In 2005, then Secretary General of the U.N. Kofi Annan observed that, while the U.N. previously dealt only with governments, in the interest of global peace and prosperity the United Nations should extend its reach and partner directly with the business community, civil society, and international organizations. He envisioned the elimination of state sovereignty and nationalism to make way for global citizenship, ushering in a borderless world run by a U.N.-centered, international bureaucracy. This world government with international institutions, global citizenship, and a world code of justice would supplant individual nation-state governments to bring about a better world free of hunger, conflict, and inequities.
However, idealistic Annan’s vision, the reality would be darker and misshapen, like the grotesque creature put together by Dr. Frankenstein. Signing away of sovereignty and independence is a surefire route to tyrannical subordination of freedom and individual liberty. One-size-fits-all precepts imposed on all nations by an international body would ignore regional needs, interests and values. World governance would eliminate the ability and self-determination of nations to protect their interests and act for the good and security of their people. These functions would be abdicated to an international body without direct consent of the people. Further, if the U.N. became the world governing body, we’d be overseen by an organization dominated by state sponsors of terror, dictatorships, and anti-Western forces. For the United States, this amounts to what Joseph Klein, author of Global Deception: The UN’s Stealth Assault on America’s Freedom, called “the neutering of the Constitution and the nation it defines.”
Yet, the imperial presidency of Obama and his “I have a pen and a phone” executive overreach has been doggedly pursuing this perverse global vision. Obama has sought to bring life to this Frankenstein creation of non-participatory globalist government that dismisses the constitutional order and the citizen self-government intended by our Founding Fathers. Obama’s “fundamental transformation of America” program aligns with U.N. goals in its acceptance of open borders and expanded rights for illegal aliens, socialized medicine, income redistribution, subordination of the American justice system to international law, unilateral disarmament, and other policies designed to weaken America.
This globalist view that ignores national interests and the needs of individual communities has been evident in both U.S. and U.N. response to and management of the Ebola pandemic, illegal immigration, and border control. For example, this week, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon swiftly condemned New York, Illinois and New Jersey for enforcing mandatory, 21-day quarantines for health workers returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa. Although more than 10,000 people have contracted the virus in Africa, the U.N. chief attacked as unjust the vigilance of U.S. state governments to protect their citizens by segregating potentially infected persons from the general populace. He judgmentally intoned, “Those who develop infections should be supported, not stigmatized.”
In this inappropriate overreach into U.S. domestic affairs, the Secretary General of the United Nations criticized the disease control policies of those directly responsible for the welfare of the populations of New York, New Jersey, and Illinois. Remarkably, this blatant interference, which mirrored the position of the Obama administration, did not generate outrage by state authorities. Instead, they readily modified their guidelines from mandated quarantines to voluntary self-monitoring. Curiously, no objections arose to an official federal policy instituting a 21-day sequestration and monitoring of American military personnel in Italy who had returned from West Africa.
In further accord with the U.N. position, Obama is reportedly preparing to relax immigration rules to permit foreign Ebola victims to receive treatment in the United States. This plan was revealed this week on Fox News by Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) who received the information from a government whistleblower.
This action on Ebola followed another push for global government that occurred earlier this year, focusing on illegal immigration. In July, after it became clear that the near-blanket amnesty for illegal aliens – the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” immigration reform bill – would be rejected by the House, the U.N., “like the well-timed swoop of a falcon,” pushed a declaration to declare a humanitarian crisis on the U.S. border and afford internationally protected, refugee status for border crossers. This from an international body that stood idly by while millions were slaughtered in Cambodia and Uganda in the 1970s and two to three million, mostly Black Christians, were driven from their homes in Darfur during the last decade.
Armed with the rubber stamp of the United Nations and “his pen and his phone,” Obama is proceeding on the path toward executive amnesty despite congressional disapproval. By changing immigration-law enforcement priorities and subverting state government authority, he has advanced his agenda to flood the country with illegal immigrants and move “forward” with his plan for the “fundamental transformation of America.”
Last week, former State Department officer, Jessica Vaughan, now an immigration expert at the Center for Immigration Studies in Washington, D.C., reported that the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a vendor requisition for the production over the next five years of up to 34 million blank green cards and work permits. Ms. Vaughn noted that in 2013, the government issued a mere one million green cards, one million work permits, and a half million replacement cards.
Further, Obama’s public statements have made clear his intent to implement the U.N.’s concept of “world citizenship.” Obama recently told the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, “I’ve said this before that…I would act to fix as much of our immigration systems as I can on my own, and meant what I said. So this is not a question of if, but when.”
Obama’s pursuit of this goal has raised concerns from those whose job is to protect U.S. citizens as evidenced by a statement this week from Kenneth Palinkas, president of the National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council, a union representing 12,000 immigration officers. “It is our job to ensure that terrorists, disease, criminals, public charges, and other undesirable groups are kept out of the United States,” Palinkas said. “Unfortunately, we have been blocked in our efforts to accomplish this mission…”
The “hope and change” that sold many voters on the Obama presidency has now become “the fundamental transformation of America,” a distorted monster of a political idea buttressed by the one world government/global citizenship agenda of the U.N. This does not signal a step “forward” but a certain path to a less secure, less free, less independent America. Ultimately, such policies endanger public safety, burden taxpayers, and rob us of the liberty and freedom inherent in a sovereign nation.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.