Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Second Amendment - #4461 - U.N. Passes Sweeping International Arms Regulation, Viewed by Some as 2nd Amendment Override - Washington Times (2) 'A Dangerous Threat': Texas Attorney General Vows to Fight 'Unconstitutional' U.N Global Arms Treaty - The Blaze (3) Want to See What C-Scope and Common Core (Even Homeschooling) Lessons Look Like - The Blaze (4) Common Core Math - Eagle Forum (5) Obama Nationalizing Election Process - Townhall (6) VIDEO & PHOTOS: Chris Dumler - Hearing on Petition for Removal from Board of Supervisors - Welborn Freedom Watch.org, Dumler Trial Date Set - May 20, 2013 - NBC29 News

U.N. Passes Sweeping International Arms Regulation Viewed by Some as 2nd Amendment Override - Washington Times - The United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday signed off on a sweeping, first-of-its-kind treaty to regulate the international arms trade, brushing aside worries from U.S. gun rights advocates that the pact could lead to a national firearms registry and disrupt the American gun market. The long-debated U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) requires countries to regulate and control the export of weaponry such as battle tanks, combat vehicles and aircraft and attack helicopters, as well as parts and ammunition for such weapons. It also provides that signatories will not violate arms embargoes, international treaties regarding illicit trafficking, or sell weaponry to countries for genocide, crimes against humanity or other war crimes.With the Obama administration supporting the final treaty draft, the General Assembly vote was 154 to 3, with 23 abstentions. Iran, Syria and North Korea voted against it. American gun rights activists, though, insist the treaty is riddled with loopholes and is unworkable in part because it includes “small arms and light weapons” in its list of weaponry subject to international regulations. They do not trust U.N. assertions that the pact is meant to regulate only cross-border trade and would have no impact on domestic U.S. laws and markets. Read more.........


(2) A 'Dangerous Threat: Texas Attorney General Vows to Fight Unconstitutional U.N. Global Arms Treaty - The Blaze - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Tuesday vowed to use every means necessary to fight the “dangerous” United Nations global arms treaty that was overwhelmingly approved by the General Assembly on Tuesday. Speaking to a group of reporters on a conference call, Abbott warned that the arms treaty “raises a red warning flag to anyone concerned about the liberties guaranteed to all Americans under the United States Constitution.” “That flag was raised when the United States agreed to the passage of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty,” he added. “This treaty is a dangerous threat, not only to Second Amendment rights under the United States Constitution, but also erodes our constitutional liberties by placing more of the control of those liberties in the hands of bureaucrats at the United Nations.”Additionally, Abbott said Secretary of State John Kerry insinuated the arms treaty is implementable in the United States. Kerry on Tuesday applauded the “strong, effective and implementable Arms Trade Treaty that can strengthen global security while protecting the sovereign right of states to conduct legitimate arms trade.”   Read more..........

Related Articles - Direct Links:
(1) New Connecticut Gun Law Bans Another 100 Weapons - Washington Times......
(2) Democrats Propose $10,000 Fine for Gun Owners Who Don't Have Insurance  - Daily Caller........

(3) Want to See What C-scope and Common Core (even Homeschooling) Lessons Look Like? - The Blaze - As a greater level of scrutiny is being placed on the controversial curriculum systems CSCOPE (in Texas) and Common Core Standards (nationwide), concerned parents spoke to TheBlaze about their troubling experiences, revealing that not even home-schooling is beyond the reach of these encroaching systems. Home-schooling not beyond the reach of Common Core? Keven Card, a former Marine from Houston who has home-schooled his children for the last six years, thought his family was safe from the reach of Common Core, but soon learned otherwise. As noted on his blog, two years ago Pearson Education, which is linked to Common Core, acquired Texas Connections Academy, the online charter school Card uses to homeschool his ninth-grader. One lesson plan featured a video dubbed, ”China Rises,” that appears to tout the virtues of Communism over capitalism.“They make kids watch a video that makes capitalism look bad and Communist China look good. It’s absolutely unbelievable. Read more.........

(4) Common Core Math - Eagle Forum -All American public schools except those in Alaska, Minnesota, Nebraska, Texas, and Virginia have started teaching to nationalized Common Core (CC) math standards. (Minnesota adopted the English Common Core standards, but refused the math standards.) The math standards are controversial. Many reject the idea of federal control of what has been a state and local responsibility. Concepts and methods of instruction include some that are experimental – new and untried – suggesting that perhaps some prior testing of the efficacy would have been prudent. Some experts claim the CC standards are inferior to the previous standards of many states, and rather than strengthening U.S. students’ performance in comparison to international results, the new standards will cause our students’ performance to decline.  Read more..........


(5) Mark Levin: Obama is Trying to Nationalize our Election Process -Townhall -  President Obama signed an executive order on Thursday authorizing an election commission designed to find ways to make voting easier at the local and state level........But Mark Levin says these so-called problems like long lines on Election Day are myths being perpetuated by the media and the administration because they want to further weaken our voting system......This is the nationalizing of our election process,” Levin said. If this move involved voter-ID, proof of citizenship and limits on early voting and the way one can vote in order to eliminate fraud, it’d be a different story. What the president is talking about doing, however, is the opposite, Levin argues. “It’s amazing. Destroying the electoral system is said to be access to the electoral system.” So what is the federal role for setting the rules for voting? Levin said there is none. “In the ratification debates in the states, after the Constitutional Convention ended, after they sent draft copies of the Constitution to the states to ratify, there was much debate in the states over this issue. And some of the anti-federalists who opposed the Constitution were very, very concerned that the federal government would interfere with state election laws. And they felt if the federal government did that, the federal, central government would have control over the election process and use it to its benefit. And that, ladies and gentlemen, I am certain is what Obama is up to.”  Read more.......


Chris Dumler - Hearing on Recall Petition to remove him from the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, based on his admission and conviction of misdemeanor sexual battery. Dumler Trial Date Set - NBC29 News - A trial date has been set for the case to remove an Albemarle County Supervisor from power. Chris Dumler had a hearing Tuesday morning in Albemarle County Circuit Court and both sides were not ready to move forward. In January, Dumler pleaded guilty to misdemeanor sexual battery. Under Virginia law, members of a board of supervisors who are convicted of a misdemeanor crime don't have to step down. Earl Smith organized a petition in an attempt to oust Dumler from his position on the board following his guilty plea. Smith says the conviction is hampering Dumler's ability to be a supervisor for the Scottsville District. Dumler appeared in court Tuesday for the first time for the case, however, both sides were not ready to move forward. A motions date has been set for April 29 at 9:00 a.m. A bench trial has been set for May 20 at 1:00 p.m. Read more......

























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