We Must Change The UN Debate – Expose Its Real Threat

Many who advocate American withdrawal from the United Nations believe theirs is a lost cause. They see little or no movement in the Congress or in American attitudes to indicate a willingness to expel the UN. Can we ever hope to win this battle and save America's precious freedoms and sovereignty? Most elected officials and American citizens viewed the UN as a positive force in the world. Most who still think that way believe the UN is essential as a forum to debate international disputes, instead of fighting wars. That is the rhetoric used to sell the UN and continues to be its image. But in fact, we have made great strides in the battle to get the truth out about the UN over the past few years. Not long ago, the only organized opposition to the UN was that of the John Birch Society. It was a lone voice ...
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The UN’s Dirty Little Secret

You rarely hear of it. No elected official raises an eyebrow. The media makes no mention. But power is slowly slipping away from your elected representatives. In much the same way Mao Tse-tung had his Red Guards, so the UN has its NGO's. They may well be your masters of tomorrow, and you don't even know who or what they are. NGO stands for non-government organization. These are activists such as the Environmental Defense Fund, National Audubon Society, the Nature Conservancy, National Wildlife Federation, Zero Population Growth and Planned Parenthood. In 1968, the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) adopted Resolution 1296 which grants "consultative" status to certain NGO's. From the beginning, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) was the key NGO, along with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). When the World Resources Institute (WRI) was founded in 1982, it became the third leg of an NGO ...
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The Time is Now… The United Nations – Irrelevant and Dangerous

March 28, 2003 By Tom DeWeese The world is in chaos and, quite frankly, it’s the United Nations’ fault. It gives validity to zealots and petty bigots. It helps to keep tyrannical dictators in power. It provides money and aid to international terrorists. And it sets itself up as the international economic and environmental standard to which all nations are to mirror. The truth is, the United Nations is the root of international trouble, not the answer. Saddam Hussein is in power, able to threaten world peace today because the United States allowed the United Nations to dictate the terms for the finish to the Gulf War after an American-organized coalition all but annihilated Iraq. In the intervening ten years, Iraq has time and again broken the terms of that treaty. The UN’s response has been to pass 17 resolutions to demand that Iraq behave itself. Those resolutions are toothless ...
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Entangling Alliances: George Washington vs. the UN

March 3, 2003 By Tom DeWeese There are a lot of people in this country who don’t believe the United Nations is a threat to American sovereignty and independence. Many on Capitol Hill will tell you that there is not a single word in a single UN document that says the UN will control land in this country. Technically that’s true. In fact, most UN documents take great pains to include language to specifically state that each nation will maintain its own sovereignty. Here’s why the UN is in fact a threat and how it all works. Sovereignty is the answer to the question: "who’s in charge?" You have to answer that question before you can answer the parallel question: "who’s responsible?" To have true sovereignty over our land we the people, through our elected representatives, must be in charge of decisions over it and we must have the responsibility ...
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The UN’s Global Malfeasance

February 19, 2003 By Tom DeWeese Anyone who has submitted themselves to the agony of watching the US Security Council debate has surely concluded the UN is not only incapable of fulfilling its primary mission to avert wars, but is criminally negligent. UN supporters have accused their opponents of over-stating the case about the threat it poses to national sovereignty, the right of ours and other nations to self-governance. They dismiss documents like the Charter for Global Democracy as merely a "wish list" of private organizations that do not reflect the true UN agenda. If, however, one accepts UN Secretary General Kofi Annan as the official voice of the UN, then it is useful, if not essential, to listen to what he says regarding the Charter. You be the judge of what is official UN policy. Principle 1 of the Charter For Global Democracy: Consolidation of all international agencies under ...
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UN Skyscrapers and the Rise of Global Governance

February 6. 2003 By Tom DeWeese The fifty-year-old United Nations headquarters building in New York City is starting to show its age. The old building no longer conforms to modern safety, fire and building codes. There’s asbestos in the walls. Security needs for protecting the important folks inside is becoming a nightmare. It’s a fire trap. Recently the UN unveiled its plan for a top-to-bottom renovation of its current Manhattan-located, 38 floor building. The plans would also include building an additional 30 story tower, nearly doubling the UN’s headquarter space. Cost of the project is estimated at $1.3 billion. Of course, the UN continually pleads poverty. There’s never enough money to fund its self-imposed, ever-expanding agenda. What to do? Silly question. What does the UN always do when it needs something? It looks for that never-ending pot of gold at the end of the Potomac. That’s right, after constantly bashing ...
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DeWeese Warns “Sustainable Development” Threatens US Sovereignty

January 21, 2003 Addresses CPAC, Jan 22 at Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA Washington, DC – As debate rages over the President’s State of the Union speech, Tom DeWeese, the president of the American Policy Center, will tell an audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference that "sustainable development" policies, many of which are being pursued by the Bush administration, will determine how their private property is used, what businesses may operate in their community, how food is grown, and how their children will be educated. The conference is being held on Thursday, Jan 22, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. "An international agenda has been set in motion, beginning with the United Nation’s treaties and agreements," says DeWeese. "That agenda is now working its way down through federal to state to local government policy." As just one example, the Bush administration has begun issuing grants to help ...
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Global Forum on the Reinvention of Government

by Henry Lamb On January 14, Al Gore convened the Global Forum on the Reinvention of Government, at the U.S. State Department. Representatives from 40 nations were present. The first speaker was the president of the Ford Foundation. Next, Secretary of State Albright introduced Al Gore by reciting the "leadership" Gore has exhibited in his reinvention of American government, boasting that the government has become more efficient, "user-friendly," and with fewer bureaucrats. After a few half-hearted hints at humility, Gore began his all-too-familiar tirade about the horrors of the status quo, and the urgency to transform government into his vision of "global governance." Gore's vision of global governance is not Al Gore's; he is simply the leading salesman in the United States for a vision that has evolved over decades in the international community. The vision is articulated in Agenda 21, in Our Global Neighborhood, the report of the Commission ...
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One Third of 107th Congress Failed to Protect US Sovereignty

Massachusetts called "State of Shame" January 6, 2003 Washington, DC - One third of the members of the 107th Congress failed to support four key pieces of legislation designed to protect members of the US military and opposing funding of United Nations programs that undermine the sovereignty of the United States. "This is a frightening scenario," said Tom DeWeese, president of the American Policy Center, a grassroots, activist think tank, "and one can only hope that the last election's shift of political power will afford Americans protection against the efforts of the UN to erode and undermine our national sovereignty." Of the 435 members of the 107th Congress, 130 voted against the American Servicemembers Protection Act (HR 1794), and amendments to strike funding for UNESCO (Amdt 33 to HR 1646), the UN International Criminal Court (Amdt 480 to HR 4546), and for (Amdt 191 to HR 2500) UN peacekeeping operations ...
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The United Nations: It’s Time to End the Farce

December 16, 2002 By Tom DeWeese The world is in chaos and, quite frankly, it's the United Nations' fault. It gives validity to zealots and petty bigots. It helps to keep tyrannical dictators in power. It provides money and aid to international terrorists. And it sets itself up as the international economic and environmentalstandard which all nations are to mirror. The United Nations is the root cause of international trouble, not the answer. Saddam Hussein is in power, able to threaten world peace today, because theUnited States allowed the United Nations to dictate the terms for the finish to the Gulf War after an American-organized coalition all but annihilated Iraq as a war machine. In the intervening decade, Iraq has time and again broken the terms of that treaty. The UN's response has been to pass 17 toothless resolutions to demand that Iraq behave itself. Delay. Negotiate. Recommend. Study. Reconsider ...
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U.N. Sees No Evil

August 22, 2002 By Tom DeWeese Only the United Nations, we're told, has the vision and the moral authority to be the keepers of justice in the world. Well, as they say, actions speak louder than words. The UN's bureaucrats spend a huge amount of time wringing their hands over the United States' lack of cooperation with their schemes for global governance. They insist that global governance through the UN is vital to assure the complete well-being of citizens in every nation. Consider, though, the on-going tragedy in Zimbabwe. For several years that nation's president, Robert Mugabe, has been systematically cleansing the white race from its society. Mugabe issued orders that whites would no longer be allowed to own farms in the nation. Now his stormtroopers are arresting any whites who have defied his eviction notices on more than 5,000 farms. In fact, the soldiers are even arresting those white ...
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Bush vs. UN’s International Criminal Court: Stay Tuned

August 5, 2002 By Tom DeWeese President Bush did the right thing when he announced that the United States would not be a party to the United Nations’ International Criminal Court (ICC). He officially "unsigned" the ICC treaty that Bill Clinton had bound us to during the waning hours of his presidency. Bush’s action was a bold move and marked the first time in recent memory that an American president had taken such a strong stand against the United Nations in favor of American interests. The truth is, without U.S. participation the ICC is little more than an empty shell, just like the rest of the UN operation. The internationalists can huff and puff all day about enforcing their will on the world, but they simply are not powerful enough to make the United States do anything against our will. Many anti-UN activists, myself included, were excited at the prospects ...
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2009: UN’s International Criminal Court Indicts Bush

April 22, 2002 By Tom DeWeese A stunned former President George W. Bush sat in the docket of the United Nation's International Criminal Court listening to the charges brought against him. The year is 2009 and, among the charges, is genocide against the Iraqi people, when the US invaded Iraq to replace its leadership in 2002. The former US President had been captured at his ranch in Beaufort, Texas, after he received what he thought was a delegation of Mexican diplomats. They were, in fact, Mexican commandos deputized by the United Nations to take Bush into custody. His small staff of Secret Service agents were quickly disarmed and the former President was whisked from his ranch by helicopter and, from Mexico City, taken by jet to Belgium where the Court's permanent headquarters had been established. Formal protests were filed by the President and the Department of State, noting that the ...
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Center Says Bush UN Ambassador Choice “Critical to US Sovereignty”

"The issue of national sovereignty will be on the line when the new Bush administration selects the individual to be its ambassador to the United Nations," said Tom DeWeese of the American Policy Center. "Right now, it appears to be leaning toward people known more for their support of United Nation's objectives, than people who are dedicated to preserving the sovereignty of this nation." The American Policy Center is an activist think tank headquartered just outside Washington, DC. National sovereignty is a major concern of the Center and it has joined a coalition called The Committee for American Leadership to oppose the appointment of either former Congressman Lee Hamilton or former diplomat, John Whitehead, both mentioned as choices for the job. Both Hamilton and Whitehead are associated with the United Nations Association (UNA-USA), the premier pro-United Nations lobbying organization in the US. The Association favors granting the UN the ever-widening ...
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The Aftermath of the U.N. Millennium Summit… A Renewed Commitment to Global Governance

By Peyton Knight, Associate Editor Now that the U.N. Millennium Summit has come and gone, many are wondering "what happened?" What consensus was reached at the gathering? Are the tools for global governance in place? What will become of our nation’s sovereignty? Did our president express the best interest of the United States? What can citizens of the U.S. expect now that the Summit is over? While the methods for implementation were vague, the goals for accomplishment were incredibly specific. Everything was promised to everyone. Indeed, the world forum sounded like a roomful of Al Gore’s, each one trying to outdo the other with how much they could pander to their audience of third world countries and socialist dictators. The underlying theme was simple: The world has problems. Only the U.N. can solve them. Give us the power. Sound familiar? It should. It’s the same mantra that liberals and socialists ...
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Center Delivers over 300,000 Petitions to Congress

Introduces "Sovereignty Vote Index" at Conference Washington, DC - The American Policy Center presented more than 300,000 petitions to Congress in support of the American Sovereignty Restoration Act (H.R. 1146) at a Capitol Hill press conference today. The petitions call for U.S. withdrawal from the United Nations. The American Policy Center’s President, Tom DeWeese also unveiled the "National Sovereignty Vote Index" which rates Congressmen according to their votes for bills involving national sovereignty. "We are putting a bright spotlight on those in Congress who don’t support national sovereignty. And we’ve brought more than 300,000 signed petitions to show Congress that the American people want their sovereignty protected," said DeWeese. The Vote Index rates members of the House of Representatives according to their votes on five key pieces of legislation. A review of the voting records reveals that almost half of 435 representatives failed to support legislation to protect America’s national ...
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APC has obtained a copy of the ‘Millennium Declaration’ which will be signed by the heads-of-state attending the Millennium Summit. View it here for the first time.

Millennium Assembly & Summit Declaration PRESIDENT'S WORKING DRAFT Editor's note: This is the near-final draft which will be presented to the delegates to the Millennium Assembly and Summit meeting at the United Nation in New York, September 6 - 9, 2000. Delegates will undoubtedly make minor word changes during the session, but the essence of the Declaration will remain. I. Values and Principles 1. We, the Heads of State and Government of the Member States of the United Nations, have gathered at the dawn of a new Millennium at United Nations Headquarters in New York to reaffirm our faith in the Organization and its Charter as indispensable foundations of a more peaceful, prosperous and just world. 2. We recognize that, in addition to our separate responsibilities to our individual societies, we have a collective responsibility to uphold the principles of equality and equity at the global level. As leaders we ...
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The UN’s Charter For Global Democracy… The “Final Solution” For American Independence

By Tom DeWeese "The bedrock of every country’s international relations must be the mission of using the United Nations system as the machinery for working and acting together." Shridath Ramphal, co-chairman, UN Commission on Global Governance "Nationhood as we know it will be obsolete, all states will recognize a single, global authority…National sovereignty wasn’t such a great idea after all." Strobe Talbott, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State in the Clinton Administration "It is simply not feasible for sovereignty to be exercised unilaterally by individual nation-states, however powerful." Maurice Strong, co-chairman, UN Commission on Global Governance United Nation’s leadership has made no attempt to hide its contempt for American independence and national sovereignty. On September 6, 2000, The United Nations will convene its Millennium Assembly in New York City to restructure the UN in preparation for global governance (www.un.org/millennium/main.htm). The Assembly will bring together the largest gathering of world leaders ever ...
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The Real Impact of the UN’s Millennium Summit

By Tom DeWeese Don’t believe that your world will noticeably change on September 10th, the day after the UN’s Millennium Assembly. The UN will not take a vote and suddenly spring a global government on the world. That’s because the UN doesn’t work that way. Overt action displeases the high-order thinking skills of UN diplomats. Hiding in endless meetings, under mounds of paperwork, organizing yet another commission for debate is much more pleasing to their fragile sensitivities. Trying to get a handle on real action by the UN is like trying to hold mercury in your hand. UN leaders are masters of double-speak, able to bury the good stuff beneath an avalanche of meaningless, feel-good assemblies of words like "Freedom from Fear" and "Sustaining our Future". These are actual titles of sections of UN Secretary General Kofi Annan’s official report to the UN Millennium Summit. Would you immediately translate "Freedom ...
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UN Document Outlines Globalists’ True Definition of “Reform”

In preparation for the UN’s September 9, 2000 Millennium Summit, to be attended by nearly every world leader, more than 1,000 non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) from more than 100 countries gathered together at UN headquarters in New York City to form the Summit agenda. The document, entitled "Declaration and Agenda for Action, Strengthening the United Nations," leaves no doubt as to the intentions of those who run the UN. They want global power, money and control. They call for an end to independent sovereign nations. They intend to have a global army to keep us under control, a global court to punish us and global taxes to pay for it all. It is also clear from this document that the true purpose of the Millennium Summit is to change the focus and perhaps even the actual UN Charter (first adopted in 1945). Let the document speak for itself. The following are ...
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