The Obama administration drove another nail into America’s coffin this week as Secretary of State Kerry signed off on the United Nations arms treaty. The senate is set to vote on ratifying this treaty soon. The treaty is supposed to allow for the UN to have some control over the wholesale transfer of weapons to rogue states, ostensibly to curtail acts of terror or war crimes. This could lead to limiting the way organized crime gets armed, such as Somali pirates or drug cartels. But the language of the treaty provides a slippery slope that could affect American citizens in a very real way, as the treaty could be used as justification for any number of local restrictions that currently cannot be implemented because of the second amendment. The real concern Americans should have is that this treaty–which may have a direct influence on American daily life–was not written by Americans. It was written by politicians from other countries. Because of this, the senate must not ratify this treaty. No law affecting Americans should be written by anyone who is not an American citizen. We should be writing treaties for them to ratify, not the other way around.
There is a move afoot to adopt a global outlook on all aspects of life. Businesses love this because it opens new markets and new opportunities to make money. Liberals love this because it plays into their dream of a unified, classless society where everyone is the same. Politicians love this because it could give them more power over more people. The unfortunate truth of this is that it will be nearly impossible to have global society because of he simple fact that human nature will not allow it. For globalism to work, people must assume that everyone is on the same level and has the same opportunities and the same limitations. Everyone else, that is.
No one want to be one of a million; they want to be one in a million. Everyone in America has been told from infancy that they are special, unique and worthy of praise. That means that they believe they are better than everyone else. If everyone is special, then no one is special, and that just won’t do. This is human nature, even with the few exceptions of truly altruistic individuals who would sacrifice the shirt off their backs for those less fortunate. Most people won’t make that sacrifice, however.
Another reason globalism will not work is the great cultural divide. The many nations of this world have long histories wherein their culture has been defined and defended over centuries. While some cultures intermingle their similarities, there are many cultures that are diametrically opposed to others and cannot coexist in the same space. Islam and Judaism have a long history of animus that would have to be overcome before any great intermingling could happen. Many liberals would love for all religion to be outlawed in order to facilitate this gobalistic dream. If there were no religions, they say, there would be no wars. More blood has been spilled, they continue, in the name of God than for any other reason. Unfortunately, to outlaw religion is unrealistic as it is the cornerstone of life for many people, groups, communities and nations. People will not give up their faith simply because some group of nations tells them to. Every nation has a long history of sovereignty. The United States is still one of the youngest nations in the world and has more than 200 years of laws on the books. These laws were written by the people and for the people. The American democracy for many of those 200 years was admired as a model representational government. This admiration was not universal, however, and many nations openly resented the American way of life as too decadent and indulgent. Other nations have been in existence since the dawn of recorded history and they, too, have their own laws. While many nations have similar laws on the books, several nations have laws that are quite specific to their people and situations. The American revolution occurred because the colonists did not feel that they should have to live under British laws, since they didn’t live in Britain. The first thing they did was draft laws that were specific to the people living in the colonies. These founding laws did not apply to anyone not living in the country and were not enforceable outside the country’s borders. That is a basic premise of sovereignty. No country can enforce its laws on another country.
The act of imposing national will outside the boundaries of the nation is imperialism. America has often been cited as being morally imperialistic with regards to human rights issues, but while those incidents have ignited fierce political debate and even some military interventions, those actions were in response to crimes against the people that were already on the books in those countries. As unfortunate as military intervention in another country may be, it was action taken against a regime, not against individual citizens.
In a global society, there is no sovereignty. There is no local government. Enforcement could be handled by military from some other country under the auspices of the UN. Uniformed soldiers bearing the UN insignia could roll down mainstreet America policing our citizens, arresting them and charging them with violations of laws that the citizens had no part in creating. That is not representational government and that is the danger we face if the senate ratifies the treaty Mr. Kerry signed last week.
In America, we write our own laws. We do not need some other government telling us what is wrong and what is right. Granted, the treaty as written does not directly address the people of the United States, but if ratified, it could open the door for more intrusive treaties and allow for our current socialist-leaning regime to try to enact counter-constitutional laws under the auspices of honoring the treaties. Best to nip this Obama end-run in the bud. Contact your senators and tell them–no–demand that they vote no on ratification of the treaty.