Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Thursday, May 30, 2002

NGO's and other 'transnationalists' are attempting, as they did in Durban, to use Transnational Laws to subvert the democratic process in America and take down the traditional nation-state.

HRW complained that the US offered "no remedies" for these disparities ["vast racial disparities ... in every aspect of American life" (housing, health, welfare, justice, etc)] but "simply supported equality of opportunity" and indicated "no willingness to comply" with CERD. Of course, to "comply" with the NGO interpretation of the CERD treaty, the US would have to abandon the constitution's free speech guarantees, bypass federalism, and ignore the concept of majority rule - since practically nothing in the NGO agenda is supported by the American electorate.

The author warns of what these groups are driving toward.

The challenge from transnational progressivism to traditional American concepts of citizenship, patriotism, assimilation and the meaning of democracy itself is fundamental. If our system is based not on individual rights (as defined by the US constitution) but on group consciousness (as defined by international law); not on equality of citizenship but on group preferences for non-citizens (including illegal immigrants) and for certain categories of citizens; not on majority rule within constitutional limits but on power-sharing by different ethnic, racial, gender and linguistic groups; not on constitutional law, but on transnational law; not on immigrants becoming Americans, but on migrants linked between transnational communities; then the regime will cease to be "constitutional", "liberal", "democratic" and "American" in the understood sense of those terms, but will become in reality a new hybrid system that is "post-constitutional", "post-liberal", "post-democratic" and "post-American".

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