Sen. DeMint Ratifying U.N. Children’s Rights Treaty Would Turn Parental Rights ‘Over to International Community’

(CNS) – Sen. Jim DeMint (R- S.C.) said that if President Barack Obama gets his way and the Senate ratifies the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the precedent would be set to place parental rights under the jurisdiction of the international community.

“We believe we need to take clear action here in Congress to protect the rights of parents to raise their children,” DeMint said at a Wednesday panel discussion. “This treaty would, in fact, establish a precedent that those rights have been given over to the international community.”

DeMint is lead sponsor of  S. Res. 519, a resolution to protect parental rights, which is co-sponsored by 30 senators total. Only four more senators need to sign on to inform President Obama that he does not have enough votes in the Senate to ratify the treaty, DeMint said.

DeMint has also introduced a joint resolution, proposing a constitutional amendment to protect parental rights.

Under Article 2, Section 2 of the U. S. Constitution, treaties must be approved by a two-thirds majority of the Senate for them to take effect. Full article here

Video: Jim DeMint – Over 90 Percent of Bills Passed Secretly With No Debate, No Vote

(CSPAN) – U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) voiced concerns that the Senate passes over 90% of legislation without any debate, without amendment, and without a roll call vote. Continue reading

Video: DeMint demands a block to Obama land-grab attempt

Jim DeMint took to the Senate floor and the pages of the Washington Times earlier this week to expose a plan by the White House to seize over 10 million acres of land in nine Western states. Using an obscure clause in the Antiquities Act of 1906, the Department of the Interior under Ken Salazar would designate the land as “monuments” in order to block the use of the resources in those states. DeMint correctly asserts that this is not only a perversion of the intent of the Antiquities Act, but also a huge power grab by the federal government at the expense of the states: Continue reading

MSM: Demint – White House land grab

(WashingtonTimes) – You’d think the Obama administration is busy enough controlling the banks, insurance companies and automakers, but thanks to whistleblowers at the Department of the Interior, we now learn they’re planning to increase their control over energy-rich land in the West. Read More Here

Obamacare sparking 10th Amendment rebellion, action in seven states

Looks like the steadily growing list of constitutional, ethical and political outrages that constitute the Harry Reid version of Obamacare is sparking a rebellion in the states, as AP reports South Carolina’s attorney general plans to investigate the vote-buying that surrounded the proposal in the Senate majority leader’s office. Continue reading

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(JimDemint) – Ensign, DeMint to Force Vote on Health Care Bill Unconstitutionality

Today, U.S. Senators Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) and John Ensign (R-Nevada), raised a Constitutional Point of Order on the Senate floor against the Democrat health care takeover bill on behalf of the Steering Committee, a caucus of conservative senators. The Senate will vote tomorrow on the bill’s constitutionality. Read More Here

(Heritage) – Obamacare’s Constitutional Problems Proliferating

After the Democrats cleared the second of three 60 vote hurdles last night, Republicans ceded enough debate time back to the majority so that passage of Obamacare through the Senate will take place n Christmas Eve at 8 AM. Conservatives have every right to be disappointed that Senate Republicans did not force the maximum amount of debate possible. But they can take heart in a key point of order that will be voted on later today. Sponsored by Sens. Jim DeMint (R-SC) and John Ensign (R-NV), that vote will lay the groundwork for the possible legal dismantling of Obama’s health program. Read More Here

MSM: Bernanke Foes Seek to Curtail Fed

(WSJ) – Ben Bernanke is widely expected to win Senate approval for a second term as Federal Reserve chairman, but opponents are hoping to use the debate on his nomination to curtail his autonomy at the central bank. Continue reading

Oligarchic Senate Still ‘Treasonous’ After All These Years

October 16, 2009 “Information Clearing House” — -Where are gutsy muckrakers of yesteryear?  In a stunning 1906 Cosmopolitan expose, journalist David Graham Phillips made history with his headline, “The Treason of the Senate.”  He then justified his condemnation of mercenary senators, then cherrypicked by states and owned by nefarious Trusts: Continue reading

MSM: Senate votes big expansion of federal hate crimes

(Washington) – The Senate on Thursday approved the most sweeping expansion of federal hate crimes law since Congress responded four decades ago to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Continue reading

Video: Fed Independence or Fed Secrecy?

(C4L) – Last week I was very pleased that hearings were held on the independence of the Federal Reserve system. My bill HR 1207, known as the Federal Reserve Transparency Act, was discussed at length, as well as the general question of whether or not the Federal Reserve should continue to operate independently. Continue reading

Video: Rand Paul and Senator DeMint on Glenn Beck

On Wednesday, July 8th, Dr. Rand Paul joined guest host Judge Napolitano on the Glenn Beck show to discuss the federal government’s plans to completely take over healthcare. Next: senator Jim DeMint discusses the Federal Reserve and the recent block by Senate Democrats of his attempt to bring S 604, the Senate version of Ron Paul’s Audit the Fed bill, HR 1207, to the Senate floor as an amendment. Continue reading

Video: Ron Paul On Fed Audit – We Will Not Be Stopped

Congressman Ron Paul has vowed that he will not be stopped in his effort to audit the Federal Reserve, as he slammed Senate authorities for blocking the bill earlier this week. Continue reading

Senate Blocks Bill To Audit The Fed As Government Prepares For Second Round Of Looting

A Senate amendment based on Congressman Ron Paul’s successful House bill to audit the Federal Reserve was blocked by the Senate yesterday evening on procedural grounds, as Jim DeMint slammed the Fed for refusing to disclose where trillions in bailout funds had gone, while a top Obama administration advisor called for a second “stimulus” package to be prepared. Continue reading

Video: DeMint amendment to audit the Federal Reserve blocked by Senate Leadership

Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) is blocked by Senate Democrat Leadership from having a vote on his amendment to audit the Federal Reserve, based on a bill authored by Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) in the House, H.R. 1207, and Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont) in the Senate, S. 604. Continue reading

Video: Glenn Beck on HR1207 with Senator Demint

(Fox) – Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) appeared on the Glenn Beck show to discuss the need to pass Congressman Ron Paul’s (R-TX) bill to audit the Federal Reserve. Continue reading

Video: Ron Paul – Obama’s ‘goal’ is economic collapse

Ron Paul, the popular Republican Congressman from Texas, is ripping into the president and Congress for what he sees as their “goal” with round after round of stimulus: complete economic collapse. Continue reading

HR 1207: Battle To Audit The Fed Has Only Just Begun

A great victory in the ongoing battle to wrestle back control of US monetary policy from privately owned special interests was won yesterday with the announcement that HR 1207, Ron Paul’s “audit the Fed” bill, will be debated by the full House of Representatives. Continue reading

DeMint’s Small Riots

According to Republican Senator Jim DeMint, there will be riots in response to the banker giveaway, now closing in on the astronomical number of $9.5 trillion. Mr. DeMint told Adam Bitely of Right Nation these riots will probably be small, although “I think there is a chance that we can see some large ones.” Continue reading

GOP senator foresees ‘bailout riots,’ and says DC students ‘end up’ in gangs

Days after he predicted there would be rioting from a public angry with all of the federal bailouts, Republican Senator Jim DeMint made another judgmentally-questionable statement –that students at D.C. public schools have a higher likelihood of joining gangs than of graudating from high school. Continue reading