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4/14/2014 4:21:00 PM
Writer says 46 senators should lose in the next election

To the Editor:

Many things run across my desk. Someone sends me things from the internet, of which most of that is nonsense. But, before I use some things, I usually take the effort to check it out. This one really surprised me. This one I looked up in several places and it appears to be true. This is supposedly from someone in Texas and he comments, at least our Texas senators are not on this list. I am sorry to see so many other states have a sorry record of the second amendment support. This is that brief, glorious moment in history when everyone stands around ... reloading. So much for the guy from Texas.

But the facts are:

The U.N. Resolution 2117 lists 21 points dealing with firearms control, but perhaps of most interest is point number 11.

U.N. Resolution 2117, point number 11 “calls for member states to support weapons collection, disarmament.”

In a 53-46 vote, The U.S. Senate voted against the U.N. resolution.

Now, which 46 senators voted to destroy us? Well, let their names become known! See below. If you vote in one of the states listed with these 46 “legis..traitors,” vote against them.

In a 53-46 vote, the Senate narrowly passed a measure that will stop the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. 

The Statement of Purpose from the Bill reads: “To uphold Second Amendment rights and prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.” 

The U.N. Small Arms Treaty, which has been championed by the Obama Administration, would have effectively placed a global ban on the import and export of small firearms. The ban would have affected all private gun owners in the U.S. and had language that would have implemented an international gun registry, now get this, on all private guns and ammo.

Astonishingly, 46 out of our 100 United States Senators were willing to give away our Constitutional rights to a foreign power.

Here are the 46 senators, who voted to give your rights to the U.N.

Baldwin (D-WI), Baucus (D-MT), Bennett (D-CO), Blumenthal (D-CT), Boxer (D-CA), Brown (D-OH), Cantwell (D-WA), Cardin (D-MD), Carper (D-DE), Casey (D-PA), Coons (D-DE), Cowan (D-MA), Durbin (D-IL), Feinstein (D-CA), Franken (D-MN), Gillibrand (D-NY), Harkin (D-IA), Hirono (D-HI), Johnson (D-SD), Kaine (D-VA), King (I-ME), Klobuchar (D-MN), Landrieu (D-LA), Leahy (D-VT), Levin (D-MI), McCaskill (D-MO), Menendez (D-NJ), Merkley (D-OR), Mikulski (D-MD), Murphy (D-CT), Murray (D-WA), Nelson (D-FL), Reed (D-RI), Reid (D-NV), Rockefeller (D-WV), Sanders (I-VT), Schatz (D-HI), Schumer (D-NY), Shaheen (D-NH), Stabenow (D-MI), Udall (D-CO), Udall (D-NM), Warner (D-VA), Warren (D-MA), Whitehouse (D-RI), and Wyden (D-OR).

These senators voted to let the UN take our guns. They need to lose their next election. We have been betrayed.

I didn’t see one Republican name on that list, what does that tell you?

One time, when I was not in the military and didn’t have a firearm, I was shot at trying to be a good samaritan. Later that same day I was asked, “Why didn’t you shoot back?” My reply, “With what, my finger?”

Just what is the current congress doing to the people of the United States? Will you be able to fight back if the time comes? 

Rick Holman

Reader Comments

Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014
Article comment by: don myers

You're right Bob... But until Americans decide enough is enough, both parties will focus on their never ending quest for power and self enrichment. And yes there are some honorable people in both parties but they do not pull the strings for the most part.

Common sense has been shelved in favor of partisan pet projects designed to reward the special interest groups that have purchased the ability to manipulate our political process.

"A pox on both their houses" my friend and shame on us for allowing the destruction of our Republic is to continue.

It amazes me how casual we are as our once great country falls to it's knees.

Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014
Article comment by: Bob Lepper

Don, I agree 100% regarding term limits as being the solution to moving America forward. However it does not seem possible as those in office now would have to change the law. Fat Chance!

Bob Lepper

Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Article comment by: don myers

Rick... Until "We the People" demand and get term limits and public financing of national political campaigns incumbents will continue to be re-elected at a rate exceeding 90% as they were in 2012.

If we had term limits (2) both republicans and democrats could vote their conscience and work together focusing on their legacy and what is actually good for America.

Imagine fresh blood being injected into our political system every 2 years...Not to mention the Congressional committees that would no longer be dominated and ruled by party top dogs who horse whip well meaning newly elected senators and congressman from both parties into following the party line.

As long as we the people continue to allow politicians to officiate their own game... how can we possibly think the outcome will change?

Ya just can't fix stupid my friend and YES unfortunately that's what the America voters have become by happily residing in the little partisan boxes we've locked ourselves in to!

And Hey, if we're really lucky...we'll have another Bush and Clinton to vote for in 2016 and then we can wait for Chelsea and George the 3rd to grow into their anointed leadership positions. 330,000,000 people or whatever in America and we keep recycling the same old families who are hell bent on ruling over us.

God grant us some vision please!

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