I've been hearing the phrase "global governance" popping up frequently of late, so I set up a Google Alert to look for that phrase and send me an RSS feed. It's getting spooky.
It's bad enough that Washington tries to micromanage our lives. If they then cede power to unelected and unaccountable multi-national bureaucracies in the name of saving the planet and redistributing wealth, the outcome can not be good.
...Americans have not yet realized what a global government truly means for them. Andy Stern, the same man who argued for the necessity of global government, remarked, “There are opportunities in America to share better in the wealth, to rebalance the power and unions and government are part of the solution. But we need big answers, not small ones. Workers of the world united. It’s not just a slogan anymore. It’s the way we’ll have to do our work.” Yes, Stern quoted Karl Marx.
Furthermore, in 1976, the United Nations addressed land use at the Conference on Human Settlements, and noted, “Private land ownership is also a principle instrument of accumulation and concentraion of wealth, and therefore contributes to social injustice. If unchecked, it may become a major obstacle in the planning and implementation of development schemes.” Interestingly enough, Fannie and Freddie now control 96 percent of American residential mortgages. The federal government already owns 30 percent of American lands, and plans to acquire 10 million more acres just this year alone.
In other words, we are beginning to see the words of global-government supporters become a reality.
On a global level, when the political elite talks about the redistribution of wealth coupled with global government, they are referring to the redistribution of American wealth since America remains the richest country in the world. This will be achieved through cap and trade, government bailouts, and financial regulation if the progressives have their way. In 2007, Al Gore himself confessed that the congressional climate bill would “drive the change and one of the ways it will drive the change is through global governance and global agreements.”