APC Citizen Petitions Demand Congress Reject Executive Order Blitz, National Sovereignty Be Protected

The leaders of Congress have just been hit with a blizzard of citizen petitions spearheaded by the American Policy Center. They call for hearings on the American Land Sovereignty Protection Act and a response to President Clinton's flood of Executive Orders that create policy and circumvent the powers of the Congress. "Ending Clinton's assault on the Constitution by Executive Order must be the first priority of the 106th Congress. Protecting US sovereignty is the second priority," said Tom DeWeese, president of the American Policy Center, a grassroots, activist think tank. Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Dennis Hastert, received over 120,000 petitions demanding an end to illegal executive orders. Senator Don Nickles (R-OK) Chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, received over 40,000 petitions demanding the passage of the American Land Sovereignty Protection Act (S.510). "While the attention of Americans is focused on the presidential campaigns, some of ...
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UN Debate to Heat Up! Presidential Candidates Asked to Declare Position on UN Charter for Global Democracy

Led by the American Policy Center, a coalition of think tanks calling themselves Freedom2l, have joined together to ask the presidential candidates to state their positions with regard to the role of the United Nations and its impact on national sovereignty. "The single greatest threat to the future of the nation is the challenge the United Nations poses to our sovereignty," says Tom DeWeese, president of the American Policy Center, Herndon, Virginia. "Its assertion of jurisdiction over the internal affairs of this nation and others, will determine if America will be a sovereign world superpower or a member of a New World Order subject to the United Nations." On January 20th, Sen. Jesse Helms, Chairman of the Senate's Foreign Relations Committee, addressed the UN Security Council to warn that the US would not permit the loss of its sovereignty. "The views of the candidates regarding the UN are of critical ...
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Be Wary of Often-Repeated, But False Claims

How often do you see false statements being made by anti-chemical advocates that never seem to get corrected? Mark Twain wrote, "One of the most startling differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives." Many activists’ lies are perpetuated by media reporters who don’t or can’t take the time to verify the accuracy of every fact. Soon the reporter’s version of the activist’s lie is quoted, and like the Energizer Bunny, the falsehood goes on-and-on-and-on-and-on. Here are a few recent ones: U.S. male sperm counts are dropping due to chemical exposures. False. No changes in U.S. human sperm counts have been seen during the last 60 years. A June 14 report in the Wall Street Journal on human sperm count studies notes that some researchers now think normal geographic and seasonal variations may have "confounded" earlier research linking suspected sperm count declines to ...
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Ted Turner Proves Money Can Buy Anybody

Cliff Kincaid, director of the American Sovereignty Action Project (ASAP) reports that media mogul-radical green-UN internationalist-Jane Fonda boy-toy Ted Turner has just purchased former Republican National Committee chairman Haley Barbour. Barbour’s new assignment is to serve as a "Judas Goat," leading the Republican Congress to agree to pay the nation’s so-called United Nations debt without attaching an anti-abortion rider to it. Over the past couple of years Congressman Chris Smith has been successful in attaching a rider to Congressionally-approved payments to the UN. His rider says no U.S. taxpayer funds may be used by the UN for abortion-related activities. In each case, President Clinton has refused to sign the bills with that rider in place. Consequently, the approved money hasn’t been paid to the UN. Complicating the matter still is the courageous effort by Congressman Roscoe Bartlett to call attention to the fact that, anti-abortion language aside, the United States ...
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The Culprits Behind the WTO Demonstrations

By Tom DeWeese The World Trade Organization (WTO) is not about free trade. One doesn’t need a truck trailer full of regulations to explain free trade. One simply knocks down the barriers and allows commerce to take place. No protections for those who venture into unknown and dangerous trade waters. No subsidies for those who make bad deals. No regulations to make the playing field "fair." Such risks come with real free trade. Consequently it regulates itself. It’s called a free market. The WTO does the opposite. It creates the "rules of engagement" for commerce between nations. It sets up elaborate environmental regulations and tax incentives for those who want to play in a well-protected game. The WTO stands as little more than a world regulator of the market. So why the protests? And who were those rabble rousers? For the most part the demonstrators were radical environmentalists. They seek ...
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The UN’s Millennium Threat To Liberty

This past November, the world noted the tenth anniversary of the demise of the Berlin Wall. The occasion should have been a glorious moment in history. It should have marked the end of the threat of communist tyranny. It should have marked the beginning of an era with the world engulfed in liberty - free for the first time since World War II from the threat of an evil power. The United States should have been able to oversee a world where, in the vision of our Founding Fathers: individuals could decide their own destinies; technology knew no bounds; all people could count on a positive future of prosperity. But it didn’t happen. Because when the wall came down, rather than take the initiative to spread free-market and limited-government ideals to the formerly oppressed, America’s leaders hesitated. The world didn’t experience a volcanic-style eruption of freedom’s lava flow. Instead, like ...
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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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Who Owns Our Biospheres And World Heritage Sites?

by Michael S. Coffman, Ph.D. The United Nations has sovereignty over the 47 UNESCO registered World Biosphere Reserves and 20 World Heritage Sites in the United States - right? Well, not really, but sort of... Confused? Join the crowd. Our sovereignty is being given away, but not necessarily in the way you might think. Contrary to popular belief, the various documents concerning these programs clearly state that the U.S. maintains sovereignty within the designated areas. While there is no evidence that the United Nations has ever made a direct management decision for any U.S. sites, a review of U.S. Park Service documents was found in UNESCO World Heritage Committee’s minutes. This at least provides strong evidence of close collaboration. Even more fundamental is the fact that we have bound ourselves to international agreements and a treaty that stipulates that the United States will manage these lands in prescribed ways in ...
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250,000 Petitions Demand Hearings on American Sovereignty Restoration Act

American Policy Center Calls on Chairman Smith Washington, DC -- Tom DeWeese, president of the American Policy Center, an activist think tank, met with Rep. Ron Paul (R-14th, TX) to inform him that 250,000 petitions had been delivered today to Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R- 4th, NJ), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights, The petitions call for hearings on HR 1146, the American Sovereignty Restoration Act. The petitions, said DeWeese, "demand that Constitutionally guaranteed property and other rights be protected by Congress. The refusal by Chairman Smith to even allow these issues to be debated puts the interests of the United Nations ahead of the rights the citizens of the United States." Rep. Smith is opposed to any discussion of withdrawal from the United Nations, believing, said DeWeese, "that we need this international debating society whose role in preventing wars has been dismal." DeWeese noted ...
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A New Chance to Stop the UN’s Threat to U.S. Sovereignty

By Tom DeWeese Is the United Nations truly a threat to U.S. sovereignty? Congressman Don Young thinks it is and his efforts to build opposition to UN land grabs are beginning to grow into a strong Congressional force. One of the biggest debates concerning the United Nations is whether UN World Heritage and Biosphere Reserve programs infringe on American sovereignty. Those supporting the programs correctly point out that UN documents specifically state that each nation maintains its own sovereignty. However, closer examination reveals that there is a direct threat to national sovereignty, just the same. The problem stems from the program mandates and implementation - and how they link to other treaties and agreements. If those mandates are accepted by Congress, they could lead to direct loss of American sovereignty. Michael Coffman, of Environmental Perspectives, Inc, explains, "when an international treaty or agreement is signed, we agree to the terms ...
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Seventy One More United Nation’s Heritage Sites Planned

Many Americans have been disturbed to find that there are 22 areas in this nation that have been designated as United Nations' World Heritage Sites. These sights are natural places such as parks or cultural monuments like Tom Jefferson's home, Monticello. As a result of a UN treaty called "The Convention Concerning Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage," such sites come under the jurisdiction of the United Nations' Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Such designations have been the source of major debate as to whether the UN has gained control of sovereign American territory. However, the debate may be about to rage even hotter. Because a quick look at the UNESCO web site on the World Wide Web reveals a list of 71 more sites, located within 32 states, that have been proposed for future United Nations' World Heritage Areas. Today, of the original 22 UN Heritage ...
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U.S. House Approves Legislation Requiring Congressional & Public Oversight Over U.N. Land Designations Within The United States

Washington, D.C. - Bipartisan legislation which will require public participation and Congressional approval for the controversial United Nations' land designations within U.S. borders was approved today by the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation (H.R. 883) - "The American Land Sovereignty Protection Act" - was approvede by a voice vote, as amended (see Page 2 for amendments). U.S. Sen. Ben nighthorse Campbell (R-CO) has introduced similar legislation (S. 510) in the Senate. Similar legislation was approved in the 105th Congress. H.R. 883 was introduced by U.S. Rep. Don Young (R - Alaska), the Chairman of the House Committee on Resourcwes, which has jurisdiction over federal lands issues. H.R. 883 would require public input and Congressional approval of all proposed U.N. land reserves in the United States. There are currently 83 U.N. land designations in existence in the United States - almost all of which were designated with little or no ...
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There is No Global Warming

There is no global warming. Period. You can't find a real scientist anywhere in the world who can look you in the eye and, without hesitation, without clarification, without saying, kinda, mighta, sorta, if, and or but...say "yes, global warming is with us." There is no evidence whatsoever to support such claims. Anyone who tells you that scientific research shows warming trends - be they teachers, news casters, Congressmen, Senators, Vice Presidents or Presidents - is wrong. There is no global warming. Scientific research through U.S. Government satellite and balloon measurements shows that the temperature is actually cooling - very slightly - .037 degrees Celsius. A little research into modern-day temperature trends bears this out. For example, in 1936 the Midwest of the United States experienced 49 consecutive days of temperatures over 90 degrees. There were another 49 consecutive days in 1955. But in 1992 there was only one day ...
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The Heidelberg Appeal

The Heidelberg Appeal was publicly released at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. By the end of the 1992 summit, 425 scientists and other intellectual leaders had signed the appeal. Since then, word of mouth has prompted thousands more scientists to lend their support. Today, more than 4,000 signatories, from over 100 countries have signed it, including more than 70 Nobel Prize winners. In spite of this spontaneous and growing support from the world's scientific community, the Heidelberg Appeal has received very little media attention. Neither a statement of corporate interests nor a denial of environmental problems, the Heidelberg Appeal is a quiet call for reason and a recognition of scientific progress as the solution to, not the cause of, the health and environmental problems that we face. The appeal expresses a conviction that modern society is the best equipped in human history to solve the world's ills, ...
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The Leipzig Declaration

On Global Climate Change As scientists, we - along with our fellow citizens - are intensely interested in the possibility that human activities may affect the global climate; indeed, land clearing and urban growth have been changing local climates for centuries. Historically, climate has always been a factor in human affairs - with warmer periods, such as the medieval "climate optimum", playong an important role in economic expansion and in the welfare of nations that depend primarily on agriculture. For these reasons we must always remain sensitive to activities that could affect future climate. Attention has recently been focused on the increasing emission of "greenhouse" gases into the atmosphere. International discussions by political leaders are currently underway that could constrain energy use and mandate reductions in carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels. Although we understand the motivation to eliminate what are perceived to be the driving forces ...
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What is Agenda 21

Agenda 21 is the United Nation's blue print for the complete restructuring of nations to fit into the proper environmental mold. As listed below, Agenda 21 outlines, in detail, the UN's vision for a completely managed society, dictating the processes to be used for industry, agriculture, housing development and even education. The White Houses new drive for massive acquisition of private property is necessary for the full implementation of Agenda 21. Excerpts from the Preamble to REPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT (Agenda 21) Humanity stands at a defining moment in history. We are confronted with a perpetuation of disparities between and within nations, a worsening of poverty, hunger, ill health and illiteracy, and the continuing deterioration of the ecosystems on which we depend for our well-being. However, integration of environment and development concerns and greater attention to them will lead to the fulfillment of basic ...
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Global Warming B.S.

Careful, Al - People Are Startin' to Wise Up According to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, the American people have figured out that weather is hot in the summer and cold in the winter, just like the Farmer’s Almanac has always predicted it to be. Said the report, "Despite Gore’s warnings, only 24 percent {of Americans surveyed} blame high heat on global warming; 43 percent think it’s just a bad summer." Imagine that. In spite of a non-stop scare campaign from the White House, near hysteria from Gore and mostly one-sided reporting in the news media, most Americans have figured it out. There are growing indications that the nation is at the beginning of a declining support for radical environmentalism. Perhaps its reign of terror has finally peaked. Keep fighting - the tide is turning ...
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Stop the People … Stop the People … Stop the People

The World Is Overflowing With People!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well, these are the dire warnings repeated daily from Chicken Little headquarters. Over-population is the cause of human strife and the instigator of disease, global warming and traffic jams. Stop having babies - or famine, pestilence and poverty will consume the world. That's the message. But it's not true. In fact, world population growth is now on the downswing. In truth, while the United Nations continues to push programs to reduce populations, UN experts are discussing, with great concern, the fact that fertility rates are dropping. A fertility rate of 2.1 children per woman is necessary to maintain current population levels. 51 nations, including the U.S. and China are not replacing themselves. There is no "population bomb." The entire world population could fit into the state of Texas with no more population density than that of Paris, France. There is no shortage of food ...
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Is Your Church Teaching Pagan Earth Worship In Sunday School?

Many parents have sought to protect their children from the behavior-modification programs that have taken over public schools. To escape the assault of Outcome-based Education (OBE), Goals 2000 and School-to-Work, parents, in ever-increasing numbers, are placing their children in private schools or are home-schooling. Public schools, and even some private schools, spend valuable classroom time engaged in "cooperative" learning (group learning) encounter sessions and discussion groups that employ pop psychology that teachers are simply not qualified to apply. These programs are designed for a very specific purpose - to change the attitudes, values and beliefs of your children. Such behavior-modification programs are the very root of the destruction of America's education system. In spite of the "school wars," parents have felt safe taking their children to Sunday School to help build a solid moral foundation. But, have you looked at your church's Sunday School curriculum lately? You may be shocked ...
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Monterrey Misgivings

March 28, 2002 By Cal Thomas President Bush told a United Nations conference on global development in Monterrey, Mexico, last week that Americans have an obligation to "share our wealth" with poor nations. He proposed a 50 percent increase in foreign aid. He thinks more aid should be in the form of grants, not loans. He would also forgive much of the current Third World debt. The president said new aid would only go to nations that reform their governments, economies and human-rights practices. Mr. Bush also announced his support for a Senate bill that would grant amnesty to 200,000 more illegal Mexican immigrants as part of an "incremental" approach that could lead to amnesty for as many as 12 million people. That's the number of people from all countries the Immigration and Naturalization Service believes have broken our immigration laws. Let me see if I have this straight. Individuals ...
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