American Freedom Alliance Conference: Countering Global Governance

Today, although few advocates discuss a world government in which a single political entity would govern all humanity, a sophisticated and extremely well-financed movement to advance global governance has taken root in most Western countries. Insisting on using the UN as a conduit for enacting international protocols and regulations — almost all of which would override national legislation — globalists use international environmental accords, humanitarian law, and international treaties as vehicles to advance an agenda that is becoming increasingly aggressive and unwilling to brook opposition.

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This well-financed campaign designed to strip sovereign governments of their ability to regulate and monitor human rights and environmental protection has naturally put the globalist agenda on a collision course with constitutional democracy. Put simply, transnationalists in the UN and the European Union — and more importantly, among America’s elites — are using the demands for a global rule of law to make American constitutional law subservient to a global authority. In many respects, they are succeeding.

To examine how this is happening and what the consequences might be for the United States and other Western nations, the American Freedom Alliance has convened a two-day conference in Los Angeles titled “Global Governance vs. National Sovereignty: Is It the West’s Next Great Ideological War?

Drawing upon an international list of speakers and panelists with representatives from Australia, Central Europe, the UK, and France, the conference will cover the full range of issues regarding the global governance movement’s assault on national sovereignty: the politicization of international law, the uses and abuses of “lawfare,”  and the role of non–governmental organizations as purveyors of global rule.

The conference will be headlined by three national leaders who have made firm commitments to the defense and preservation of national sovereignty: John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations; Vaclav Klaus, the current president of the Czech Republic; and John Howard, the former prime minister of Australia. Other speakers include: John Yoo, former deputy assistant attorney general in the Bush Administration; John Fonte, author of Sovereignty or Submission: Will Americans Rule Themselves?; and Pierre Prosper, ambassador-at-large during the Bush administration.

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The conference will conclude on Monday, June 11 with a discussion amongst all the speakers of a strategy for resisting global governance activism, and with a carefully crafted declaration signed by the conference participants calling world leaders to action on the issue.

It is fitting to remember that H.G. Wells, who died in 1946 just months after the defeat of Nazi Germany, lived to see to the devastation that Britain’s policies of appeasement brought upon the West. Yet strangely enough, his 1933 book which had accurately predicted the onset of the Second World War failed to predict the causes of that war: it proposed that Poland would be the aggressor against an innocent Germany.

In this, there is an important lesson for the modern world: In a brutal time, we are lost when we don’t respond immediately to obvious threats as soon as they appear. The global governance movement is one of those threats we ignore at our peril.

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