One could say lately in the United States there has been a preponderance of questionable legislation passed such as the “National Defense Authorization Act Addendum 2011″, which now permits the President of the United States to unlawfully search or detain American citizens without normal due process of law. That means our 4th and 5th Amendment rights in the Bill of Rights are absolutely nullified or non-existent.
On to the next piece of even more ridiculous legislation is “Fast and Furious” that now finds
Attorney General Eric Holder under citation in contempt of Congress for not publicly divulging any information on the Fast and Furious Scandal. According to intelligence coming out so far it reveals a outrageous story involving the Department of Justice and the A.T.F. using unlawful ghost buyers to buy guns at U.S. gun stores bordering Mexico covertly. From there agents casually strolled across the United States Border into Mexico putting thousands of non-traced guns into the very hands of criminals. This action definitely does not make our borders with Mexico more secure with the already previous increases in cartel influenced crimes there.
The worst shooting in U.S. history, the Colorado Mass shooting occurred in an Aurora Multiplex Movie Theater Premier of The Dark Knight Rises early last Friday morning committed by James Holmes 24, killing 12 people and wounding 58, with witnesses describing a scene of claustrophobia, panic and blood. The last thing anyone wants to touch
right now politically in America, in an election year is a UN Gun Ban Treaty. Those who appreciate the Constitution and the 2nd Amendment are concerned that the treaty will be used as a vehicle to force gun control measures and bans on the American people in spite of strong congressional and public opposition. A group of 51 U.S. Senators threatened to oppose the treaty if it failed to protect Americans’ constitutional right to bear arms. In a letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the senators expressed serious concerns. Gun control is a politically explosive issue in the U.S. . New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg bolsters the fiery gun control debate further just days ago on CNN with Piers Morgan Tonight. Bloomberg tells police nationwide they should go on strike and not protect people until they change the gun laws in congress.
According Yahoo News , White House Press Secretary Jay Carney recently said, “”I think there is an issue about the stalemate in Congress”[on gun laws]. He continued, “And there are things that we can do short of legislation and short of gun laws, as the President said, that can reduce violence in our society and, as he mentioned last night, in our urban centers.”
Since the start, the US has opposed the inclusion of ammunition, China does not want small arms and both Russia and China have sought restrictions on references to humanitarian law.
A draft treaty circulated on Tuesday was severely criticized by rights groups, including Amnesty International and Oxfam, as full of “ambiguities and loopholes”.
Syria, North Korea, Iran, Cuba and Algeria and other countries have sought from the start to thwart the treaty, diplomats and activists say. The treaty must be agreed by a consensus of all 193 countries involved. A vote on the UN Gun Ban Treaty is set between now and sometime next week. Once signed this treaty has the ability to take away an individuals firearms only allowing state actors meaning government, military and or police to use weapons for defense.
By: Ryan Matthew Dernick
They discussed anything from his campaign polls, a consistent political platform, preservation of the constitution, his stance on the economy, foreign affairs, legalizing marijuana, gay marriage and Dr. Ron Paul‘s astonishing polling numbers especially with the young voters.
Jay Leno asks about his youth appeal, “Now you are 76 years old and you know young people usually go with the younger candidate whether its President Kennedy, certainly Barack Obama but you seem to be doing the strongest among the young voters. What do you attribute that to? ” Ron Paul replies “Well I don’t have a complete answer for that but I think my ideas are young and they’re very appealing.”
Jay Leno retorts “Well some of them are old like the Gold Standard and the whole deal.” Ron Paul says “Yeah but freedom is very appealing its based on principle, they know that I stick to my guns and I follow the constitution. But I think young people don’t have their minds all mixed up. People go to Washington with high principles and get their minds mixed up. So younger people tend to be more principled.”
Leno then asks, “So what role should the Federal Government play in people’s lives?” Ron says “It’s very minimal but we have a document that tells us exactly what its should be and that’s the Constitution.” Cheers ensue in the audience after he references the the United States Constitution. Ron Paul goes on to say “The most important part of the Constitution that tells us exactly what to do is Article I Section 8 it lists 20 things that we’re allowed to do and what we’re not allowed to do is reserved for the people and the states. But basically It is there to preserve liberty and the ability for everyone to live freely on their own.”
Jay Leno asks a pertinent socially charged question, “How about gay marriage where would that fit in?” My position on marriage is that government should stay out of it totally and completely.”
Besides the young vote He is also doing rather well with social conservatives across the board because of a focus on preservation of the family. More and more Ron Paul will be one to watch this Presidential Election