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To: ilovesarah2012; itsahoot
Your assessment of Obama is correct. However...

They (the NRA - CO) know treaty ratification requires a two-thirds vote in the Senate. Thirty-four senators would have to vote no to block the treaty.

I'll bet you a $1000 donation to FReerepublic that this is dead wrong. You have no idea how dangerous promulgating this error really is, at which you went on about it at unreasonable length. Nor did you even read the thread where that fact is explained before offering your inestimable opinion.

Either that or you can go and read what Article II Section 2 Clause 2 of the Constitution actually says. Given the language of that clause, a treaty can be ratified legally by as few as 34 Senators and (given the precedent of what constitutes a filibuster) conceivably as few as TWO (2) . If you want to understand how it got that way read this.

Harry Reid is a master of underhanded procedure. He knows how to get this treaty to the floor without a committee vote. He may know how to get it to a vote without a filibuster. And there you sit, confident in your comfort, because the NRA has your back. Oh, and I'm sure the NRA explained all of that to you, right?

One last thing, despite your blandishments about the United States' wonderful system for tracking military weapons sales, how does that explain Fast & Furious? Iran Contra?? Arms sales to the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria???

This treaty would end the practice of arming oppressed peoples to take down their tyrannical governments. How do you think we armed the resistance to fascism in Europe? How the hell do you think the colonists of this country got their weapons???? Is that what you want?

28 posted on 11/21/2012 8:34:56 AM PST by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party: advancing indenture since 1787.)
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To: Carry_Okie
Carry I don't think I disagreed with anything you said. I know about the Treaty Trap, maybe because I read your treatise several years back.

There is a similar lack of understanding of the Power Congress has to pass laws that the Supreme Court has no authority to review.

Of course we now have no need for Congress at all since legislation is regularly skirted with EOs.

31 posted on 11/21/2012 12:02:36 PM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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