While millions of Americans are barbecuing their way through Memorial weekend, the UN carries on with it’s plans for world domination. This time, or perhaps I should say today, it is through Internet regulation via the International Telecommunication Union. As if it wasn’t enough to worry about CISPA and all the other Internet related bills coming down the pike, Congress will now be considering a UN proposal which, among other things, would give the UN more control over data privacy and cyber security.
For now, it doesn’t seem that lawmakers on either the left or the right are very enthusiastic about this proposal, but then again, some of those folks change their opinion more often than they change their socks. It might be best not to trust them to remain steadfast on this issue.
Their concern over the proposal also raises the question; why are they hearing it in the first place?
Of course, some legislators aren’t very happy to be seeing the resurgence of the Law of the Sea treaty either, and though it has been postponed until after the election, it certainly hasn’t gone away.
The Law of the Sea treaty would also put Americans under the jurisdiction of an international body, namely the International Seabed Authority – also an agency of the UN – by subjecting U.S. companies to an international tax when drilling on our continental shelf. Imagine it; you do all the difficult dirty work, only to have your pay check hijacked not only by your own government, but by the UN as well. Not only that, but those same companies could be subject to international emissions laws. Think about what a great job the EPA bureaucracy has done policing our own large nation, you know, without penalizing the innocent, costing Americans jobs, looking ridiculous, using common sense… Oh wait. Maybe being subject to an international environmental bureaucracy isn’t the best idea after all.
Regardless of the unease on either side of the aisle, both of these – and many other issues involving the UN – are still up for debate. At what point does “unease” become “fighting for what’s right?” Does that happen? It seems we are not only in a battle for state sovereignty, but simultaneously a battle for national sovereignty. It’s almost as if our government wants to sell our own country right out from under us, whether they feel uneasy about it or not.