Petition Tag - treaty

1. Stop abuse of Presidential Executive Power which seeks to ratify treaties without two-thirds approval of the U.S. Senate

The U.S. Constitution states in Article 2, Section 2, Clause 2, that, in reference to the President, “He shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two-thirds of the Senate present concur;....”

In recent years, the President and the executive branch have entered into multiple agreements with other countries without a two-thirds approval by the U.S. Senate. Often this is under the guise of negotiating a “trade agreement” or an “executive agreement,” rather than a treaty.

A treaty, as defined by Merriam-Webster is “an official agreement that is made between two or more countries or groups.” According to the U.S. Department of State’s own website, in explaining the difference between a treaty and an executive agreement, it states, “ agreements brought into force with respect to the United States on a Constitutional basis other than with the advice and consent of the Senate are ‘international agreements other than treaties’ and are often referred to as ‘executive agreements.’” In other words, in this self-contradictory statement, they seem to justify their own actions by wording it as a loophole.

Additionally, on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration website, on the definition of free trade agreements (FTAs), they explain that an FTA is “an agreement between two or more countries where the countries agree on certain obligations that affect trade in goods and services….”. Also, ‘.... the main goal of trade agreements is to … enhance the rule of law in the FTA partner country or countries.”

This explanation certainly seems to meet the definition of a treaty.

Throughout the majority of this nation’s history, trade and tariff agreements with other countries were deemed no different than any other international “treaties.”

The early examples of the executive branch not respecting its boundaries date back to the introduction of the fast-track authority given to the President during Nixon’s administration. This procedural mechanism gave the executive branch the power to change the schedule by which trade agreements were voted on, to write lengthy legislation without review or amendments, to limit the debate on the agreements, and effectively to violate Congress’s constitutional authority to “determine trade policy?” Fast track authority was implemented in the passing of controversial trade pacts such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Asian-Pacific Trade Agreement and the creation of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

As recently as the G20 summit, September 2016, there is suggestion that President Obama will announce that he and Chinese President Jinping will sign on to the Paris climate treaty. White House senior adviser Brian Deese said the president has the legal authority to do so without the ⅔ Senate approval because the pact is an ”executive agreement.”

2. Negotiate a treaty with the Alyawarr people

We, Alyawarr people are asserting our right to self-determination and calling upon the Commonwealth Government to negotiate a treaty with us.

Through a treaty, we wish to participate fully and effectively in Australian society, through a cooperative Federal system.

We also urge other First Australian Sovereign Nations (Language Groups) to join with Alyawarr Peoples to change the course of all our peoples’ struggles towards creating a future that will give our people self-governance and full participation at all levels of involvement in our regions and other Nations and set a clear path and a future for our younger generation.

The traditional lands of the Alyawarr people extend over 50,000 square kilometers of the Barkly region in the Northern Territory. Much of this land pastoral lease, which is covered by native title. We are a distinct Indigenous people, living on our traditional lands. We have our own distinct culture, our own laws, our own society, our own history, our own traditions, our own language, our own livelihoods and our own visions of the future.

Overall, Government policies and system has not worked for us First Australians. We have neither the capital-base upon which to build our future, nor adequate recognition from our colonisers in respect to our law and culture.

The Commonwealth Government’s Northern Territory Emergency Response and Stronger Futures measures has been an abject failure on our lands: they were inappropriately applied in a blanket manner across the Northern Territory and its effect has been suffocating. Commonwealth funding is increasingly subject to leasing our land and at the same time, the Commonwealth is withdrawing funding for outstations, homelands with a view to closing many of them down.

As a First Australian people we are now saying enough destruction through force feeding of system failures.

As an Indigenous people of our Nation we seek to weave our rightful place within Australia’s multicultural fabric, with people from all faiths and cultures, through the agency of a treaty, which will charter our future and enhance all of our society.
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3. America Needs You ASAP! The Iranian Deal Must Be Checked By Article II, Section II, Clause II - Demand It! Deal To Be Reached By March 24 - By Janine Turner & Juliette Turner

Here are our thoughts as to why we believe this petition is urgently important.
----Janine Turner & Juliette Turner

Your ancestry and the Founding Fathers feared the unchecked autocracy of a king, a tyrant, a dictator—or even an American president—that allowed one man to risk, and possibly ruin, the safety, liberty, and sovereignty of the people. They not only believed but knew first hand that fallible human weakness inherent in a leader, made ruthless by the quest for power and unquenchable vanity, could and would leave the people vulnerable and violated if left unchecked.

The Founding Fathers left a way to check and balance such tyrannical behavior. It was simply and specifically written in America’s founding document, the United States Constitution. Yet, this world acclaimed and historically proven document is only viable if you insist it be. If no resistance is met then silent, slippery usurpations blend into precedents upon which Presidents prey.

One such violation is happening before your very eyes—the current Iranian negotiations and impending deal. This “deal,” a treaty by another name, is supposed to be read, checked, debated, and vetted by your representatives in the United States Senate. Article II, Section II, Clause II of the Constitution states, “He (President) shall have power, by and with the advice and Consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two-thirds present concur.” In other words, the President cannot make a deal with another country and impose it upon you without your approval which flows through your duly elected Senator.

President Obama, however, is banking on the hope that you, and the majority of the American people, do not know the United States Constitution. Apathetic ignorance is the trump card which enables him to slide the Iranian deal into effect without being accountable to anyone.

My friends, this action, no matter what the precedent or the title of the deal, is a blatant infringement upon your democratic rights and the results could be disastrous – literally. Both President Obama and his administration will argue that the “deal” is technically not a “treaty.” (Merriam Webster defines the word treaty, “an official agreement that is made between two or more countries or groups.”) The Obama administration deceptively calls the negotiations the “Iranian deal,” even though it is “an official agreement that is being made between two or more countries” – the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France & Germany and Iran.

Alexander Hamilton in Federalist 69, which defines Article II, Section II, Clause II, refers to treaties as such that involve peace, commerce, alliance and every other description. The definition of the Iranian deal certainly falls into these categories.

President Obama’s unilateral attempt to execute the impending “Iranian deal” upon you without approval of the Senate is deplorable and apocalyptically dangerous. Even more stunning is the lack of revolt by the press, the people, and the Congress. Everyone’s focus is on the contents of the deal and the implications of the deal, not on how to stop the deal from being implemented.

Everyone except for Senator Lindsey Graham. Senator Graham is putting forth a bill that insists on the Iranian deal being subjected to an up or down vote in the Senate. Though I respect and admire Senator Lindsey Graham immensely and applaud him for doing so, there are two flaws to this method: a) it is not necessary – Senate approval is already a law under our United States Constitution; b) it allows the President to veto the bill, which then paralyzes debate, approval, and recourse.

The mechanism already exists: Article II, Section II, Clause II. It simply has to be enforced. No excuse or ready precedent or supposed air tight definitive can usurp the due protection you are entitled by this current Constitutional law of the land. Only your silence can accomplish this. Stand up and take back your voice. You have the right. You have the law. You have the opportunity. Call your Senator today. Insist that the Constitutional law be followed: that the Iranian deal stand the scrutiny of the Senate as prescribed in Article II, Section II, Clause II.

Facebook, Twitter, e-mail your friends. Your time has come. Petition. You must not forfeit your rights, your safety - your Constitution - because you have succumbed to the abetted belief that you can make no difference. Ring the warning bell. Be a Paul Revere.

Be a part of the collective wisdom of the people. Americans rule together; Americans must be heard. Your time is now. Patrick Henry says it best,

"They tell us sir that we are weak – unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have us bound hand and foot?"

Rally for your rights and for the enforcement of Article II, Section II, Clause II – before America’s enemies are at your door step.

Janine Turner & Juliette Turner

Founder - Constituting America

National Youth Director - Constituting America

March 4, 2015

4. No EU Treaty Change Without Referendum

EU leaders are now suggesting far reaching changes to the European Union to take much greater CONTROL of all Member States.

Let the People decide. No EU Treaty changes without a referendum.

5. Proposed United States Constitution Amendment to guarantee citizens' right

The purpose of the United States constitution is to limit government intrusion into citizens' lives.

Treaties have the authority to take away any "guaranteed" right granted in the constitution of the United States.

6. David Cameron should keep his promise and hold a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty

We want David Cameron to keep his promise and hold a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty or we will not vote Conservative.

Recently, the chairman of the Conservative Party, David Cameron, has told voters that his party will not be holding a public referendum on the EU Lisbon Treaty, despite his iron-clad promise in 2007 assuring us that one would be held.

It is abhorrent that a major political party has cut we, the British people, out of affairs that would directly affect us. It is the people that make up the UK and without us, the Conservative Party would not even exist. We demand the right to be heard.

7. The Irish Government ran a fraudulent and illegal campaign for the Lisbon Treaty

The facts outlined below will prove that the Lisbon Treaty Referendum of 2/10/09 is Null and Void under Irish and European law. I present two separate points that shall subsequently be proven:

I. Numerous violations of Irish Referendum law and discrepancies that call into question the security and validity of the votes themselves, default the Irish vote to the result of the last Referendum on the Lisbon Treaty.

II. The Irish Government, alongside the European Commission ran a fraudulent and illegal campaign for the Lisbon Treaty Referendum.

If everybody reading this downloaded the printable version and filed it with the Gardai, there's no way they could continue unhindered.
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8. Representative Mike McIntyre needs to act on global warming

In October 2007, Representative Mike McIntyre pledged to address climate change. Nearly two years later, he has done absolutely nothing to address the issue.

Enough Talk, Let's See Some Action! North Carolina residents and UNCW ECO are holding Representative Mike McIntyre accountable and calling for immediate climate action.

* WATCH the video and forward it to every North Carolina resident you know!

* CALL Rep. McIntyre at (202) 225-2731. Demand that he take global warming seriously. There is a sample script for calling, below.

* WRITE President Obama, and ask him to rejoin the international community by signing a global climate change treaty. The opportunity to pass a global treaty will arise at the December 2009 UN Climate Negotiations in Copenhagen, and President Obama must be a leader on climate change issues.

Our elected officials work for us! Make your voice heard. Demand science-based reductions on global warming pollution.

For the sake of the health and livelihood of future generations, demand science-based climate action now!



To ask the U.S. Government to develop a TREATY OF FAITHS. The objective, to join hands with all faiths to tell the world that we are love, and that we recognize our unique beliefs and will attempt to stop judging each other. All Church Leaders should talk to their constituencies and tell them that interfaith judgement should stop, and that tolerance and understanding heal our faiths, heal us, and lead us to understand that we are unique and can work next to each other in love. I would like to see this happen as a Worldwide endeavor, a true Universal occurrence. If we did this, it would be the first in history, and all people would agree to stop persecuting each other due to their Faith, their Spiritual beliefs, or Life choices (Re: Abortion. Ex: to disagree is one thing. To hurt or maim is another.)Churches of all Faiths should state that holding one's beliefs is beloved, but to act upon or judge another based on Faith or Life Choices cannot happen.



If we understand this, and start the petition in the United States, and we set the example, we might also be able to reach out worldwide to find a way to touch all Religious Traditions in love. We will submit this petition to the U.S. Government and ask for GLOBAL RECOGNITION of a TREATY OF FAITHS that will attempt to heal our Nation, heal our people, and, hopefully, eventually, the World itself. Once we have forged the TREATY OF FAITHS, we will ask the U.S. Government to build THE CHURCH OF LOVE in Washington D.C., to set a new precedent for Love in our world. This church would respect all religions, all faiths, and all philosophies. The Church of Love’s true
Philosophy, that Love and the perfection of our own souls be first and foremost, and that love bind and connect all religions in Respect and Beauty. It would support the beliefs of all people, and demonstrate that all people on this earth are born and remain equal. Love is the only True Natural Religion...Rebecca Tacosa Gray, Author/Intellectual Owner

The full proposal is viewable online at


10. We demand a Referendum on the EU Reform Treaty

In 2004, Tony Blair, the then Labour Party leader and British Prime Minister, promised the country a referendum on the EU Constitution.

He did this because the EU Constitution altered Britain’s relationship with the European Union and handed over a massive amount of power to Brussels. In 2005, the Labour Party fought and won a General Election with the referendum pledge contained in their manifesto.

Also in 2005, the EU Constitution was rejected by French and Dutch voters, ensuring the proposed constitution was scrapped.

Now, in place of the failed EU Constitution, EU leaders, including Prime Minister Gordon Brown, have signed a Reform Treaty, which is almost identical to the EU Constitution. It also involves a huge amount of powers being transferred to Brussels. However, the Labour Party has gone back on its referendum pledge of 2005 and is refusing to give the people a vote.

We, the UK Independence Party South Sefton Branch, believe that this is a disgrace and a betrayal of the British people. Therefore we are calling on Bootle’s Labour MP to follow the lead of his Labour colleagues on Merseyside, Frank Field MP and Bob Wareing MP, and support a referendum.

11. Call for EU Reform Treaty Referendum

A petition of the people of Cornwall calling to have their say on the EU Reform Treaty by way of a Referendum.


The current Labour government was elected in 2005 on a manifesto that promised to hold a referendum on the constitution of the EU.

Now the name of the constitution has been changed to Treaty and no referendum is planned.

The consequences of Britain signing up to this treaty will massively influence how this country is run and the electorate have the right to vote.

13. Podcasting And The WIPO Broadcast Treaty

June 18, 2006

The United Nations' World Intellectual Property Organization has called a last-minute meeting on June 21 in Barcelona, out of the normal diplomatic venues to try to push through the Broadcasting Treaty.

This treaty gives broadcasters (not creators or copyright holders) the right to tie up the use of audiovisual material for 50 years after broadcasting it, even if the programs are in the public domain, Creative Commons licensed, or not copyrightable.

14. End Impunity: Equal Rights for All Under the Law

In 1998, the United Nations finalized the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court. The statute guarantees a court to deal with the most atrocious criminals on the planet: those who commit war crimes and crimes against humanity. Even recent events, such as the genocide killings in Rwanda, remind us of the importance of a standard, objective Court of Law. The International Court intends to assume jurisdiction only in countries that have ratified the treaty, and only for the most monstrous crimes. The Criminal Court is potentially the most important institution for human rights in half a century.

However, the United States of America have made it clear that they will not ratify the Rome Statute. In 2002, the United States government informed the United Nations that "the United States does not intend to become a party to the treaty." In fact, they are on a diplomatic mission to create impunity agreements for its nationals from the Criminal Court. Basically, these impunity agreements would prevent any United States national from facing the Criminal Court. It is unfair to give one nationality exemption from law which should be standard all over the world. It is neither the intention of the Court, nor the writers of this petition, to take away power or basic rights from United States citizens. Simply, the court was formed to provide equality under the law and this is impossible with the existence of impunity agreements.

15. Parental Abduction - Japan should sign the Hague Convention Treaty

Japan must sign the Hague Convention Treaty. My son was abducted by his mother from Canada to Japan on Feb 20th 2001 and I have not seen my son since. This has to stop. I love my son and he has a lot of family here that miss him and love him as much as I do.

Thank You for your signature.

16. Support European Union Enlargement

The people of the Republic of Ireland voted against the Nice Treaty in a referendum on June 7, 2001. The rejection was for a number of complex reasons mainly related fears of being enmeshed in a military alliance or loss of independence to EU institutions. Yet, in the European media we are being portrayed as a selfish nation who don't want to see the economic benefits of EU membership being extended to the East European countries.

17. Ban Landmines Now!

Landmines were created to slow-down large-scale enemy advancement in war, but in reality, 80% of estimated casualties are innocent civilians. In 1997 the International Campaign to Ban Landmines put the mine ban treaty into effect. This treaty bans the use, production, and transfer of antipersonnel landmines and has been ratified by 112 countries and signed by 139.

18. International Transfer of Offenders Treaty

This petition is on matters concerning the International Transfer of Offenders Treaty. American prison authorities, both federal and state, have for years violated the Transfer of Offender Treaty rights, including the letter of the treaty, with discrimination, denials, injustices, lack of medical treatment, the list is not exhaustive. Our men and women are suffering so much so, that even their family and friends are feeling the atrocities caused by these prison administrators.