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Corker Warns Obama Administration Against Any Action to Implement U.N. Arms Trade Treaty...
U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations ^ | Sept. 24, 2013 | U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn

Posted on 09/25/2013 5:18:39 AM PDT by SatinDoll

WASHINGTON – Asserting the Senate’s constitutional role on treaties, U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, in a letter today warned the Obama administration against taking any action to implement the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty without Senate advice and consent.

“The ATT raises significant legislative and constitutional questions. Any act to implement this treaty, provisionally or otherwise, before the Congress provides its advice and consent would be fundamentally inconsistent with the U.S. Constitution, law, and practice,” said Corker.

Full text of the letter is included below and in the attached document.

Dear President Obama,

It is my understanding that Secretary of State John Kerry will sign the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on behalf of the United States. The ATT raises significant legislative and constitutional questions. Any act to implement this treaty, provisionally or otherwise, before the Congress provides its advice and consent would be inconsistent with the United States Constitution, law, and practice.

As you know, Article II, Section 2 of the United States Constitution requires the United States Senate to provide its advice and consent before a treaty becomes binding under United States law. The Senate has not yet provided its advice and consent, and may not provide such consent. As a result, the Executive Branch is not authorized to take any steps to implement the treaty.

Moreover, even after the Senate provides its advice and consent, certain treaties require changes to United States law in the form of legislation passed by both the House and Senate. The ATT is such a treaty. Various provisions of the ATT, including but not limited to those related to the regulation of imports and trade in conventional arms, require such implementing legislation and relate to matters exclusively reserved to Congress under our Constitution.

Because of the concerns discussed above, as well as the fundamental issues the ATT raises with respect to the individual rights protected by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, as the Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, it is my view that you may not take any executive action to implement this treaty, provisionally or otherwise, unless and until: (1) the United States Senate has provided its constitutionally required advice and consent to its ratification; and (2) the Congress has passed any and all required legislation to bring this treaty into effect under United States domestic law.

Sincerely,

Senator Bob Corker Ranking Member


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1 posted on 09/25/2013 5:18:39 AM PDT by SatinDoll
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To: SatinDoll

Obama don’t need no stinkin’ Constitution. He rules by fiat!


2 posted on 09/25/2013 5:21:13 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

I don’t know how much longer he can get away with it.

There has been some interesting information pop-up on the internet during the past week concerning BHO2 having committed treason.


3 posted on 09/25/2013 5:23:04 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITIZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: SatinDoll

Since when does His Royal Highness King Obongo listen to congress - or for that matter, give a rat’s *ss about the constitution....?


4 posted on 09/25/2013 5:24:16 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: SatinDoll

I bet old Obama filled his drawers on that one. Very SCARY. /s


5 posted on 09/25/2013 5:27:45 AM PDT by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: SatinDoll
“The ATT raises significant legislative and constitutional questions. Any act to implement this treaty, provisionally or otherwise, before the Congress provides its advice and consent would be fundamentally inconsistent with the U.S. Constitution, law, and practice,” said Corker.

Law, yes. Practice, no.

6 posted on 09/25/2013 5:27:47 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers choices: convert, submit, or die.)
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To: SatinDoll

Signing this treaty is an act of treason, and it’s not the first act of treason by either Obama or John Kerry.

We all know of John Kerry’s Treason when he met with the Viet Cong in Paris, and yet Mr.Corker and 96 other Senators voted to make him Secretary of State. An act of Treason in itself IMO. As for Obama, he committed Treason when he started arming rebel fighters of Al Qaeda, and got an Ambassador killed. Nop telling what other acts he has committed that our Media helps him hide.

IMO his fraudulent occupation of the White House is an act of Treason. We don’t know who this man is or where he came from?


7 posted on 09/25/2013 5:28:40 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: SatinDoll

Yeah....like the GOP leadership is going to do anything to fight this other than have a couple if “show votes”.

If I had any faith in the GOP to do anything right, this Obamacare debacle has crushed it.


8 posted on 09/25/2013 5:31:26 AM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: SatinDoll

Like a spoiled child he will constantly try to get away with anything he can.


9 posted on 09/25/2013 5:35:49 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

What are YOU going to do Rhino? Are you gonna impeach the slavemaster?


10 posted on 09/25/2013 5:36:28 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: SatinDoll

Is there really a Congress?


11 posted on 09/25/2013 5:39:48 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: SatinDoll

We the People WILL NOT COMPLY!


12 posted on 09/25/2013 5:48:27 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: Venturer

Treason.
And what do you call the practice of ignoring laws that don’t suit you?
Anarchy.
This administration is wallowing in both traitors and anarchists.


13 posted on 09/25/2013 5:49:21 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Diogenesis
Is there really a Congress?

I only see Ted Cruz.

14 posted on 09/25/2013 5:56:08 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: SatinDoll
What Obama thinks:


15 posted on 09/25/2013 6:00:13 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SatinDoll

This idiot RINO thinks Obama gives a crap about the Constitution. Wake up! We have an imperial rogue administration.


16 posted on 09/25/2013 6:19:24 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: SatinDoll

Molon labe


17 posted on 09/25/2013 6:20:36 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Henceforth, the Office of the President shall be known as IMPOTUS)
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To: Night Hides Not

OUTSTANDING!


18 posted on 09/25/2013 6:21:29 AM PDT by rhubarbk (It's official, I'm suffering from Obama fatigue!)
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To: PATRIOT1876
We the People WILL NOT COMPLY!

You may not have a choice. What some people don't realize is a treaty like this isn't going to immediately result in attempts to 'take your guns away'.

How it will be used is to limit or eliminate importation of guns, gun parts, ammo, ammunition components and maybe even related production equipment.

The treaty will be used to harrass and make more difficult and more expensive to own, or use firearms. It will discourge participation in the firearms sports, hobbies and Second Amendment support.

It's a long term strategy to slowly eat away the concept of owing firearms or engaging in personal self-defense.

Like Obamacare, the Democrat Party and this Administration will never miss any opportunity to poke us in the eye with a political sharp stick.

19 posted on 09/25/2013 6:30:39 AM PDT by sjmjax (HE)
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To: SatinDoll

can the US make a treaty with a NON governing entity ( or sovereign nation)????????


20 posted on 09/25/2013 6:31:17 AM PDT by kimtom (USA ; Freedom is not Free)
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To: Venturer

This is another attempt at taking away our 2nd amendment rights using sneaky underhanded tactics using incrementalism. The UN wants global gun control. Its part of their NWO marching orders given by Satan himself.


21 posted on 09/25/2013 6:31:24 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: SatinDoll

Kerry is about to sign it today, on behalf of the US, as instructed by Obama.


22 posted on 09/25/2013 6:38:10 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: SatinDoll

Corker is just playing. He doesnt mean a word of this crap!

Let’s check with a real senator about this.........


23 posted on 09/25/2013 6:45:01 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: SatinDoll

Better headline: Limp-wristed RINO seeks to change the subject from Obamacare.


24 posted on 09/25/2013 6:48:15 AM PDT by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: SatinDoll
Everyone on this forum knows darn well that this WH clown fully intends to start writing EOs after he signs the ATT that will destroy our God given rights in the 2nd Amendment, and this wussified House and Senate will never ever bring up IMPEACHMENT of the first White Black pResident.

Congress might run to a court, but by the time it reaches the divided SCOTUS the boy king will have rounded up your guns AND ammo. "RESIST WE MUCH".
25 posted on 09/25/2013 6:58:31 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Venturer

“Signing this treaty is an act of treason”

No, it’s not. Signing the treaty merely means the President will try to get it approved by the Senate so that it can be ratified. Many treaties are signed but not ratified.

Signing by itself means little.


26 posted on 09/25/2013 7:03:02 AM PDT by green iguana
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To: SatinDoll

The Rule of Law and the Constitution are dead; no branch of the government recognizes it’s Constitutional obligations or limitations. Nor does the government recognize any restraint on the exercise of power over the individual. The death probably occurred a long time ago but the Supreme Court decision in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius was certainly the post-mortem.

All that “land of the free” and “our precious liberties” talk is window dressing for kids in second grade. So is Senator Corker’s letter.


27 posted on 09/25/2013 7:03:47 AM PDT by henkster (democrats will sacrifice the lives of our servicemen so 0bama doesn't look bad.)
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To: SatinDoll

As Hannity said yesterday... we have reached the tipping point. I believe that obama’s days of imperial edict are slowly coming to a close.


28 posted on 09/25/2013 7:17:37 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: SatinDoll

He’s been advised. He’s on notice. He cannot say he didn’t understand, or know, or any other excuse as he is on notice by this letter, and we the people know as well. IMO it is the purpose of the letter, and most appropriate for the circumstance.


29 posted on 09/25/2013 7:30:00 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: rrrod
Let’s check with a real senator about this.........

Senator Cruz is occupied at the moment.

30 posted on 09/25/2013 7:32:00 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: LibLieSlayer
As Hannity said yesterday... we have reached the tipping point. I believe that obama’s days of imperial edict are slowly coming to a close.

Obama's become the earliest "lame duck" President in American history.

31 posted on 09/25/2013 7:33:49 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I hope Barry tries it so we can finally impeach his sorry butt.


32 posted on 09/25/2013 7:37:46 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SatinDoll
“The ATT raises significant legislative and constitutional questions. Any act to implement this treaty, provisionally or otherwise, before the Congress provides its advice and consent would be fundamentally inconsistent with the U.S. Constitution, law, and practice,” said Corker.

Ya know, In 1994 after the Senate refused to even vote on the UN Biodiversity Treaty (Agenda 21) Clinton wrote EO 12852 directing the implementation of its provisions through domestic regulation.

This has been followed with numerous other EO’s all furthering the implementation of Agenda 21.

This is how it works today...”stroke of the pen, law of the land. Kinda cool huh?”

I expect this is the way oBama will enact the UN Arms Treaty. After all the precedent for enacting a treaty via Executive Orders has been set.

33 posted on 09/25/2013 8:15:38 AM PDT by Captain7seas (Fire Jane Lubchenco and John Pistole.)
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To: green iguana

“...singing means little”. Really?

Review #33


34 posted on 09/25/2013 8:20:15 AM PDT by Captain7seas (Fire Jane Lubchenco and John Pistole.)
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To: Nachum; kristinn; holdonnow; rush; sneakers; onyx; RaceBannon; Jet Jaguar

Can someone confirm this?

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/09/john-kerry-signs-u-n-arms-treaty/

No Republicans or even Independents?

Sovereignty? Process?


35 posted on 09/25/2013 8:31:39 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray/Penance. Isa 5:18-21,10:1-3 "Tempus faciendi, Domine, dissipaverunt legem tuam")
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To: Venturer

Since O arms terrorist orgs., would this go before the ICC?


36 posted on 09/25/2013 8:33:33 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray/Penance. Isa 5:18-21,10:1-3 "Tempus faciendi, Domine, dissipaverunt legem tuam")
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To: sjmjax

Don’t bring a stick to a gun fight.


37 posted on 09/25/2013 8:35:33 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Captain7seas

Yes, really.

All treaties are signed before they are debated in the Senate. Why would they debate a treaty the executive branch had no interest in?


38 posted on 09/25/2013 8:36:20 AM PDT by green iguana
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To: green iguana

Not quite sure of your meaning.

The Convention on Biodiversity Treaty was VP Gore’s dream treaty. The Senate was going to ratify it even though the UN lied about the implementing body of it not being written (blank check) Sen. Mitchell was shown the actual document just before the Cloture vote. He pulled it and it has NEVER been ratified to date. Clinton came out with EO 12852 and others since which have served to incorporate the provisions of the Treaty and Agenda 21 in domestic regulations without Congressional approval. Today virtually every federal agency is implementing provisions of Agenda 21.

Still think just signing does not mean much?


39 posted on 09/25/2013 8:46:20 AM PDT by Captain7seas (Fire Jane Lubchenco and John Pistole.)
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To: SatinDoll

“As you know, Article II, Section 2 of the United States Constitution...”
As you know? He’s assuming this so called “constitutional scholar”, who stated that we’re a constitutional democracy, knows what is in the Constitution? He doesn’t!


40 posted on 09/25/2013 9:37:42 AM PDT by Fireone (Impeach and imprison, NOW! Treason and murder are still crimes.)
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To: SatinDoll

If Corker is the only one we have fighting for this we are doomed. We all know he will turn on a dime.


41 posted on 09/25/2013 12:25:37 PM PDT by kempster
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To: Night Hides Not

I certainly hope so... he is still very dangerous.


42 posted on 09/25/2013 3:28:19 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

It’s comical how these republicans pretend they’re still relevant.


43 posted on 09/25/2013 6:47:18 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: henkster

Corker wants La Raza and the Mexican government to write US gun laws.


44 posted on 09/25/2013 7:30:42 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: sjmjax

>> It’s a long term strategy to slowly eat away the concept of owing firearms or engaging in personal self-defense. <<

Spot on observation.


45 posted on 09/26/2013 4:57:21 AM PDT by appalachian_dweller (Live each day as if it's your last. It might be.)
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To: Captain7seas

Yes, I do.

There are many laws, executive orders etc., that copy parts of treaties, signed or unsigned, ratified or not so. If a President really, really wants a treaty but can’t get it approved by the Senate, he’ll do what he thinks he can to implement as much of it as he thinks he can get away with.

Those without scruples, like the current douche in the position, will push the boundaries of that. That takes time, and rarely comes close to what ratification would have delivered.

But remember - even if there was no treaty to begin with, the President could still try to do all that same stuff, because that’s what he thinks he should do. Signing just indicates the executive wants it.


46 posted on 09/26/2013 5:37:58 AM PDT by green iguana
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To: SatinDoll

Let Corker go whining to his buddy McCain with his gripes. The traitor didn’t support Cruz yesterday. I’d give a “pass” to anyone yesterday who showed up and asked Cruz a question. Corker was in hiding.


47 posted on 09/26/2013 5:41:24 AM PDT by grania
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To: SatinDoll
Has Mitch and John M. came out yet and said they agree that Obama has the right to sign this and implement it and that Corker is a Tea bagging nut?
48 posted on 09/26/2013 10:53:05 AM PDT by jetvol1
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To: SatinDoll

Sorry Corker, you’ve been unmasked by your refusal to back Senator Cruz in the Defund ObamaCare movement.

We now have a litmus test by which we know whether or not any politician is a statemen, or just another punk engaging in political theatrics.

Corker Fails!

Empty words from a coward!


49 posted on 09/26/2013 12:36:56 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Now that Kerry signed it we’ll what Corker does. I suspect nothing but at least he wrote a letter.

So disappointed in my Senators.


50 posted on 09/26/2013 7:57:24 PM PDT by jetvol1
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