The United Nations was founded to provide a forum for the world’s nations to negotiate differences and avoid armed conflict. Its administrative role was restricted to policing peace agreements after they were concluded and providing humanitarian assistance.
But now, the U.N. is trying to become the world’s government, superseding national sovereignty and making of the world, one nation. And who is to run this global government? The unelected bureaucrats who staff the United Nations. And who will set policy for them? The corrupt, undemocratic nations that comprise the U.N. General Assembly.
In our new book “Here Come the Black Helicopters: U.N. Global Governance and the Loss of Freedom,” we warn of the dangers of this change in the goals of the United Nations.
The U.N. is an inherently undemocratic institution. Only 45 percent of its members are deemed to be “free” nations by the Freedom Institute. And about one-third of the world’s population –including notably China –are governed, and represented in the U.N., by dictatorial governments.
When the nations of the world sit augustly in the General Assembly chamber behind name plates for each country, the spectacle is deceptive. The delegate from Russia should not be called the representative of the “Russian Federation.” He is the representative of one man — Vladimir Putin. The Chinese delegate should frankly be called the representative of the handful of members of that country’s Politburo. The delegate for Venezuela represents only Hugo Chavez.
To give the United States, Britain, France, Canada, Germany, Japan and the other democracies the same one vote each as the U.N. gives dictatorships is a travesty.
When the U.N. was a forum for negotiation to avoid war, it made sense to take the nations as they come, treating free and not free equally. In avoiding war, it doesn’t matter if the Russian representative only speaks for Putin because it is on Putin’s say-so that a war could be launched.
But if we are talking about a global government, how can we accord one man the same power as the elected leaders of democracies elected by hundreds of millions of voters?
And, in the U.N., size should matter but it doesn’t. In “Here Comes the Black Helicopters,” we note that the U.N. is run by a Lilliputians who would tie up the world’s Gullivers. A voting majority of the General Assembly — 97 countries — have populations of less than eight million, smaller than New York City. These 97 nations have a combined population of 241 million — much less than the United States alone. Forty countries have fewer than one million people. Others have fewer than 100,000 population: Monaco (33,000), San Marino (33,000), Palau (20,000), Tuvalu (20,000) and Nauru (10,000). Each of these countries cast the same vote as China (1.3 billion), India (1.2 billion) and the United States (310 million).
Our democracy was redefined by the Supreme Court as requiring “one man, one vote.” But how can we join a global government in which a majority of votes are cast by countries with less than 5 percent of the world’s population?
And are these nations, who would constitute a kind of global Congress to rule over us, honest?
Transparency International found that only fifty of the 182 nations rated were “honest.” 92 countries, almost half of the assembly, were rated as highly corrupt (three or less on a one to ten scale).
We are being asked to cede our precious sovereignty to the rule of tiny, corrupt, autocratic nations.
Please read “Here Come the Black Helicopters” to learn the true danger we face and how to stop it from taking away our precious freedom.