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US Needs Independence from the UN
by Tom DeWeese
4 July 2003 United Nations Flag

Tom DeWeese personally delivered almost one million signed petitions to House Speaker Dennis Hastert during the 2000 UN Millennium Summit.  What America needs is a Declaration of Independence from the United Nations.

What America needs is a Declaration of Independence from the United Nations.

In 2000, on behalf of the American Policy Center, I personally delivered almost one million signed "Declaration of Independence" petitions to House Speaker Dennis Hastert during the UN Millennium Summit. It was a good start and demonstrated significant support, but getting America out of the UN will only happen when enough Americans have joined together to apply the pressure Congress will require before it takes action.

There is no better time than now. Americans should flood Capitol Hill with petitions, letters, emails, and phone calls in support of legislation like Ron Paul's American Sovereignty Restoration Act (H.R. 1146) to end US membership in the United Nations.

Within this passed year, the UN has shown itself to be a very foolish organization. It shot itself in the foot in front of millions of Americans. And everyday, more insanity comes out of the UN. More Americans now understand the evil of this organization and the threat it brings to us all. It is a threat to America's sovereignty.

In the days ahead, you can count on France and Germany to take more outrageous actions in the UN against the United States. The nation will see it and, finally, even some members of Congress will begin to see the danger.

Get the United States out of the United Nations and get the United Nations out of the United States. It's not a cliché, it is a rallying call to action.
As with all great efforts to resist evil, you may say that you are tired of signing petitions, sending letters, making phone calls. You may believe that it does no good. You may want to quit the fight. For many, it has been a long, hard fight. It's often been a lonely fight. Sometimes it has felt like a hopeless fight, but I want you to remember the seemingly hopeless odds our Founding Fathers faced against the tyranny that threatened them. They faced the strongest military force in the world. They faced financial ruin. They faced death.

Imagine how alone those forty farmers felt as they stood on the Green at Lexington, facing a force of British soldiers? Imagine how discouraged George Washington felt in the miserable cold at Valley Forge as his army froze with no food, no shelter and no shoes? Imagine yourself at Independence Hall in Philadelphia with Thomas Jefferson and John Adams as they prepared to sign a document that could well lead to the hanging tree.

Our Founding Fathers faced it all. They didn't know what you and I know. They didn't know how it would turn out, but they did know that they had to move forward. They knew they couldn't turn back because they understood that tyranny was worse than dying on the battlefield or hanging from the gallows.

Today, we are threatened by a tyranny that hates all that our Founding Fathers achieved.

The United Nations and its supporters seek to take the wealth created by the system of free markets the Founding Fathers knew would be the engine of the world's economy.

The UN is driving to lock up the private property the Founding Fathers knew was the key to every American's liberty.

Just as with King George, the UN seeks to do away with an American justice system that is the fairest in the world. Already with its own court system, the UN now seeks its own army and its own tax system. It will lead to a global IRS and a global police force.

It will be a global government elected by no one on earth. Power-mad special interest groups called "non-government organizations" will control the UN.  A new Dark Age of ignorance and serfdom is waiting if the US does not take action to withdraw its blessing and its support. When the US does withdraw its support, the UN will be assigned to the trash heap of history just as the League of Nations was.

Let's celebrate American independence by freeing America from the duplicity of the United Nations and the bewildering maze of treaties, protocols and conventions that exercise control over our nation.

Tom DeWeese is publisher and editor of The DeWeese Report and president of the American Policy Center, a grassroots, activist think tank headquartered in Warrenton, VA.

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