If you are looking for a bumper sticker explaining the most important issue in the presidential race this thread is not for you. Let’s get the media out of the way up-front. Neither ratifying the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) nor ratifying the UN’s Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) will get the coverage they deserve. If the MSM gives them any coverage it will be “fair and balanced” —— meaning the media supports ratification of both treaties. No surprise there since the LOST gives the United Nations the taxing authority it has long sought. I do not know how taxing authority will be incorporated into the final draft of the ATT but I’ll wager that it will be there: I’ve covered the LOST extensively over the years. Briefly stated this time around —— Democrats will try and ratify the LOST after the election and before January 3, 2013. John Kerry is leading the fight in the Senate to ratify. So far, only 27 Republicans said they will not ratify. Thirty-four votes are needed to stop ratification. All things considered, Democrats and RINO are much closer to ratifying than opponents are to stopping ratification. I also posted numerous messages and articles opposing the ATT. That treaty takes control of Americans on a more personal level than does the LOST. That’s why I am convinced Democrats and RINO will also try to ratify the ATT before they lose the White House and the Senate. They will never again get the chance to ratify two anti-America treaties in one lame-duck session of Congress and they know it. NOTE: From the UN’s perspective ratifying the LOST automatically gets the support of environmental frauds and freakazoids. Not so with the ATT. No matter how UN hustlers spin it they cannot connect environmental claptrap to abolishing the Second Amendment; hence, Democrats and RINO cannot hide behind the environment. That is the only advantage I can see in the coming fight to stop ratification. If you like knowing what you are voting on watch these two videos as a preface to understanding the issue: [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTMksYEz7TU&feature=player_embedded]Marxism in America - Lt. Gen. Ret. W. G. Jerry Boykin Video - YouTube[/ame] [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt2yGzHfy7s&feature=player_embedded]Obama Civilian Security - YouTube[/ame] Few Americans decide who to vote against based on UN treaties. Most Americans do not know how Senate candidates stand on any UN treaty. Should Democrats manage to hang onto the Senate they will call their victories a mandate to ratify United Nations treaties before Hussein’s leaves. A year ago: Majority of Senate Opposes U.N. Gun Control Efforts Submitted by NRA on Jul 24, 2011 Majority of Senate Opposes U.N. Gun Control Efforts A majority of senators —— certainly 34 —— still feel the same way as far as I know. A few days ago: So why in hell is Hussein & Company moving ahead as though they have the votes to ratify?: The only thing I can figure is that Hussein will sign it in attempt to bypass ratification: Obama told to back off U.N. gun treaty Lawmakers join general in declaring pact a threat to freedom Published: 15 hours ago by JACK MINOR Obama told to back off U.N. gun treaty There is no doubt that Hussein will order his bureaucracies to give the UN everything it asks for. And do not forget that Hussein gave INTERPOL the authority to operate in this country —— and operate with diplomatic immunity —— should federal agencies balk at complying. More importantly, the way a majority of Supreme Court justices view the Constitution there is every indication they will rule Hussein’s signature on the ATT carries as much legitimacy as does ratification. In closing, let me remind everyone that disarming the American people increases the effectiveness of Hussein’s paramilitary force a thousand times; hence, my title. Without an armed citizenry able to defend itself Hussein’s military will carry the day easily. Add the media into the mix along with the “commander and chief’s” loyal officers who control the ranks, plus many in the highest level of government. Hell, they don’t need the millions in the parasite class who already believe guns are bad and the UN is good.