There are at least four treaties which may come up for a vote in the current Senate, which should have all patriots concerned. As the election draws near watch for a manic explosion of Senate votes on United Nation treaties, none of which align themselves with liberty for American citizens. The potential Senate votes include:
- The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS or LOST, “Law of the Sea), which cedes control of all the world’s oceans and their contents, including our territorial waters, to the U.N. As a nation we lose our sovereignty with passage of this treaty. The treaty was established by the U.N. in 1994 but Obama administration and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) are beginning a new push to seek ratification. Senator Dick Lugar requested that Kerry hold off on the ratification process until after his primary, because he was inclined to support the treaty but recognized that his support could be used against him politically. The Law of the Sea treaty has sat dormant through both previous Democrat and Republican administrations, insiders on capital hill are of the belief that a vote will be taken soon.;
- The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, aka, Small Arms Treaty, that could virtually outlaw privately owned firearms or ammunition of any sort, given its ambiguous language. Last month a U.N. committee met in New York and signed off on several provisions, including the creation of a new U.N. agency to regulate international weapon sales, and require countries that host firearms manufacturers to set up a compensation fund for victims of gun violence worldwide.The ambiguous wording of this treaty threatens the 2nd amendment of the US Constitution.;
- The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), which takes away parental rights to raise their children as they choose, and gives them to the U.N. This treaty sounds friendly enough, because who would be against protecting children? Yet the language of the treaty cedes authority of children from parents to the U.N., parents become nothing but caregivers. For further information on what the ramifications could be if passed read here.;
- The International Criminal Court, which allows foreigners to have Americans arrested and tried in kangaroo international courts, using foreign law. One potential concern of this treaty is that U.S. service members and officials could at risk of prosecution by a court that is unaccountable to the American people, and has no obligation to respect the constitutional rights of our citizens.
Patriots it is important that you call or email Senators Coats and Lugar, informing them that as their constituents you OPPOSE ratification of these treaties by the Senate.
Contact information for Senator Coats
Contact information for Senator Lugar
Partnering with the national Tea Party Patriots, Northern Indiana Patriots (NIPats) is soliciting from its members a question which only each of you can individually answer.
Is our electoral process and its integrity important to you?
If there was a way you could help fight the antagonist assault on the electoral process, would you?
Would you be willing to travel to Wisconsin for a day or two or longer and canvas conservatives in local neighborhoods to supply information on, why voting against the recall is vital to the integrity of voting and stability of governance across the nation? And what if the cost was minimal, would you take time out of your life to stand for our republic and the electoral process? Tea Party Patriots have scholarships available to off-set the cost.
If traveling and canvassing is not possible, would you donate some time between now and June 5th to make calls to conservative homes, working from a script, to urge them to vote against the recall because the result of this election is larger than the state of Wisconsin?
Tea Party individuals across the nation are trekking to Wisconsin, some will be there for a single day and others have committed to being on the ground in Wisconsin until the June 5th election. Together we can make a difference, together we can stand tall for the core principles which make this country great.
Interested in helping out with boots on the ground or making calls? Visit the Tea Party Patriots link here.
The link above can also be used if you want to donate any amount large or small to help off-set the cost for a patriot traveling.
A cornerstone of our republic is the electoral process. Citizens of this great country are afforded an opportunity to elect officials to represent them in the government. Various candidates seek our vote through both the primary process and then in the general election by stating their policy positions and stances on the issues; the electorate (We-The-People) then vote accordingly. Unlike other countries throughout the world, we have orderly elections and a peaceful transfer of power to the newly elected. This is what a truly free society maintains for her people, a stable, consistent and orderly government.
Wisconsin’s use of a recall election may leave Hoosiers a bit perplexed. Indiana does not have recall of elected officials. From our perspective this a good thing, elections have consequences and the voting rights we have as Americans are vital in maintaining our liberties. How can there be stability of governance, when a handful of special interest groups can throw an entire state into chaos, circumventing the will of the people who voted during the general election?
This is what has happened in Wisconsin with a recall election scheduled for June 5th.
On May 16th the United States Senate voted on five separate budgets, the Presidents 2013 budget and four budgets sponsored by Republicans. One of the foremost duties of our elected officials in Washington is to pass a budget. The US budget prescribes where our tax payer dollars go. The inability of the Senate to pass a budget is a gross dereliction of their Constitutional duty.
Is it any wonder that the US debt limited has been risen 5 times in less than 4 years? How can a government stay fiscally responsible when there is no play book guiding where money is to be spent? Each of the last three years the federal debt has grown by over a trillion dollars. For every dollar the government spends it borrows forty-four cents. If you were to run your household budget in this manner where would you be in say 6 months, a year or like the Senate 3 years?
The November election is important in determining the direction of the country. Elected officials should be placed on notice that their constituents expect them to fulfill their Constitutional obligations which includes passage of a federal budget. Sound the alarm patriots, engage in conversations with those you meet because this country is worth fighting for and the time is now.
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Congratulations Patriots Indiana has become the 5th state to pass the Health Care Compact. Thank you all who called, wrote and emailed our elected officials in Indy urging support of this legislation.
Governor Daniels signed the legislation into law on March 19th.
Recently we have heard numerous statements being presented as “truths” regarding the ever increasing price of gas. Actually these excuses are half-truths which break down into 5 categories. All patriots should understand how to counter these half-truths with actual facts, so here goes:
(1) “Oil production is the highest its been in 8 years.” This statement is true, however not because of anything to do with the federal government or its policies. Oil production in private industries on private land is at an 8 year high. The increase in production is occurring in states such as North Dakota, Alaska and Texas. On federal land and in offshore drilling, oil production is down 40% compared to 10 years ago.
(2) “Increase in oil production takes too long and would not impact the market for at least a decade.” While true there tends to be a lag time between production and market price, often with the knowledge of increased drilling, the markets will react with lower prices or at a minimum a stabilization of crude prices. In addition, the federal government can impact how quickly known deposits of crude can reach markets by speeding up the permit process which now can take years.
The Health Care Compact, if passed by Indiana and other states and then passed by the U.S. Congress, will allow Indiana to assume responsibility for health care for Hoosiers. It will allow us to provide better, more affordable care – free of federal mandates and free of the more than 2,600 pages of federal rules and regulations that help to drive up health care costs, complicate coverage and restrict innovative ideas from being implemented in Indiana.
The Health Care Compact will:
Indiana Health Care Compact (HB1269) has already passed in the House. This important legislation which allows Hoosiers better choices and a stronger voice in their health care options is currently stalled in the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Thursday morning, Feb. 23rd, we have a VERY IMPORTANT committee vote on self-governance in Indiana!
Members of the Appropriations Committee need to know that Hoosiers want self-governance in health care options, not layers of bureaucratic control. This legislation needs to move out of committee and be allowed a vote in the Senate.
Please take a moment to contact as many members of the committee as possible, making sure to place something similar to , “Vote YES on Indiana Health Care Compact as a subject line.
Committee information is below: