Sunday, October 26, 2008

Following the Coronation in January...

Because you had nothing important to worry about, here's a short list of The Hive's next few objectives on the international front. The (very brief) synopsis is written by Austin Ruse, who is extremely knowledgeable of the United Nations, having been the leader of a pro-life NGO there for well over 20 years.

Enter Barack Obama. If he is the next president of the United States, the international social radicals will have free rein to do whatever they wish. And here is what they wish.

First, they need the United States to sign a bunch of treaties. It embarrasses the left that we – almost alone in the world – have not ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), and the International Criminal Court (ICC) There are other treaties they want the US to ratify, like the Land Mines Treaty, but here let’s concern ourselves only deal with social policy.

(Somewhere in the stack of treaties is one which seriously restricts small-arms dealing. I'm sure that the NRA is tracking that one; they're reasonable certain that it will damn near obviate 2A freedoms in this country.)

Here is a snapshot of the problems with each treaty. CEDAW is used to promote abortion. CRC undercuts the rights of parents. ICESCR introduces things like a right to health and certain economic rights that Americans have found off-putting and that come with hefty price tags

...Lack of merits aside, the United States views its treaty obligations seriously. Many other countries ratify these things simply to get the United Nations off their backs. Those governments sign these treaties and promptly ignore them. We incorporate treaty obligations into our domestic laws, which can then be litigated in the federal courts

In other words, international treaties become "the law of the land" in the USA.

Obama has endorsed CEDAW as has his vice presidential running mate Joe Biden. Both are in favor of the ICC, too. It is likely that, with a larger and more left-leaning Senate, a whole slew of left-leaning treaties will be ratified

Oh, that's hardly the worst part.

But there are even larger issues than these particular treaties or new UN conferences. There is larger mischief afoot. It is called global governance. governance holds that international relations and international law should have more to do with regulating the behavior of individual citizens within each state and that these decisions should not be left to sovereign states, but to international bodies like the United Nations and its various commissions and committees.

You always wanted to meet a UN bureaucrat? Here's your chance!! Imagine one of Idi Amin's stooges inquiring about your possession of a your living room.

A name to watch: Douglas Koh, a Clinton Admin guy who is a serious and dedicated "internationalist." The O-and-Savior may put him on SCOTUS--after the Hildebeeste, of course.

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