HON. RON PAUL OF TEXAS
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 29, 2003
America National Sovereignty vs. UN
"International Law"- Time for Congress to Vote
Mr. Speaker, I rise to urge the leadership of this body to
bring a very important vote to the House floor. I recently reintroduced HR 1146, the American
Sovereignty Restoration Act, which would end our participation in the United
Nations. Millions of Americans have
begun to question why we continue to spend $300 million each year funding and
housing an organization that is actively hostile to American interests.
Surely Congress, which routinely spends 15 minutes renaming post offices,
can spare 15 minutes to vote on this fundamental issue of American sovereignty.
Obviously many Americans now want to get out of the UN
because they resent its refusal to sanction our war in Iraq.
The administration deserves some credit for ultimately upholding the
principle that American national security is not a matter of international
consensus, and that we donít need UN authorization to act.
But the administration sent mixed signals by doing everything possible to
obtain such authorization, and by citing UN resolutions as justification for our
actions. The message seems to be
that the UN is credible when we control it and it does what we want, but lacks
all credibility when it refuses to do our bidding.
Perhaps itís time to stop trying to manipulate the UN,
and start asserting our national sovereignty.
If we do not, rest assured that the UN will continue to
interfere not only in our nationís foreign policy matters, but in our domestic
policies as well. UN globalists are
not satisfied by meddling only in international disputes. They increasingly want to influence our domestic
environmental, trade, labor, tax, and gun laws.
UN global planners fully intend to expand the organization into a true
world government, complete with taxes, courts, and possibly a standing army.
This is not an alarmist statement; these goals are readily promoted on
the UNís own website. UN planners do not care about national sovereignty; in fact
they are openly opposed to it. They
correctly view it as an obstacle to their plans.
They simply arenít interested in our Constitution and republican form
The choice is very clear: we either follow the Constitution
or submit to UN global governance. American
national sovereignty cannot survive if we allow our domestic laws to be crafted
or even influenced by an international body.
This needs to be stated publicly more often.
If we continue down the UN path, America as we know it will cease to
Noted constitutional scholar Herb Titus has thoroughly
researched the United Nations and its purported ďauthority.Ē
Titus explains that the UN Charter is not a treaty at all, but rather a
blueprint for supranational government that directly violates the Constitution.
As such, the Charter is neither politically nor legally binding upon the
American people or government. The
UN has no authority to make ďlawsĒ that bind American citizens, because it
does not derive its powers from the consent of the American people.
We need to stop speaking of UN resolutions and edicts as if they
represented legitimate laws or treaties. They
In conclusion, Mr. Speaker,
Iím merely asking House leadership to schedule vote on HR 1146.
Americans deserve to know how their representatives stand on the critical
issue of American sovereignty.
Dr. Ron Paul is a Republican member of
Congress from Texas.
Dr. Ron Paul's bio.
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