August 16, 2000
Grandiose plans are underway for the 55th annual gathering of the
United Nations General Assembly in New York City September 5-9, 2000.
Titled the Millennium Assembly and Summit, it is scheduled to take at
least two actions designed to turn the corner from a world of sovereign
nation-states to a world of disparate peoples subordinated to the
supreme authority of the United Nations.
The two actions expected to be taken by consensus are adoption of
the Earth Charter, a document whose text has evolved through several
drafts since the Earth Summit in 1992, and adoption of a declaration
authorizing a new UN commission to implement the various
recommendations necessary to bring about global governance.
The Earth Charter's advocates speak of it as though it were the
"Magna Carta" of a new regime, but it's not a regime of freedom from
arbitrary kings like King John at Runnymede in 1215. It's a charter
for submission to global dictators possessing unprecedented powers.
Al Gore has been an enthusiastic supporter of the Earth Charter
during its years of development. The UN Millennium meetings could draw
more media than the presidential debates, and Republicans should make
Gore state whether he is for or against these radical UN goals.
A portion of the Millennium Assembly is designated as the
Millennium Summit, which President Clinton and 160 heads of state are
expected to attend, the largest gathering of heads of state in history.
Also meeting at the same time at the New York Hilton will be Mikhail
Gorbachev and his State of the World Forum, hoping to help induce heads
of state to concur in the Millennium Assembly's historic actions.
The Earth Charter demands that we adopt "sustainable development
plans and regulations" (i.e., to subordinate human needs to global fads
enforced by environment dictators), and that the UN "manage the use of
renewable resources such as water, soil, forest products, and marine
life . . . [to] protect the health of ecosystems" (i.e., not the health
of mere humans).
The Charter affirms that "all beings are interdependent" (i.e.,
personal freedom is irrelevant) and "every form of life has value
regardless of its worth to human beings" (i.e., animals, plants and
insects, but not unborn babies). The Charter demands that we "ensure
universal [i.e., global] access to health care that fosters
reproductive health [i.e., abortion and contraception] and responsible
reproduction [i.e., UN-dictated population control]."
The Charter demands that we "act with restraint and efficiency
when using energy" (i.e., lower U.S. energy use and standard of
living). The Charter requires that we "eradicate poverty," "promote
the equitable distribution of wealth within nations and among nations,"
and "relieve them of onerous international debt" (i.e., redistribute
U.S. wealth around the world).
The Charter exhorts us to affirm "gender equality" and "eliminate
discrimination in ... sexual orientation" (i.e., adopt the feminist and
gay agendas). The Charter demands that we "integrate into formal
education [i.e., assign a UN nanny to monitor our schools] ... skills
needed for a sustainable way of life [i.e., indoctrination in how we
must subordinate sovereignty to the UN dogma of sustainability]."
The Charter demands that we "demilitarize national security
systems" (i.e., eliminate our armed services and their weapons). The
Charter concludes by proclaiming that the "Way Forward" requires "a
change of mind and heart" as we move toward "global interdependence and
Also to be considered by the Millennium Assembly and Summit is a
lengthy Declaration, developed by 1,000 UN-accredited non-governmental
organizations (NGOs), called "Strengthening the United Nations for the
This Declaration calls for "a fair distribution of the earth's
resources" (from the United States to the rest of the world, of
course), and for the "eradication of poverty" by "redistribution [of]
wealth and land." It demands that we "cancel the debts of developing
The Declaration demands the disarmament of all conventional and
nuclear weapons, the prohibition of "unilateral deployment of
nationwide missile defense by any country," and a "standing Peace
Force" (i.e., a UN standing army). It calls for a "UN Arms register"
of all small arms and light weapons, and "peace education" covering
"all levels from pre-school through university."
The Declaration demands UN "political control of the global
economy so that it may serve our vision," and that we "integrate" the
World Trade Organization under UN control. It calls for "eliminating"
the veto and permanent membership in the Security Council.
The Declaration calls for implementing UN treaties that the United
States has never ratified, including the Convention on the Rights of
the Child and the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
(which denies the right to private property). The Declaration calls
for the unratified International Criminal Court to exercise "compulsory
jurisdiction" over all states, enforced by the UN Security Council.
This Declaration calls for the UN to impose direct taxes such as
"fees on foreign exchange transactions (i.e. the Tobin Tax)." It
requires "gender-based methodologies" as outlined at the UN Conference
All this and more of the same could be our future under an Al Gore