Pressure Obama Now on Sovereignty-Robbing Treaties
By James P. Tucker Jr.
Several sovereignty-surrendering treaties are piled on Barack Obama’s desk waiting to be slipped past the U.S. Senate when the new Congress is seated in January. He is unlikely to act during the election season, but concerned citizens must remain on guard while the international propaganda machine is grinding away.
Propaganda is so effective that well-meaning Americans are being exploited. Jim Horn, vice president of Colonial Williamsburg, is supporting having the historic city designated a “World Heritage Site.” The designation would give the UN, not Virginia, control. The UN could say where roads or buildings could or could not be built. Under this arrangement, the locality could only plead for changes and could be denied.
It’s notable to recall that the Rockefeller family was instrumental in establishing Colonial Williamsburg, just as that family sold the land for the establishment of the UN’s headquarters along the East River in Manhattan.
The Williamsburg connection is especially well documented in the late Ferdinand Lundberg’s noted book The Rockefeller Syndrome. The proposed UN site includes historic Jamestown, Yorktown National Battlefield and Colonial National Historic Park.
Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown and the battlefield are already “world heritages” without UN bureaucrats being involved. Jamestown was the first permanent English settlement in the New World (not the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock, Mass.). It was in Williamsburg that the Virginia state legislature (then called the House of Burgesses) was established. Now meeting in the Virginia capital, Richmond, it is the longest continuing legislative body in the United States. It was at Yorktown that the British surrendered, largely ending the Revolutionary War.
But under the UN’s World Heritage Site designation, control will go to its Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, commonly referred to as UNESCO, which has been called a “global school board” by critics.
Other pending sovereignty-surrendering treaties:
• The Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, or OECD. Already 87 jurisdictions have signed on to its global “tax standard.” The OECD is demanding that nations increase their taxes under an international cartel. Your personal financial information would be available to OECD bureaucrats. Its ultimate goal is a global tax collected by the UN. Such a direct tax on the “citizens of the world” is pending before the UN General Assembly.
• The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). This treaty has been pending for 30 years, since President Jimmy Carter signed it in 1980. Twice, it has been voted favorably out of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. It is strongly supported by Obama (a self-proclaimed “citizen of the world”) and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. If ratified, Americans could be induced to abandon Mother’s Day. The treaty proclaims that celebrating Mother’s Day violates women’s rights by perpetuating a negative cultural stereotype.
• The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), signed by President Bill Clinton in February 1995. It is supported by Obama. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) is leading the fight for ratification. Under this treaty, the UN becomes your house nanny, with absolute authority. Tell your child to be home by 10 p.m. on a school night? If you do so, the purpose of this treaty would mean your son could protest to UN bureaucrats who would decide the issue. Did you “ground” your child for bad behavior? The UN may second-guess and punish you.
The Law of the Sea Treaty, or LOST, also has been monitored by this AFP writer and will be tracked over the next few months. It would give the UN effective control over the oceans and the almost infinite mineral wealth underneath them, among other things.
Call either 202-456-1111 for the comment line or 202-456-1414 for the White House switchboard to talk to an operator. Listen to the prompts.
AFP editor James P. Tucker Jr. is a veteran journalist who spent many years as a member of the “elite” media in Washington. Since 1975 he has won widespread recognition, here and abroad, for his pursuit of on-the-scene stories reporting the intrigues of global power blocs such as the Bilderberg Group. Tucker is the author of Jim Tucker’s Bilderberg Diary: One Man’s 25-Year Battle to Shine the Light on the World Shadow Government. Bound in an attractive full-color softcover and containing 272 pages—loaded with photos, many never published before—the book recounts Tucker’s experiences over the last quarter century at Bilderberg meetings. $25 from AFP. No charge for S&H in U.S.
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