Several Arkansas senators have introduced an unconstitutional bill, SB229, to be heard today (2/25/2015) this morning in the Senate Judiciary Committee. The title of the bill is:
“AN ACT TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES GRANTED UNDER THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION AND THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION; TO DECLARE AMERICAN LAWS FOR AMERICAN COURTS; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.”
If you look at the title of SB229, it appears to look good on the surface. Beware of titles! The title of this bill is very misleading and untruthful. Titles are used to distract the general public into believing a lie. All bills must be read completely to know what is in them. Remember Nancy Pelosi’s statement: “WE MUST PASS THE BILL TO KNOW WHAT IS IN IT” ?
The Arkansas State and U.S. Constitutions are the main documents that should be used in the Arkansas Courts. This bill is disguised as “protection”, but it puts Arkansas under International Law, International Agreements, and Public Policies of Arkansas. These are the methods in which our liberties will be destroyed. (Note: this bill was written outside of the state!) The bill introduces public policy, international treaties, and international agreements into the Arkansas Courts. Do your really want the United Nations’ laws and policies coming into the Arkansas courts? There are many evil forces around working night and day trying to destroy our American way of life so they can usher in the “New World Order”. Are we going to sit by and let this happen? There is NO reason to redefine or rewrite the Constitution.
Any legislator that supports SB229 must first read their Oath of Office before they even consider supporting SB229.
*The Arkansas Constitution, Article 19, Section 20 on page 70 states their Oath of Office:
Senators and Representatives, and all judicial and executive, State and county officers, and all other officers, both civil and military, before entering on the duties of their respective offices, shall take and subscribe to the following oath of affirmation:
“I, ________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Arkansas, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of ________, upon which I am now about to enter.”
SB229 will head Arkansas into a Police State by bringing United Nations International Agreements and International Treaties into the Arkansas Courts. Under the guise of rights, we are slowly being driven towards a world government with world courts.
SB229 is a bad bill and should die in committee! This is an unconstitutional bill. Not only does SB229 bring Foreign Law into the Arkansas courts, it also makes Arkansas courts comply with unconstitutional Federal Treaties and other International Agreements. SB229 states that International Agreements or Federal Treaty preempts and is superior to State law. See Section (g) of the SB229 and read it yourself:
(g) This section shall not be interpreted by any court to conflict with any federal treaty or other international agreement to which the United States is a party to the extent that the federal treaty or international agreement preempts or is superior to state law on the matter at issue.
This is VERY risky and dangerous policy! Heaven forbid if U.S. policy conflicts with INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS or FEDERAL TREATIES to PREEMPT our own laws. (Sarcasm intended) Are we to bow down to other nations now? What happened to our U.S. Constitution and sovereignty? This bill would usurp our state constitutions and the U.S. Constitution!
U.S. Treaties & Agreements – The Process
Under U.S. law,
treaties are equivalent in status to Federal legislation;
a distinction is made between the terms treaty and agreement;
the word treaty is reserved for an agreement that is made by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate (Article II, section 2, clause 2 of the Constitution);
agreements not submitted to the Senate are known as executive agreements; and
regardless of whether an international agreement is called a convention, agreement, protocol, accord, etc., if it is submitted to the Senate for advice and consent, it is considered a treaty under U.S. law.
Note that under international law, both types of agreements are considered binding.
The following defines what we can expect if SB229 gets passed into law in Arkansas. We will then be governed by international laws which will preempt the state and US Constitution. How do you feel about having to deal with the World Courts?
The Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (.pdf) defines a treaty as “an international agreement concluded between States [these are member states of the United Nations] in written form and governed by international law, whether embodied in a single instrument or in two or more related instruments and whatever its particular designation.”
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Treaties can be referred to by a number of different names: international conventions, international agreements, covenants, final acts, charters, memorandums of understanding (MOUs), protocols, pacts, accords, and constitutions for international organizations. Usually these different names have no legal significance in international law (see next section for the difference in U.S. law). Treaties may be bilateral (two parties) or multilateral (between several parties), and a treaty is usually only binding on the parties to the agreement. An agreement “enters into force” when the terms for entry into force as specified in the agreement are met. Bilateral treaties usually enter into force when both parties agree to be bound as of a certain date.
For definitions of key terms, see the U.N. Treaty Reference Guide
For more information, see Thomas Buergenthal, Public International Law in a Nutshell or the Encyclopedia of Public International Law, vol. 7, pps. 459-514.
The following is from United Nations Treaty Collection where it defines Agreements:
The term “agreement” can have a generic and a specific meaning. It also has acquired a special meaning in the law of regional economic integration.
(a) Agreement as a generic term: The 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties employs the term “international agreement” in its broadest sense. On the one hand, it defines treaties as “international agreements” with certain characteristics. On the other hand, it employs the term “international agreements” for instruments, which do not meet its definition of “treaty”. Its Art.3 refers also to “international agreements not in written form”. Although such oral agreements may be rare, they can have the same binding force as treaties, depending on the intention of the parties. An example of an oral agreement might be a promise made by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of one State to his counterpart of another State. The term “international agreement” in its generic sense consequently embraces the widest range of international instruments.
Do you actually want this to be brought in to Arkansas? Wake up!
“All laws which are repugnant to the Constitution are null and void.” Marbury vs. Madison, 5 US (2 Cranch) 137, 174, 176, (1803)
“An unconstitutional act is not law; it confers no rights; it imposes no duties; affords no protection; it creates no office; it is in legal contemplation, as inoperative as though it had never been passed,” Norton vs. Shelby County 118 US 425 p, 442
The reference to public policy must be removed from SB229 in order for it to be acceptable to Secure Arkansas. For those who may not know, public policy is defined broadly by Blacks Law Dictionary, 9th Edition as: “principles and standards regarded by the legislature or by the courts as being of fundamental concern to the state and the whole of society.”
Secure Arkansas has concerns about those organizations that directly influence public policy here in Arkansas and throughout our nation. It appears to come from U.N. Agenda 21 goals and principles.
ACTION: Please contact these Senate Judiciary Committee members immediately and ask them to kill this deadly bill! There are only 8 Senators, and their contact information is shown below. At the bottom of the list are their email addresses listed all together so you can quickly copy and paste them into an email, if you wish. This bill will come up in committee this morning!
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