Friday, July 20, 2012

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Ahhhhh…The lazy, hazy days of Summer.  Americans…we surely do love our pastimes.  Summer evokes pleasant memories of vacations, leisure, BBQ’s, reading a book on the beach and long snoozes in a hammock--Or, perhaps watching the All-American game of baseball.  It’s a time when we really relax and let our guard down.   

My husband likes to tease me that my tombstone will probably read “Do Something!”  I am one of those “Type-A” persons that cannot stand passivity or inactivity.  Both my parents are super energetic so I guess I inherited the hyperactivity gene times two.

While I enjoy a relaxing vacation just like the next person, I am frustrated by the apathy and inactivity pandemic nowadays.  When I look at modern day Americans, it’s difficult to envision how our forefathers conquered the West or successfully prevailed under the severe challenges of previous generations, which included two World Wars.  I’m not sure an American these days can even make it through a week without their Starbucks (me included!).  Sometimes, I feel like yelling WAKE UP with a megaphone to the somnambulistic public shuffling around in a dazed and glazed techno-stupor.    

So, what’s the big deal?  The new American battle cry is “Whatever”--Yet, this is a very careless and dangerous philosophy.  The majority of Americans do not closely follow politics, major global conflicts, or radical social changes with slightly more than a disinterested glance.  However, we definitely will know who won the World Series or American Idol.  We even know what our third cousin Carol is doing, thanks to FaceBook.  I honestly believe our American comforts have actually become somewhat of a curse to us.  We no longer have to worry about food, shelter, water or any or the challenges that plagued previous Americans.  We have so many “safety nets” that we have become flaccid, lazy and lethargic in more ways than just physically.  Perhaps our current American obesity problem is just a physical manifestation of what is already in our national souls—selfish consumption of everything in massive quantities regardless of the personal and cultural damage.

Why is this?  Are we blissfully ignorant? Are we slothful or just complacent?  Or do we just have an unrealistic confidence in our government to somehow muddle through and eventually do the right thing?  Don’t we have the ability to study history and see how badly this type of apathy has turned out before?  I’m not sure I have an answer to these questions—but one thing is for sure:

  This Summer Americans are about to get blindsided by a curveball.

There are several completely disturbing, sovereignty-destroying UN Treaties that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is considering over the summer. The Chairman of this committee is the ultra-liberal John Kerry who has vowed to get them out on the Senate floor for voting very soon. They are:

·                     The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (LOST Treaty)
·                     The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT Treaty)
·                     The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CROC Treaty)
·                     The UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

Shockingly, the Senate is now possibly on the verge of ratifying the United Nations “LOST” Treaty which stands for “Law of the Sea Treaty”.  This treaty basically hands over 70% of global waterways to UN control. It replaces our current U.S. Philosophy which has historically been a “Freedom of the Seas” concept.  It also brings our national claim of waterways ownership down from 200 nautical miles off our coastline to just 12 nautical miles from our coastline.
 
(Blogger Footnote:  Does ANYONE out there find the acronym L.O.S.T for this treaty the slightest bit disturbing????).

Now, doesn’t that sound INCREDIBLY ALARMING for the U.S. to give up sovereign control over that much of our coastal areas?  Yeah, yeah…wake me up when this boring Political Science lesson is over. 

Let me make this very simple for you.  The way it works in our country—for those of us who are too busy checking FaceBook and watching Snookie—is first the President negotiates the Treaty.  Then it has to be ratified by 2/3rd’s of the Senate.  The House of Representatives is not involved in the process of ratifying treaties.  Simply the President, then the Senate are involved—both controlled right now by the “oh so awake” Democrats.

Hmmmm….this treaty from the UN has been around since 1982.  Why didn’t Reagan approve this treaty? President Reagan wisely said:  

"no national interest of ours could justify handing sovereign control of two-thirds of the Earth's surface over to the Third World."


However, fast forward to 2010--President Obama has agreed to the Treaty and, by one of his now infamous “Executive Orders”, imposed his own personal will upon our land once again:

Thirty states will be encroached upon by Obama's Executive Order establishing the National Ocean Council for control over America's oceans, coastlines and the Great Lakes. Under this new council, states' coastal jurisdictions will be subject to the United Nations' Law Of Sea Treaty (LOST) in this UN Agenda 21 program. America's oceans and coastlines will be broken into 9 regions that include the North East, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, the Gulf Coast, West Coast, the Great Lakes, Alaska, the Pacific Islands (including Hawaii) and the Caribbean....


This was such a snoozer in the news, I bet you never even heard of it.  You may take notice of it again soon once the Democratic Senate ratifies the treaty (which it is on the verge of possibly doing any day now). 

In Dick Morris’ new bestseller “Screwed!” he states:

LOST requires that the United States pay an international body half of its royalties from offshore drilling. The body would then distribute the funds as it sees fit to whichever nations it chooses. The United States would only have one vote out of 160 regarding where the money goes. LOST will also oblige us to hand over our offshore drilling technology to any nation that wants it … for free.

Doesn’t it make you oh-so-comfortable to know our enemies can be just 12 nautical miles off of our coastline and enjoy International UN support?  That they also get to keep the profits from our natural resources?  Do you, like me, live in a coastal State?  Hello...are you still asleep?   

The next up at bat is the The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).  The ATT Treaty restricts small gun sales and is considered by many as a “back door” attempt to decimate our 2nd Amendment Constitutional right to bear arms.  As for this Treaty, President Obama openly promised his left-wing supporters that he was working on controlling guns “under the radar” in 2011.  This was public information, duly quoted in our American free press, yet no one cared to investigate what he may have meant. One big YAAAWWWNNN….  Too many guns in America anyway…”Whatever”. 

Last, but definitely not least we have: The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (commonly abbreviated as CROC) and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (abbreviated CRPD).    

Can anyone tell me what’s up with these horrifying acronyms???  Yes…CROC, that’s right as in “What a CROC!”  Let me offer my own acronym definition on the CRPD Treaty—CREEPED—as in we are totally CREEPED out by these treaties!  I don’t know if this is some sort of a private joke between the U.N. and Obama, but we GET THE JOKE.  The joke is on us.  These two treaties elevate governmental rights over your parental rights. If the government feels that you are not doing what is in the best interests of your child, they can step in and do it for you. Spanking is specifically mentioned as prohibited.  Homeschooling is mentioned in the CREEPY treaty as up to the review of the government, depending on the needs of your child.  These treaties are way too lengthy for me to get into every detail, but I urge you to go on the Internet NOW and read them.  I promise you will be upset and disturbed.  You need to contact your Senator NOW, NOW, NOW!  Adolf Hitler said—“He alone who owns the youth, gains the future.” Did someone just say Adolf Hitler?  I must be having a bad nightmare or something.       

STRIKE ONE:  So now this President has successfully attacked our 1st Amendment rights.  Our Freedom of Religion has literally been assaulted with the ObamaTax HHS mandate enforcing that Americans provide abortifacients to their employees.  Since ObamaTax has been upheld by the highest court of our land, this WILL be fully implemented in January 2014 unless we take a new direction in November or a different lawsuit challenge prevails.  To me, this is the moral equivalent of being required by the Nazi government to place people in the oven.  Obama has given those of us with more “tender consciences” a slight “accommodation”.  It is so nuanced, I still don’t understand it.  I think he means, we won’t actually have to turn on the gas—this will still be the government’s job.  Phew…for a minute there, I thought he was actually forcing us to commit murder!  Glad we got that straightened out.  Going back to sleep now.       

STRIKE TWO:  Now the current administration has moved on to our 2nd Amendment rights—restricting sales of small guns and bowing down to a global entity that could care less about your American birthright or freedoms.  Our parental rights and our rights to defend ourselves are being stripped out from under us in front of our very eyes.  Are we starting to wake up yet?

OK, OK—so what’s a few Constitutional Rights amongst friends, right?  Hmmmm…Just for fun I wonder what the 3rd Amendment to the Constitution is?  Brace yourself.  And, here’s the wind-up, here’s the pitch: (from Wikipedia):

At the 1788 Virginia Ratifying Convention, when debating the ratification of the new United States Constitution, Patrick Henry stated, "One of our first complaints, under the former government, was the quartering of troops among us. This was one of the principal reasons for dissolving the connection with Great Britain. Here we may have troops in time of peace. They may be billeted in any manner — to tyrannize, oppress, and crush us."

The 3rd Amendment to the Constitution is an integral portion of our “Bill of Rights”—restricting oppressive and tyrannical control of the American people by prohibiting a police arm of the government from setting up quarters on your front lawn.  It is closely aligned with the 4th Amendment which prohibits illegal searches and seizures.  Both of these Amendments protect Americans IN THE SANCTITY OF THEIR HOMES.   

Now seriously, you might ask…just exactly what am I saying?  Do I think that our 3rd and 4th Constitutional rights are next?  At this point you may be thinking I’ve been reading one too many summer-time fiction novels.  Well…Let me enlighten you.  We are only ONE major terrorist attack away from this actuality.  JUST ONE.  That’s all it will take for justification of a police state.  President Obama recently closed four more border stations right on the heels of relaxing our immigration enforcement laws.  Undercover CIA agents state that terrorists “come and go” with frightening regularity in our open American society.  WHEN, not IF, the next major terrorist attack occurs, Americans will give up their God-ordained and Constitutionally enshrined rights for a bowl of martial order porridge. Are you fully awake yet?    

Or will Americans finally WAKE UP when there is a gun pointed at our heads and the militia forcibly removes the Starbucks cup from our cold, dead hands?—right as we snooze on our living room couches.  Unlike the loss of Religious Freedoms, loss of our Constitutional gun rights and stripping of our Parental rights—THIS may actually cause some outrage!  Don’t you DARE touch our American comforts! 

STRIKE THREE…..

The “Supreme Umpire” makes the All-American call:

YOU”RE OUT!

We are rudely jerked awake out of our pleasant summertime revelries. 
YAAAWWNN!  Oh well, there’s always next year, right? 

Unfortunately, by then it will be already be “Winter in America”.    


A little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the hands to rest —
and poverty will come on you like a thief
and scarcity like an armed man.

~Proverbs 24:33-34


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