Political commentator and advisor Dick Morris has co-written a book with his wife Eileen McGann explaining why there are legitimate reasons to be concerned about progression towards a one-world government. Once mocked as the fringe elements of society over their concerns that “black helicopters” were sent by the United Nations to spy on Americans, those who are worried about UN control can now point to numerous ways the United States is losing its sovereignty. This book provides a comprehensive analysis of how the UN is gradually subverting the authority of the U.S. and why it is a terrible thing.
Morris shows that the UN’s form of governance, one nation – one vote, is not democratic because many of the world’s nations are corrupt dictatorships, which do not represent the interests of their people. Freedom House, an organization that rates the level of freedom in the world’s countries, found that only a minority of the world’s countries are free. Additionally, while many of the 193 nations that form the UN are tiny, they each get one vote equal to the votes of the U.S. and other larger nations. Morris warns that under a UN government, “The Lilliputians will rule the giants.”
Morris reveals troubling information about international treaties that most people are probably unaware of. The U.S. is bound to international treaties that have never been ratified by the Senate. Under the Vienna Convention, as long as the President signs the treaties, that is enough to bind the U.S. unless the Senate brings it up for a vote and vetoes ratification. Several treaties have gone into effect quietly this way, purposely not brought up for a vote in order to avoid being defeated.
Perhaps the most surprising information Morris reveals is that foreign aid has been a failure. Of the 97 countries the U.S. gave redevelopment money to between 1997 and 2006, one quarter saw a drop in their per capita GDP, 28 had almost no growth, and 39 had only minor growth. Only four countries out of the 97 had real economic growth of five percent or more. Yet, third world dictatorships are demanding more and more aid, most of which will be squandered. For example, the UN administered Oil-for-Food program in Iraq, which began in 1995, funneled most of the money into the pockets of dictator Saddam Hussein. Russia, China and France steered more than $79 million in contracts to their favored contractors.
Many of the treaties now being signed by Obama require turning additional money over to these corrupt dictators. The double standard of how rogue nations are treated in international treaties is costing the U.S. billions of dollars. America is being crippled financially in order to empower our enemies. Morris characterizes these nations as “more like criminal gangs rather than regular governments.” In 2005, a huge procurement scandal at the UN resulted in $950,000 in bribes to Russia and more than $79 million in contracts steered to Russian contractors. The UN has never punished any of its own for corruption, and the only reason Russian Vladimir Kuznetsv, the head of the UN Budget Oversight Committee was prosecuted over this was because the U.S. handled the prosecution.
Morris exposes how the International Criminal Court (ICC), a UN creation, is not being used to try criminals. Morris labels it “a typical UN bait-and-switch routine.” Instead, the ICC is being used to restrain U.S. military power by requiring us to get permission from the UN before instigating military action. The Rome Treaty for an International Criminal Court established the ICC in 1998. In 2002, a new international crime of “aggression” was created under the court. Although the U.S. did not sign the treaty, it can be used against Americans outside of the U.S. Former president George W. Bush canceled a trip to Switzerland when pressure was placed on that country, which had signed the treaty, to arrest him for war crimes should he enter the country. If the U.S. does sign the treaty, the ICC could prosecute Americans for “crimes” committed on American soil, superseding the authority of U.S. courts.
Another bait-and-switch international program revealed by Morris is the Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities, which Hillary Clinton began negotiating in January 2012. On the surface it appears to be an anti-littering agreement. What it actually does is ban American space weapons – and no other country depends on space more than the United States for civilian, scientific, military and intelligence purposes.
An obscure UN agency, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is being used as a vehicle by authoritarian regimes in an attempt to regulate the Internet. The Obama administration is barely putting up a protest. The plans for censorship are being kept hidden from the American public, and have only been discovered thanks to an anonymous leaker who unveiled a 212-page planning document.
The appropriately named LOST Treaty, which stands for Law Of the Sea Treaty, would transfer authority over bodies of water to the UN. Former president Ronald Reagan and former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher both rejected it when it was first proposed in the 1980s. Thatcher declared, “What this treat proposes is nothing less than the international nationalization of roughly two-thirds of the earth’s surface.” The Obama administration is eagerly embracing it, but since Morris’s book came out the Senate rejected it.
There is a chapter on Agenda 21 and sustainability efforts. In June 2012, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton flew to Rio to attend the 20th anniversary of the original Rio Conference on global sustainability. She pledged to give the UN $2 billion towards a goal of $100 billion that will be given to third world nations to help them cope with global warming. The U.S. will have no control over how the money is distributed. Third world dictators will demand payoffs in exchange for not chopping down rain forests. These greedy third world despots have gone so far as to equate being held hostage with not getting their hands on our money. Luiz Alberto Figueiredo, undersecretary at the Brazilian foreign ministry, arrogantly declared, “We cannot be held hostage to the retraction resulting from financial crises in rich countries.”
The Rio+20 Conference called for all businesses to report their environmental social impacts. It established global sustainable development goals to define and secure a permanent “green economy,” thereby facilitating the monetization of local and regional Agenda 21 programs well into the future for its supporters and adherents. In fact, Rio+20’s outcome document is aptly called The Future we Want. Albeit, a lesser but steadier way and more ubiquitous result than the conceptual creation of global warming’s ideological carbon emission funds – the seeds of yet another global wealth redistribution scheme are now in the offing. This will permit the globalists/environmentalists to reward and punish companies based on their environmental and social policies, bringing down upon them the heavy hammer of global government to pound them into submission.
Frank Gaffney, president of the Center for Security Policy and a former senior official in the Defense Department under President Reagan, says, “If Americans have learned anything about the United Nations over the last 50 years, it is that this ‘world body’ is at best, riddled with incompetence and corruption. At worst, its bureaucracy, agencies and members are overwhelmingly hostile to the U.S. and other freedom – loving nations, most especially Israel.” Morris asks, “Why would we subject us to the jurisdiction of a third world-dominated body that hates us?”
Morris and his wife, Eileen McGann, have written a compelling book that pokes fun at the concept of being afraid of the UN’s black helicopters – while proving exactly why we should be afraid.
Rachel Alexander is the founder of the Intellectual Conservative and an attorney. Ms. Alexander is also a contributor to SFPPR News & Analysis.