With the recent signing of the UN Arms Treaty and its potential to undermine American sovereignty in regards to the 2nd Amendment, Sec. of State John Kerry and the Obama Administration has assured the public that they are not going after guns. History, both recent and spanned, tell us that taking the government’s word in regards to “what will and will not happen” is tenuous at best.
Here is a list of just some of the lies our government tells us.
Social Security. Putting aside promises that may have been made by FDR that the number would not be used for identification or that the program would be voluntary (yeah right) there are concrete promises that have been quickly tossed out. Did you know that when the government was trying to cram the social security ponzi scheme down the American throats they made a lot of promises and even made PAMPHLETS detailing them. For instance:
After the first 3 year–that is to say, beginning in 1940–you will pay, and your employer will pay, 1.5 cents for each dollar you earn, up to $3,000 a year. This will be the tax for 3 years, and then, beginning in 1943, you will pay 2 cents, and so will your employer, for every dollar you earn for the next 3 years. After that, you and your employer will each pay half a cent more for 3 years, and finally, beginning in 1949, twelve years from now, you and your employer will each pay 3 cents on each dollar you earn, up to $3,000 a year. That is the most you will ever pay.
Then there is this gem:
What you get from the Government plan will always be more than you have paid in taxes and usually more than you can get for yourself by putting away the same amount of money each week in some other way.
Considering I am more than 3 decades away from collecting social security yet by the Congressional Budget Office’s own calculations social security will be out of money in 2023, I wonder if the government will live up to its promise that I will get more than I paid into it. Eventually all ponzi schemes fail and social security is no different.
Speaking of money given to the government under false flags, as a Pennsylvanian I pay a funny little tax that the rest of the country may not know about. Do to the tragedy and damage from a flood Pennsylvanians pay the “temporary” Johnstown Flood Relief Tax. Now, don’t think me heartless because it is good to help those who have been victim of a terrible natural disaster…except the Johnstown Flood occurred in 1936!!!
I find that the term “temporary” is just fertile soil for the government to sow a harvest of lies. They figure that after enough time people will just become used to it and forget about the matter entirely. I have 77 years of taxation as proof.
The previous examples just deal with money but the lies the government tells us have been much more nefarious. I’m speaking of things such as the Tuskegee Experiments. The Tuskegee Experiments was a clinical study conducted over FORTY years from 1932-1972 wherein the government lied to 600 black American men in order to conduct experiments on syphilis. The poor black sharecroppers were told they were receiving free health care yet were unwilling guinea pigs of the researchers. Syphilis is CURABLE with penicillin yet these men were not told they had syphilis nor were they given treatment for it.
Now, at this point you may say, “sure, but the 2nd Amendment is a Constitutionally guarenteed right, the government can’t lie their way to violate that.” Not so. The 5th and 14th Amendments BOTH have protections of due process yet in 1942 over 80,000 US CITIZENS were rounded up and locked up in internment camps just because they had Japanese ancestors. The lie there is that Due Process and any other right enumerated in the Constitution is sacrosanct. and cannot be violated on the governments whim. It’s just not true.
These civil rights violations aren’t relegated to the history books either. One need look no further than the past year in order to choke on all the lies that the government has been forcing down our throats with the NSA spying on every American. At first it didn’t happen, then it was only non-US citizen terrorists, then only US citizens with terrorist ties. Now, with the lies falling apart the truth emerges and we are all being spied upon. So much for the 4th Amendment.
Of course these are only a few of the lies, ones that highlight the lies that have deprived us of money, liberty and life. The lies that have gotten us into wars, that have kept officials in office, and the ones we do not even know about are more prevalent than I have time or want to list.
So no, I do not accept the lies coming from the Administration when they say the UN Arms Treaty will not infringe upon the 2nd Amendment. The US government has a long list of lies and this is just another on to add to the pile. The UN Arms Treaty has the groundwork to undermine the 2nd Amendment utterly. Here’s how:
The most recent draft treaty includes export/import controls that would require officials in an importing country to collect information on the ‘end user’ of a firearm, keep the information for 20 years, and provide the information to the country from which the gun was exported. In other words, if you bought a Beretta shotgun, you would be an ‘end user’ and the U.S. government would have to keep a record of you and notify the Italian government about your purchase. That is gun registration. If the U.S. refuses to implement this data collection on law-abiding American gun owners, other nations might be required to ban the export of firearms to the U.S.
We’ve been paying for a flood for 77 years…who knows how long we would have to pay if this international influence is allowed to take root.
Between the taxes, civil rights violations, inhumane experiments why would anyone take the government at their word?