Political commentator and advisor Dick Morris has co-written a book with his wife Eileen McGann explaining why there are legitimate reasons to be concerned about progression towards a one-world government. Once mocked as the fringe elements of society over their concerns that “black helicopters” were sent by the United Nations to spy on Americans, those who are worried about UN control can now point to numerous ways the United States is losing its sovereignty. This book provides a comprehensive analysis of how the UN is gradually subverting the authority of the U.S. and why it is a terrible thing.
Morris shows that the UN’s form of governance, one nation – one vote, is not democratic because many of the world’s nations are corrupt dictatorships, which do not represent the interests of their people. Freedom House, an organization that rates the level of freedom in the world’s countries, found that only a minority of the world’s countries are free. Additionally, while many of the 193 nations that form the UN are tiny, they each get one vote equal to the votes of the U.S. and other larger nations. Morris warns that under a UN government, “The Lilliputians will rule the giants.”
Morris reveals troubling information about international treaties that most people are probably unaware of. The U.S. is bound to international treaties that have never been ratified by the Senate. Under the Vienna Convention, as long as the President signs the treaties, that is enough to bind the U.S. unless the Senate brings it up for a vote and vetoes ratification. Several treaties have gone into effect quietly this way, purposely not brought up for a vote in order to avoid being defeated.
Perhaps the most surprising information Morris reveals is that foreign aid has been a failure. Of the 97 countries the U.S. gave redevelopment money to between 1997 and 2006, one quarter saw a drop in their per capita GDP, 28 had almost no growth, and 39 had only minor growth. Only four countries out of the 97 had real economic growth of five percent or more. Yet, third world dictatorships are demanding more and more aid, most of which will be squandered. For example, the UN administered Oil-for-Food program in Iraq, which began in 1995, funneled most of the money into the pockets of dictator Saddam Hussein. Russia, China and France steered more than $79 million in contracts to their favored contractors.
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