Compromise the road to doom

no comCompromising with the ones that wish to destroy the constitution, etc. is what has gotten us to were we are today. Every time you compromise you GIVE something up. And after a while you have nothing left. Compromise is a tool for those who wish to destroy you and your principles the constitution. Are you not willing to stand and fight for the constitution? Is getting something done so important that you have nothing in the end? – Fremont V Brown III

Barack Obama has announced that on June 3 he will sign a UN treaty banning guns and registering gun owners.

Click here to read article on: Obama Administration to Sign U.N. Arms Trade Treaty “In the Very Near Future”.

Click here to read: Obama To Sign International Gun Control Treaty On June 3rd

Click on: Congressman Mark Meadows per Kevin Klein on UN Arms Treaty.

no un gunjpgSubject: Fwd: Treaties and The Constitutionmmw_constitution_010410
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2012 07:43:44 -0400
From: Robert Levy (is chairman of the Cato Institute’s board of directors.)
To: Fremont V. Brown III

Begin forwarded message:
From: Robert Levy
Subject: Re: Treaties and The Constitution
Date: September 15, 2011 10:00:10 PM EDT
To: Eichenbaum Dan

On Sep 15, 2011, at 9:25 PM, Dan Eichenbaum wrote:

Q: Any treaty properly ratified supersedes any competing section of a state constitution and applies directly to state law and, therefore, to citizens of the state.

A: Correct, unless the treaty violates the US Constitution

Q: Any treaty, even if properly ratified, cannot supersede, contradict, or abolish any portion of the Constitution of the US.

A: That’s my view, but: (a) the scope of the treaty power is now being litigated in Bond v US (see below); and (b) if the treaty implicates national defense or foreign policy, the executive branch has unilateral authority that exceeds the authority given to Congress on domestic matters.

Q: Would it follow then, that, if any properly ratified treaty contradicts the US Constitution, it would become law of the land until a grievance were filed in court and litigated up to (presumably) the Supreme Court where its constitutionality would be determined?

A: Correct. Treaties are ordinarily not self-executing; they have to be implemented by statute. So any litigation would challenge the implementing statute.

Q: Who would have standing to file such a suit?

A: Anyone who suffers a concrete and particularized injury that differs from an injury suffered by the general public. For example, if a treaty denied a DC resident the right to possess a handgun in his home, that resident would have standing to challenge the statute that implemented the treaty.

Q: I know that individuals have 10th Amendment rights according to the recent SC decision, but would this event be a 10th Amendment case?

A: An individual challenge to a statute implementing a treaty would be an enumerated powers case — i.e., the federal government attempting to do something for which it has no constitutional authority. If the federal government intruded on state sovereignty, that could be challenged under the 10th Amendment. If the federal government violated rights secured by the US Constitution, that could be challenged by invoking the particular right involved — e.g., the 2d Amendment.

Our Legislature’s Voter ID Bill is Broken!

Voter_Integrity_Project_NCTHE PROBLEM: As passed by the North Carolina House, HB 589 is seriously flawed! It will not stop any organized criminal voter fraud programs. In fact, the Beaufort Observer called the bill a “Fake” Voter ID Bill. Click here to visit and learn more about the problems with NC HB 589.

Click here to read: Wisconsin appeals court: Voter photo ID constitutional.

North Carolina’s House Education Committee recently approved an important bill (HB 944) promoting school choice.

freedomworks2_logoNorth Carolina’s House Education Committee recently approved an important bill (HB 944) promoting school choice. Later in the week, this legislation will move to the House floor for an up or down vote.

Call your state representatives, and urge them to support HB 944, the Opportunity Scholarship Act.

HB 944 provides scholarships to low-income families, helping them cover the costs of attending private school. If you believe parents should have options when it comes to education, you must support this bill.

Call your state representatives. To do so click here

Families in North Carolina deserve better than failing public schools. At the very least, they deserve a choice.

HB 944 affords that choice. Let’s take full advantage of this incredible opportunity. Make a call now! To do so click here.

In Liberty,

Whitney Neal
Director of Grassroots, FreedomWorks

civitasClick here “Bill Gives Students Real Choice in Education” on NC Civitas.