O.k., how many of you sillies said this would never happen?
Yes, in the Senate and has to be a two-thirds vote in favor. That will never happen.Doesn't it still have to be ratified by Congress?
Yes, in the Senate and has to be a two-thirds vote in favor. That will never happen.
There has been quite a few treaties the US has signed on to but never ratified.
Kerry signing it is just political posturing for the liberal base to show that "they tried" and give a talking point to vilify Republicans.
On the same token, any subsequent President can remove endorsement of any signed treaty not ratified as Bush Jr. did with Kyoto Treaty. They key is not have any both the Senate and the President in unison when these types of treaties come about.Specifically, it can be ratified by 2/3rds of any future Senate. Thus, Senate elections are now the most important elections for gun owners.
So basically, once he signs it, it can be ratified at any time in our future by a 2/3rds majority in the Senate. That will happen in the next ten years.Agree, but Obama care had a lower majority hurdle to jump than a treaty does. Treaties, Presidential Impeachments and Constitutional Amendments have the high two-thirds Senate vote for a reason.
Treaties are like legislation, they have to be formally submitted to Congress and passed within that years legislative session or resubmitted formally again next legislative year session. They just do not languish for years waiting on a receptive congress.So basically, once he signs it, it can be ratified at any time in our future by a 2/3rds majority in the Senate. That will happen in the next ten years.
I guess the only question is, how much longer are we going to kick the can down the road?
I would not say we have nothing to worry about but to still be ever vigilant with such matters.I hope you're right Hootbro and we have nothing to worry about.
On a slightly related topic, you're new avatar is kind of creeping me out.