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Global Governance is a Real Threat

01/14/2001

Folks who express concern about an emerging "New World Order" and "Global Governance" are often labeled "Conspiracy Theorists" and treated like Chicken Little.

It is abundantly clear that it is impossible for the sky to fall, but it equally clear that it is possible, even likely, that there are at least some people out there who would like to see an amalgamation of cultures, values, and moral standards all rolled into one world government.

Chicken Little could present no evidence, but evidence of a concerted effort to subjugate these united states to a global government is all around us.

The World Federalist Association (WFA - http://www.wfa.org ) is part of that concerted effort. The rhetoric from WFA is that global governance is the best way to ensure peace and the rights of everyone. They claim the venerable news anchor, Walter Cronkite, as one of their own and quote him as saying, "Those impractical dreamers who work for world peace by urging a system of world government are entitled to ask their critics what is so darn practical about war." (You might want to read that a second time.)

WFA believes we should give up on the "Great Experiment" that formed the most just and most powerful nation in history. From their naive perspective, the nations of the world are no different than the thirteen American colonies. They think it makes as much sense for all the world's nations to be "yoked" together as it did for those seminal colonies to form their confederation.

Again, they quote Cronkite:

"The proud nations someday will see the light and, for the common good and their own survival, yield up their precious sovereignty, just as America's thirteen colonies did two centuries ago." A Reporter's Life, 1996 (They really weren't colonies at the time of the Constitutional Convention, they were sovereign nation-states. Ed.)

This quote makes light of the need for the self-determination of people with distinct values and cultures. There was more common ground between the "thirteen colonies" than exists among the member states of the United Nations, but the "colonists" still recognized their differences. They weren't willing to unconditionally trust the other states. They jealously guarded their sovereignty and ceded it in very limited amounts to the union, retaining for themselves responsibility for the security of the most precious things.

Listen to Thomas Jefferson:

"Our citizens have wisely formed themselves into one nation as to others and several States as among themselves. To the united nation belong our external and mutual relations; to each State, severally, the care of our persons, our property, our reputation and religious freedom." -- Thomas Jefferson: To Rhode Island Assembly, 1801 (More Jefferson Quotes)

The World Federalist Association is quoting the wrong man! It is safe to say that Jefferson had a better idea what the intentions of the Founders were than Cronkite.

Revisionism is rampant. There ARE people, even Americans, like the WFA and Walter Cronkite, who would be pleased to see the end of our nation as we know it. The sovereignty of the United States and each individual state is in jeopardy - the evidence is all around us!

(More on the WFA to follow...)

By: Ron Calzone
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