takes it from the Constitution and on that basis gives others a right from that document.

All that document ever did was recognize this God given right.

That’s all.

It didn’t confer that right on us, much less anyone else.

Newt gets it.

I’m glad somebody does.

Sorry you don’t.


37 posted on 04/17/2012 2:55:32 PM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson