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Say goodbye to the U.N.

By Joseph Farah. Source:, March 20, 2003.

America is beginning to see it.

There's no place for the United States in the United Nations.

As I say in my new book, "Taking America Back," it's time for all Americans to stand up tall against the march toward global political and economic unions that afford the American people no accountability, that recognize no inalienable rights and that create supranational governments that can only lead to tyranny on a worldwide scale.

Globalism represents government encroachment's final frontier. Having proved itself totally incapable of guarding individual rights, personal freedom and national sovereignty even under the best of circumstances, as in the United States, globalists intend to take their social-engineering and wealth-transfer experiments worldwide.

By definition, it is un-American to submit sovereign citizens of the United States to laws, treaties, regulations and foreign authorities to which they have no accountability. Last time I checked, we Americans don't elect any representatives to the United Nations or any other global body.

World government is a profoundly un-American idea. And, worse yet, the global conspirators - and there is simply no other way to describe them - are planning to hand over control of our lives and livelihoods to worldwide authorities who would like nothing better than to see America knocked down a notch or two, all in the name of "leveling the playing field."

They'll use any means necessary to get us there - including lying about and hyping crises, both real and imagined, such as global warming, AIDS and overpopulation. They are all just means to an end.

And what is that end? It's the further centralization and consolidation of power - this time on a worldwide scale. That's what all these multinational treaties are really about. They are moving us toward global governance - away from the constitutional principles and foundations of the American republic, away from limited government, away from checks and balances.

Many Americans still buy the lie that only a worldwide body such as the United Nations can really move the world closer to peace. It's not only the latest developments that show that to be a lie. The track record of the international body over many years is abysmal to say the least.

For example, remember the horror of the Rwanda tribal genocide in 1994? In a few months, as many as 1 million people were killed. Who was the United Nations secretary-general back then? It was an Egyptian by the name of Boutros Boutros-Ghali. He and the U.N. were criticized for standing by while the slaughter took place.

But less known is the fact that Boutros-Ghali actually played a leading role in supplying weapons to the Hutu regime that carried out the campaign of genocide against the Tutsi tribe during his tenure as top executive at the U.N.

As minister of foreign affairs in Egypt, Boutros-Ghali facilitated an arms deal in 1990, which was to result in $26 million of mortar bombs, rocket launchers, grenades and ammunition being flown from Cairo to Rwanda. The arms were used by Hutus in attacks which led to up to a million deaths.

And that's really the problem with these international government bodies.

The U.N. is not just, as many Americans suspect, a group of incompetent busybodies. It is, instead, a global criminal enterprise determined to shift power away from individuals and sovereign nation-states to a small band of unaccountable international elites.

Here are some of the ways the U.N. has tread on U.S. sovereignty in recent years:

The U.N. has designated American geographic wonders from Niagara Falls to the Grand Canyon to Lake Tahoe as "World Heritage Areas," and instructed the citizens of the United States on how we should behave around these "international" treasures.

The United States Army has, in the case of Bosnia and elsewhere, been drafted into service to the U.N. Michael New, a serviceman who swore allegiance to the Constitution and the United States when he signed up for duty, refused to don U.N. colors and serve under U.N. command. He was court-martialed and dishonorably discharged for his principled and logical stand.

The U.N. sent an investigator from Senegal into the United States to look into capital punishment as a human-rights abuse based on a Geneva-based commission's report about an increase in U.S. executions, racism in the use of the death penalty and other complaints.

Now's the time to stand up for our sovereignty and our individual rights by demanding that we withdraw from the U.N. and, most importantly of all, stop funding this madness with U.S. taxpayer dollars.