Freedom: Don’t Throw It Away
Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, November 8, 2013 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler
In my hand is a small 31-page booklet containing two foundational documents of the United States of America. The first five pages include the Declaration of Independence and a list of its signatories – 55 men from 13 colonies of the Confederation.
Beginning on page seven The Constitution of the United States outlines the new government, with its triune power divided among three Branches – Executive, Legislative and Judicial – with no intrusion granted from one to the other. Since Rhode Island sent no delegate to the convention, The Constitution was signed by a total of 38 men from 12 colonies and George Washington who signed it as President of the Convention and Deputy from Virginia. By November 21, 1789, 12 of the 13 colonies had ratified The Constitution. Rhode Island did so six months later on May 29, 1790, over a year after the first President of the U.S. took office.
That first president was George Washington who, on April 30, 1789 took the presidential oath of office and set the tone for future presidents by honoring the division of powers outlined in The Constitution. He did not infringe on the powers of Congress or the Judiciary or take advantage of his presidential executive power. His warning against long-term alliances with foreign countries should be a guide for current officials to oppose and reject the many foreign treaties that contradict U.S. laws and would interfere with freedoms granted by the Creator.That historical background is especially significant, since Secretary of State John Kerry could sign the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which would override the Second Amendment. Although Kerry’s signature could not empower a treaty in the U.S., the gravity of the situation prompted the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to have its ranking member, Senator Bob Corker, write a letter reminding the president that no foreign treaty can become binding in the U.S. before the Senate provides advice and consent and passes it by a two-thirds vote.
Another treaty currently threatening American freedom is the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), narrowly defeated last December by only five-votes, but still before the Senate. According to CRPD supporters, three of the five would NOW vote YES. If the Senate gives advice and consent and ratifies CRPD by the required two-thirds vote, the U.N. would (a) set up a U.S.-to-U.N. complaint hot-line. and respond to complaints by (b) interfering with healthcare for disabled individuals, regardless of objections from U.S. and state governments, families, physicians and non-complaining disabled individuals that could be swept into class-action lawsuits without their knowledge.
If the Senate ratifies either of the above treaties or any foreign treaty, it would supersede our laws, The Constitution of the United States and all state constitutions. Call 1 877 762-8762* and ask Senators Chambliss and Isakson to vote NO on all foreign treaties that supersede the rights, privileges and protections now available in the U.S. For Georgia Insight I’m Sue Ella Deadwyler, your Capitol correspondent.