Senate Ratifies President’s Dangerous Treaty

Earlier today, the U.S. Senate voted to ratify President Obama’s dangerously flawed New START Treaty.  The treaty, touted by the White House as a major foreign policy victory, would undermine America’s national security by restricting our missile defense capabilities, limiting our non-nuclear offensive arsenal and ignoring the threat posed by Russia’s tactical nuclear arsenal.

Heritage Action’s CEO Michael A. Needham made the following statement:

All eyes are now on the Obama administration.  Throughout the debate, they assured Senators and the American people that New START would not harm our national security.

If the Russian government attempts to use the treaty to limit missile defense, refuses to negotiate in good faith regarding tactical nuclear weapons or continues to aid and abet Iran, the administration should immediately withdraw from the treaty.

New START is historic, though not in a good way:

– never has a major treaty been rammed through the Senate during a lame duck session;

– the most significant opposition to a ratified treaty in more than three decades; and,

– places America’s interest squarely behind those of the Russians.

President Obama promised Senators and Americans the treaty would not undermine our national security.  We are watching to ensure it does not.  Many potential Republican presidential candidates are watching as well.  Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, John Thune, Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin all expressed their opposition to the treaty.

For conservative activists who have fought the treaty tooth and nail against ratification, today’s news is bound to be disappointing.  In an email, Needham told supporters:

In short, you stood toe-to-toe against a vast political and diplomatic machine armed with tens of billions of taxpayer dollars.

While I understand that is of little consequence, especially considering the serious security implications of the treaty – implications the Obama administration refused to acknowledge throughout the debate – we can still be proud of valiant opposition.

Indeed.  And given the persistence of big-government liberals, there will be no rest for the weary.  As this unprecedented lame duck session ends, conservatives need to set their sights on the next Congress.  We will need the same passion, activism and fire that you displayed on November 2nd to hold the new Congress accountable.

Until then, enjoy the holidays, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  And, if you have a minute, thank those Senators who did the right thing on New START.

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44 thoughts on “Senate Ratifies President’s Dangerous Treaty

  1. this is no less than an act of treason. this attempt to disarm us is just what the communists want. obama must go! anyone who voted for this is a traitor right along with him. when will we stand up to this wanna be dictator?

    • i can not beleave anything this president say,s he is lieing about the treaty cause i saw his huge lips move. is there any way us low life people of the U.S.A. can do to impeace this downer of the AMERICAN way. I don,t know if he is the Antichrist but i do know he is the anti AMERICAN.

      • You make a mistake calling that imposter “President”. He never was and never will be a citizen so therefore cannot be our president. He must be sent to prison for TREASON and spend the rest of his life there.

  2. this is no less than an act of treason. this attempt to disarm us is just what the communists want. obama must go! anyone who voted for this is a traitor right along with him. when will we stand up to this wanna be dictator?

    • i can not beleave anything this president say,s he is lieing about the treaty cause i saw his huge lips move. is there any way us low life people of the U.S.A. can do to impeace this downer of the AMERICAN way. I don,t know if he is the Antichrist but i do know he is the anti AMERICAN.

      • You make a mistake calling that imposter “President”. He never was and never will be a citizen so therefore cannot be our president. He must be sent to prison for TREASON and spend the rest of his life there.

  3. The ratification of the treaty definitley places a huge dissapoitment on my Christmas Spirit. I want to quit being dissapointed and worried about the direction our country is going in. Is this once again the minority ruling our country instead of the majority??

    • This is a tough one, Carol, to be sure.

      However, a lot of the Senators that voted the wrong way are leaving the Senate. The new Senators, just recently elected, are a fresh chance for us to keep Washington accountable.

      Enjoy your Christmas!

  4. The ratification of the treaty definitley places a huge dissapoitment on my Christmas Spirit. I want to quit being dissapointed and worried about the direction our country is going in. Is this once again the minority ruling our country instead of the majority??

    • This is a tough one, Carol, to be sure.

      However, a lot of the Senators that voted the wrong way are leaving the Senate. The new Senators, just recently elected, are a fresh chance for us to keep Washington accountable.

      Enjoy your Christmas!

  5. Ronald and Carol, although the results are disappointing, don’t be discouraged. If we learned anything from the midterm elections, it’s that Americans are more aware of the political process than ever before. Keep spreading information from organizations like the Heritage Foundation to those you know. Every time that one person learns one new piece of information about conservative policy that they may not have known before, that’s a small victory. Stay strong and keep spreading the word!

  6. Ronald and Carol, although the results are disappointing, don’t be discouraged. If we learned anything from the midterm elections, it’s that Americans are more aware of the political process than ever before. Keep spreading information from organizations like the Heritage Foundation to those you know. Every time that one person learns one new piece of information about conservative policy that they may not have known before, that’s a small victory. Stay strong and keep spreading the word!

  7. The Constitution reads the senate has an “advise and consent” role in treaty affirmation.
    It is obvious that politics over rides the Constitution on several fronts: health care, FCC, arms treaties, and EPA regulations.
    The day will come when the only thing missing are sufficient white flags to distribute to the citizens. The Democrats may corner the market for white flags before then, and sell them for a profit.

  8. The Constitution reads the senate has an “advise and consent” role in treaty affirmation.
    It is obvious that politics over rides the Constitution on several fronts: health care, FCC, arms treaties, and EPA regulations.
    The day will come when the only thing missing are sufficient white flags to distribute to the citizens. The Democrats may corner the market for white flags before then, and sell them for a profit.

  9. Obama and the commie leaning politicians have again put our country at risk. The communists want to disarm us and this treaty is another step towards that. The spinless pro voters of START pass it in the middle of the night, ie a lame duck session,how pathetic but can we expect anything less from these worthless individuals. How long will God continue to shed his grace on this country when we contine to slid down hill aqnd away from him. God Bless America.

  10. Obama and the commie leaning politicians have again put our country at risk. The communists want to disarm us and this treaty is another step towards that. The spinless pro voters of START pass it in the middle of the night, ie a lame duck session,how pathetic but can we expect anything less from these worthless individuals. How long will God continue to shed his grace on this country when we contine to slid down hill aqnd away from him. God Bless America.

  11. I would like the name of all the republians (in name only, small r is intentional ) that caused this treaty to pass without debate.
    Everyone should know who they are and when to vote for their defeat. I want liberty and protection from our enemies and on our border.s

  12. I would like the name of all the republians (in name only, small r is intentional ) that caused this treaty to pass without debate.
    Everyone should know who they are and when to vote for their defeat. I want liberty and protection from our enemies and on our border.s

  13. Here are the 13 GOP Senators…
    Alexander Bennett Brown Cochran Collins Corker Gregg Isakson Johanns Lugar Murkowski Snowe

  14. Here are the 13 GOP Senators…
    Alexander Bennett Brown Cochran Collins Corker Gregg Isakson Johanns Lugar Murkowski Snowe

  15. Nathanael, as a group member of the Start Treaty, I hope this group will not be dissolved so that we can continue to follow-up and hold the President ,and all the others who voted yes, accountable.

    • I sent the following letter to Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia today:

      Denny Fox
      5035 Pine Ridge Drive
      Macon, Georgia 31210

      December 21, 2010

      Senator Johnny Isakson
      United States Senate
      120 Russell Senate Office Building
      Washington, DC 20510

      Dear Senator Isakson,

      I have never in my life been more disappointed than I was with your vote for the New START Treaty.
      I cannot believe a Senator from Georgia would abandom his colleagues in the Republican Party and be the deciding vote to approve the treaty. You threw out the defense and security of this nation…..and for what reason?

      Why do you think that Russia was so adamant about the approval without any changes? Did you even think about that? Apparently not. Why do you think that Obama and the Administration would not reveal any of his notes. For God’s sake, I hope that you don’t believe what Obama says about, for one thing, missle defense. How about the number of tactical weapons, which was not a part of the treaty. Russia has a 10 to 1 advantage? Dosen’t matter does it?

      As for you following Sam Nunn’s lead from the beginning and voting this treaty out of committee, and its subsequent approval, Sam’s job is to reduce all nuclear weapons and his future with Ted Turner depends upon this. You have helped him save his job and make more money. Aren’t you a proud one?

      Senator, you, apparently, didn’t listen to those opposed to the treaty. You have sacrificed the defense of this nation, and I can only speculate what the future holds. Whatever, I will NEVER vote for you again, and beginning now, I will do everything in my power to see that you will not be re-elected to any public office. YOU MADE THAT DECISION TODAY FOR ME.

      I have read your speech before the Senate today and was not impressed; however, I would like a reply to this letter.

      I only regret voting for you in November.

      Denny Fox
      478-477-0111

      Tom Kitchens
      150 Bayway Circle
      Berkeley Lake, Ga. 30096-3003

      • I sent a short note to our Senator Isakson also for an explanation to why he voted for this START Treaty. It is disgusting for him to vote this way. He will not receive my vote again.

      • Well done! I am in Duluth. I will be watching for him to do a Town Hall and show upo so I can call the traitor out on this in person.

  16. Nathanael, as a group member of the Start Treaty, I hope this group will not be dissolved so that we can continue to follow-up and hold the President ,and all the others who voted yes, accountable.

    • I sent the following letter to Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia today:

      Denny Fox
      5035 Pine Ridge Drive
      Macon, Georgia 31210

      December 21, 2010

      Senator Johnny Isakson
      United States Senate
      120 Russell Senate Office Building
      Washington, DC 20510

      Dear Senator Isakson,

      I have never in my life been more disappointed than I was with your vote for the New START Treaty.
      I cannot believe a Senator from Georgia would abandom his colleagues in the Republican Party and be the deciding vote to approve the treaty. You threw out the defense and security of this nation…..and for what reason?

      Why do you think that Russia was so adamant about the approval without any changes? Did you even think about that? Apparently not. Why do you think that Obama and the Administration would not reveal any of his notes. For God’s sake, I hope that you don’t believe what Obama says about, for one thing, missle defense. How about the number of tactical weapons, which was not a part of the treaty. Russia has a 10 to 1 advantage? Dosen’t matter does it?

      As for you following Sam Nunn’s lead from the beginning and voting this treaty out of committee, and its subsequent approval, Sam’s job is to reduce all nuclear weapons and his future with Ted Turner depends upon this. You have helped him save his job and make more money. Aren’t you a proud one?

      Senator, you, apparently, didn’t listen to those opposed to the treaty. You have sacrificed the defense of this nation, and I can only speculate what the future holds. Whatever, I will NEVER vote for you again, and beginning now, I will do everything in my power to see that you will not be re-elected to any public office. YOU MADE THAT DECISION TODAY FOR ME.

      I have read your speech before the Senate today and was not impressed; however, I would like a reply to this letter.

      I only regret voting for you in November.

      Denny Fox
      478-477-0111

      Tom Kitchens
      150 Bayway Circle
      Berkeley Lake, Ga. 30096-3003

      • I sent a short note to our Senator Isakson also for an explanation to why he voted for this START Treaty. It is disgusting for him to vote this way. He will not receive my vote again.

      • Well done! I am in Duluth. I will be watching for him to do a Town Hall and show upo so I can call the traitor out on this in person.

  17. This should had never been brought to the table or passed.
    The ones we placed faith in have left us down and its past time to be taking notes- we need to get off our laurels and do whats best for America, not some politician or Commie country.

  18. This should had never been brought to the table or passed.
    The ones we placed faith in have left us down and its past time to be taking notes- we need to get off our laurels and do whats best for America, not some politician or Commie country.

  19. I tried to call Isakson’s office for 2 days and the coward has not ansering phones or allowing you to leave a message. I voted for him a month ago and now begin the work of getting him thrown out.

  20. I tried to call Isakson’s office for 2 days and the coward has not ansering phones or allowing you to leave a message. I voted for him a month ago and now begin the work of getting him thrown out.

  21. A friend of mine called Corker’s office the morning of the vote (I had already contacted him the day before the vote.) I was stunned at the response he got. I asked twice exactly what did they say. He was told “We don’t like getting calls like this.”. They explained that Corker had studied the treaty and that he would vote the way that was best for Tennessee. They told him that we should not be calling to ask him to change his vote. Corker’s attitude in his office appears to be that he knows best and that we are too stupid to understand such a “complex” subject. Corker and Alexander did not receive the message that the voters sent in November. We’ll try to make it more clear for them the next time they up for re-election in Tennessee.

    • They can and should be replaced for governing against the will of the people. We should be keeping a list of folks that need to be replaced and at the same time be looking for replacements. Even if members of John Q. Public have to step up and serve in office. That is what it is coming to.

  22. A friend of mine called Corker’s office the morning of the vote (I had already contacted him the day before the vote.) I was stunned at the response he got. I asked twice exactly what did they say. He was told “We don’t like getting calls like this.”. They explained that Corker had studied the treaty and that he would vote the way that was best for Tennessee. They told him that we should not be calling to ask him to change his vote. Corker’s attitude in his office appears to be that he knows best and that we are too stupid to understand such a “complex” subject. Corker and Alexander did not receive the message that the voters sent in November. We’ll try to make it more clear for them the next time they up for re-election in Tennessee.

    • They can and should be replaced for governing against the will of the people. We should be keeping a list of folks that need to be replaced and at the same time be looking for replacements. Even if members of John Q. Public have to step up and serve in office. That is what it is coming to.

  23. Why would anyone do business with KGB gangsters?
    It’s almost as if the Obama administration is 35 years behind the curve on foreign policy.
    Appeasement will exact its price on such naivete.

  24. Why would anyone do business with KGB gangsters?
    It’s almost as if the Obama administration is 35 years behind the curve on foreign policy.
    Appeasement will exact its price on such naivete.

  25. We must exercise our rights in order to protect them. If more law abiding citizens were armed, there would be less crime…including and especially terrorism. We’re “fighting Terrorism” all wrong. The military and the police can’t defend us. We have the right and the means to defend ourselves. It is the disarming of the American public that encourages crime (including terrorism) to continue. When will we get back to common sense and self control? We can end these wars today and the terrorists lose. We can take back our freedom that our forefathers bled and died to defend. Now is the time.

  26. We must exercise our rights in order to protect them. If more law abiding citizens were armed, there would be less crime…including and especially terrorism. We’re “fighting Terrorism” all wrong. The military and the police can’t defend us. We have the right and the means to defend ourselves. It is the disarming of the American public that encourages crime (including terrorism) to continue. When will we get back to common sense and self control? We can end these wars today and the terrorists lose. We can take back our freedom that our forefathers bled and died to defend. Now is the time.

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