Liberals intent on imposing backdoor globalism

INHOFE AND DEMINT: U.N. treaties mean LOST U.S. sovereignty

Washingtontimes – For years, liberals and misguided State Department officials have pushed for the U.S. Senate to ratify the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST). This treaty would convey ownership of the oceans to a United Nations agency and give international bureaucrats veto authority over U.S. naval operations and could force the United States to comply with international carbon emissions caps.

Last week, we defeated LOST by securing commitments to ensure it cannot gain the 67 votes needed for ratification.

However, no sooner had the 34th Republican senator signed a letter opposing LOST than the surrender of American sovereignty was put back on the table by foreign diplomats and their internationalist allies in the federal government.

With LOST dead, the new treaties being promoted to take its place include the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Disabled, which calls for government agents to supersede the authority of parents of disabled children and even covers abortion. Also, the Obama administration has begun negotiations on a new U.N. treaty to create international gun control rules that could slowly erode our Second Amendment.

The globalist ideologues behind these treaties are either ignorant of or hostile to the universal human experience that problems are best solved by the people and institutions closest to them. So assured are these masters of their mandate to direct the lives and wealth of other people that they see their routine failures to do so efficiently at the local, state and national level merely as reason to ascend to new heights of international command and control.

Our nation’s founders understood this hubristic temptation of public officials. Thomas Jefferson stated in his inaugural address the principle of “peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none.” Instead, America sought to constrain our actions within the confines of the consent of the people. It is this measure of accountability that fetters both policymaking and policymakers. This is precisely why internationalists prefer to elevate authority wherever possible above democratic accountability.

This explains the feverish effort to join the United States to so many international treaties and conventions on every subject under the sun. It is a backdoor effort to impose extreme liberal policies on Americans who would never vote for them if given the choice.

That was precisely the motivation behind President Obama and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John F. Kerry’s effort to ratify LOST in a lame-duck session of Congress, when public scrutiny and accountability would be minimal.

They argue that we need this treaty, which the Senate correctly has ignored since its original completion in 1982, to ensure America’s access to the world’s shipping lanes. Of course, we already have such access, no thanks to a piece of paper, but to the world’s most powerful navy.

In exchange for gaining something it already has, then, the United States would, under LOST, surrender billions, possibly trillions, in royalty payments for oil and gas produced from our Outer Continental Shelf. At the same time, the treaty would expose our citizens to frivolous lawsuits in international courts.

LOST would trade in our Constitution for a vague 200-page compact drafted by foreign diplomats. It would trade in our Founding Fathers for the United Nations, and “we the people” for “you the foreign secretaries we’ve never heard of and didn’t elect.”

This desire to substitute the received wisdom of international committees, led by nations like Sudan and Russia, for the electoral judgment of the American people is the motivation behind LOST and every other sovereignty-peddling treaty making the rounds.

It explains the Kyoto Protocols, which would have handed over American energy policymaking to international green-ocrats. It explains the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, which would supersede federal, state and local laws, mandating choices and decisions best left to parents.

The same is true for the U.N. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, which would empower international bureaucrats to set local laws concerning abortion, marriage, day care and even Mother’s Day.

In the end, for all their titles and credentials, the globalists are just liberal politicians with well-worn passports. It is not some new form of international harmony they seek but just larger institutions from which to impose their old, discredited agenda.

They see the U.S. Constitution as an obstacle to progress and so seek to supersede it by any means available to them. The debates about these treaties are not about the legalistic minutiae they contain but the sovereign citizenry they threaten.

The American people’s God-given and constitutionally protected right to self-government must be protected. The fact that our people remain skeptical toward the schemes of international diplomats is a sign of their enduring wisdom.

LOST is dead, for now. But new efforts to hand over American sovereignty to international authority already are under way. Only with the ongoing help and vigilance of the American people can we hope to defeat the next generation of unnecessary, unrepublican and undemocratic treaties.

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3 comments for “Liberals intent on imposing backdoor globalism

  1. July 28, 2012 at 7:28 am

    How do “WE THE PEOPLE” stop the take over of our God given Rights? At this very moment our beloved Constitution is being walked on and dismantled, by some of the same leaders we elected. Our nation is in a heap of trouble!!The Yahoo’s in Washington,think they know better then we do about what is right for us and our families. You want Americans to follow the ‘law of the land,but you politicians,think those laws are not for you. For example,if Obama care is so great,then every politician,an court justice,should be required to have the same insurance policy as the rest of us John Does.You know,the insurance policy that you said we just had to have.The one that you passed during the night,during the Christmas holidays.You know,that bill that most American’s were against in the first place. The one that takes $500 billion out of Medicaid and rations health care for the elderly. Remember that one! Remember that one that makes it a crime if you don’t take Obama care insurance. It was for our own good you said and then you rammed that piece of legislation down our throats.You also said,it had to pass it to see what was in the bill. That’s the same piece of legislation that is going to hire 16,00 IRS agents to enforce a bad policy. That is the same policy you will be forced to take or else. Land of the free my foot. If it’s such a good policy why do they need rationing of health care to make it work? Remember that one! In this case one size does not fit all. Over the years, we have been told to contact our elected leaders an tell them about this and that policy and how we either support it or oppose it.So I gave it a try. In response I was told by a SC senator that he did not have to talk to me because I was not from his home state. That a bunch of hooey.I do have family down their and guess what,you lost their vote. You also lost their confidence that you will listen to “WE THE PEOPLE”. I wrote another congressman about the small arms vote that this administration is suppose to sign with the UN. I was told that law had to be ratified by the Senate and they would never pass such a law. We’re not fool’s,if they passed Obama care in the middle of the night during Christmas week,then they will try any thing. We should not loose our second amendment rights to appease the UN. In case you dd not notice it,we don’t have many friends in the UN.Do you really want them telling American’s what we can and can’t not do or say. We are not getting our money’s worth from Congressmen and Senator’s that we sent to represent this “Republic”. They are no longer representing America and for many the oath they took, to Protect and Defend the Constitution of the United states means nothing. Have you not wonder why a person running for public office, would spend million’s and million’s of dollars to get hired for a job, that only pay’s $150,00 or $250,00 dollars.Figure that one out! We’ll continue to love our country,but question the ability of leaders to lead our nation to a shinning spot on the hill. For me and my family it appears that they do not have our backs.Do they have yours? Thanks for letting have my 2-cents worth of conversation,while Freedom still rings in the USA. Think it was Patrick Henry who said is best,”Give me Liberty or give me death”. Take care America. SP

  2. August 7, 2012 at 7:55 am

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  3. August 8, 2012 at 6:10 am

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