Of course, you have probably already heard the news, but now, as the late Paul Harvey used to say, you're about to hear the rest of the story.
The Associated Press (AP) reported that "some diplomats and supporters blamed the United States for the unraveling of the month long negotiating conference" and quoted a spokesman from Amnesty International who claims that it "was stunning cowardice by the Obama administration, which at the last minute did an about-face and scuttled progress toward a global arms treaty, just as it reached the finish line."
Additionally, the AP quoted another diplomat who "blamed the U.S., saying 'they derailed the process,' adding that nothing will happen to revive negotiations until after the U.S. presidential election in November.'"
But "cowardice" on the part of the Obama Regime didn't "derail the process?"
Some of the credit goes to Senator Jerry Moran and 50 other United States Senators who sent a letter to Hillary Clinton stating that they would "oppose ratification of an Arms Trade Treaty that in any way restricts the rights of law-abiding American gun owners,"
As for the lion's share of the credit, that goes to you. These Senators took action because patriotic Americans, like you, took action, and the 47,000 Blast Faxes you sent to our elected officials made a huge difference.
Far too many times, we neglect to thank you for sending Blast Faxes and making calls; and, far too often, we don't tell you exactly why your actions have such a profound impact; but we're going to rectify that mistake right now, because quite frankly, your contributions to winning this battle can't be overestimated.
It's been well known for years that our elected officials view every letter or fax or phone call they receive as representing the views of at least 100 people.
These types of actions carry such profound weight because they require some form of commitment from you and our elected officials need to see you take an action that requires some level of commitment before they take you seriously. (And, by the way, that's why emails don't come close to carrying the weight of faxes, phone calls or postal letters. Sending an email is simply too easy.)
When you send a fax, or put a stamp on a letter or make a phone call, you magnify your voice by a factor of 100; and if you can call multiple offices, or send multiple letters to a number of offices or fax multiple offices, you magnify your voice even more; and that's precisely why we fax multiple offices on your behalf when you participate in a Blast Fax initiative.
As a GrassTopsUSA subscriber and member, you are at the top of the food chain when it comes to grassroots activism (that's why we call ourselves GrassTopsUSA and not, GrassRootsUSA) and stand head and shoulders above your peers when it comes to effecting positive change.
You're not content to simply send a marginally effective email, or worthless Tweet, or unseen Facebook post to your elected officials or curse at the wind or throw your shoe at the television set out of sheer frustration.
Instead, you take actions that have a real impact and that is precisely why you have such a real and profound impact. There's an old expression: the squeaky wheel gets the grease, and your squeaks are among the loudest.
Of course, ATT is not dead and buried. Like the Law of the Sea Treaty, it will be back.
Those in government who betray their solemn vows and mistakenly believe that their job is to subjugate, rather than serve, the people who elect them to high office, don't give up.
But we'll be there to fight whenever tyranny rears its ugly head, and with you behind us, we know that all of us who stand for freedom and liberty will win the day.
Again, accept our thanks. Our staff does its part but, unlike Mr. Obama, we'll never be so egotistical as to say that "you didn't do that."
We know better and we'll always know, in the end, that you are the driving force behind GrassTopsUSA.
P.S. For the record, here are the name of the 43 Republican and 8 Democrat Senators who signed the letter: Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Max Baucus (D-MT), John Barrasso (R-WY), Mark Begich (D-AK), Roy Blunt (R-MO), John Boozman (R-AR), Richard Burr (R-NC), Bob Casey (D-PA), Dan Coats (R-IN), Tom Coburn (R-OK), Thad Cochran (R-MS), Susan Collins (R-ME), Bob Corker (R-TN), John Cornyn (R-TX), Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Jim DeMint (R-SC), Mike Enzi (R-WY), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Dean Heller (R-NV), John Hoeven (R-ND), Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), James Inhofe (R-OK), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Mike Johanns (R-NE), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Mike Lee (R-UT), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Ben Nelson (D-NE), Rand Paul (R-KY), Rob Portman (R-OH), Mark Pryor (D-AR), Jim Risch (R-ID), Pat Roberts (R-KS), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Richard Shelby (R-AL), Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Jon Tester (D-MT), John Thune (R-SD), Pat Toomey (R-PA), David Vitter (R-LA), Jim Webb (D-VA), and Roger Wicker (R-MS).