“Every man, when he is oppressed and disarmed, may still imagine that, while he yields in obedience, it is to himself he yields it. . .It is in vain to summon a people who have been rendered so dependent on the central power to choose from time to time the representatives of that power; this rare and brief exercise of their free choice, however important it may be, will not prevent them from gradually losing their faculties of thinking, feeling, and acting for themselves, and thus gradually falling below the level of humanity.” Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, 1840
At least once a month I see a post on Facebook touting our 35th President, John F. Kennedy, as the last true Democratic president who loved the United States of America. I’ve also seen posts citing his positions on gun rights, national defense, etc. as proof he would not fit in today’s Democratic Party. I hate to burst their bubble but Camelot existed only in the minds of those powerful enough to whitewash his legacy.
In addition to his attempt to expand the welfare state, JFK pushed for universal healthcare, abused the FCC’s Fairness Doctrine to silence and discredit the right, weaponized the IRS against his opponents, and wiretapped members of the Washington press corps, all of which put him on par with today’s left-wing Democrats. Of course, the one thing that puts him ever closer to today’s left-wing Democrats was his proposal to relinquish American sovereignty to the United Nations.
In 1961, Publication 7277, Freedom From War, The U.S. Program for General and Complete Disarmament in a Peaceful World, was introduced at the United Nations Assembly by President John F. Kennedy’s State Department, which in essence said that our government would be willing to relinquish U.S. sovereignty to a One World Government, secured by the United Nations, in order to establish world peace.
Kennedy’s plan called for a 3 Stage Process that included the “disbanding of all national armed forces … other than those required to preserve internal order and for contributions to a United Nations Peace Force,” and the “elimination from national arsenals of all armaments … other than those required for a United Nations Peace Force and for maintaining internal order.” And naturally, maintaining internal order meant that only the government forces would be armed.
By the 3rd stage, no state would have the military power to challenge the progressively strengthened U.N. Peace Force which would mean that any dispute would be settled according to international law through international courts.
The ultimate goal of this proposal was security without freedom in a world governed by the United Nations and subject to the use of force to the rule of international law; a world where our Bill of Rights and our Constitution no longer existed and the United States would no longer be a beacon of freedom.
Does that sound like JFK really loved the United States?
The U.N. Small Arms Trade Treaty is but part of the implementation of Publication 7277. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry signs the Arms Trade Treaty at the 68th session of the UN General Assembly in 2013 but to this day it has never been ratified. It is, however, a sure bet that if the Democrats ever take control over the Senate and Executive office, it will be ratified.
Additional treaties pushed by the United Nations that have yet to be ratified by the U.S. Senate include but are not limited to The Law of the Sea Treaty which would control international waterways and undersea resources; the International Criminal Court treaty signed by Wild Bill Clinton, which would leave our military personnel open to prosecution for war crimes; the Kyoto Protocol that pushes global warming and carbon taxes, the Convention on The Rights of the Child treaty signed by Wild Bill Clinton, which would not only severely limits parental rights, eliminate home schooling, but would put our children under the watchful eye of a commission partly controlled by Muslim Nations; the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty which wouldn’t stop our enemies from building or testing anything they want; the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women signed by Jimmy Carter which would place our laws under the jurisdiction of international courts and remove any law against abortion, to name but a few.
“A nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious. But, it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gate is less formidable for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whisper rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He eats the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.” Marcus Tullius Cicero