In 1918, President Woodrow Wilson was the architect of the League of Nations , an international body that would regulate the conduct of nations. The need for such a League was vital in the eyes of Wilson. But to implement it and have the United States participate in it, the Democratic President needed the confirmation of the Republican Senate. The Senate declined to oblige the President and the United States never became a member of the League of Nation. Without the United States, the League sat hopelessly by watching the clouds of World War Two form over Europe, Africa and Asia. With the outbreak of the war, the League of Nations collapsed.
President Franklin Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Premiere Josef Stalin formulated a plan to institute the United Nations. President Harry Truman stated immediately after Roosevelt's death that the United Nations concept would go forward. The United Nations was born in San Francisco in 1945. The world headquarters for the United Nation was scheduled to be built in Moraga, California, until the Rockefeller family offered the New York site free.
The United Nations power to cancel any action. There is a gathering strength in the United Nations today, that never existed before and that new position does worry some American political observers. More increasingly smaller countries are beginning to dominate votes in the General Assembly. The breakup of the Soviet Union, for instance, could provide a greater voice with each Republic gaining a seat in the United Nations. Already, the nation of Macedonia , part of Yugoslavia, has been admitted. There are more socialist countries in the United Nations now than there are democracies , shifting the balance of power in the General Assembly.
When the United States sought support for its invasion of Iraq, it turned to the United Nations and several powers, including the Soviet Union, to unify public opinion. At that time President George Bush referred to such operations as the New World Order. But the Iraqi War was not the driving force for the New World Order, it was the first public showing of such an Order. Going along with the concept of the New World Order, United Nations troops are becoming more active , in Yugoslavia, Somalia, and in Cambodia. President Bush even signed an Executive Order in April 1992 permitting United Nations troops to operate within the boundaries of the United States to quell domestic or international violence that might occur here.
Where did President Bush gain the authority for such an Executive Order? The authority can be found in the First Session of the 97th Congress in Senate Treaty Document No. 97-19. On January 17, 1980, while President Jimmy Carter was still in the White House, the President and Senate confirmed the Constitution of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.
The Preamble, Article I (Objectives) and Article 2 (Functions), defines the entire concept of the New World Order , eight years before the election of President Bush and 10 months before the election of Ronald Reagan. The foreign Constitution states that the intent of the New World Order is to "direct, control, finance and subsidize all natural and human resources and agro-related, as well as basic industries...through dynamic social and economic changes...with a view to assisting in the establishment of a new international economic order." The Preamble establishes an oligarchy who will establish "rational and equitable international economic relations". United States currency and coin, used by most standards, would no longer be stablized nor assured of its value. A new economic standard would be implemented. An example of this type of shifting can be seen in Europe with the establishment of the Euro Dollar, which forced several European nations to devalue their currency. The United Nations Industrial Development Organization does not call for general elections. A total of 45 members are elected to a Board of Directors by the General Assembly. There is no guarantee the larger, more industrial nations will be represented on the Board.
Since the President and the Senate approved the U.N. Constitution, many laws have been created in this nation under the guise of Executive Orders or, for example, the Crime Bill of 1991, allowing more power to the President in time of domestic or international emergency. Senate Report 93-549 states: "Under the powers delegated by these statutes, the President may: seize property; organize and control the means of production; seize commodities; assign military forces abroad; institute martial law; seize and control all transportation and communication; regulate the operation of private enterprise; restrict travel; and in a plethora or particular ways, control the lives of all American citizens."
There has been much debate focused on whether the American people would allow such drastic measures to be taken. Most experts agree that it would take an extraordinary crisis in order for any President to invoke such non-Democratic measures. The criterion of an emergency has not been defined in any law, but it provides for domestic, international or even just monetary threat to allow the activation of such harsh controls. If the American people, in general, believed that such a crisis was that acute, the ability to invoke such measures would be made easier. Obviously, there would be some pockets of resistance. Though there have been such laws on the books since President Richard Nixon helped to shape them, no President has invoked them nor even threatened publicly to do so. But any given President at any given time has the power and the resources to invoke such laws. Under regulations approved by Congress, such laws could be invoked without their consultation or approval, and Congress would not be allowed to review such actions until six months after they had been activated. In the Crime Bill of 1991, Congress provided similar powers that allow for the construction of detention camps, the rounding up of aliens and U.S. citizens, the suspending of habeas corpus , Constitution law protecting against illegal detention , and the right to declare martial law in the event of a "drug crisis".
Senate Report 93-549 concedes, "A majority of the people of the United States have lived all of their lives under emergency rule. For 40 years, freedoms and government procedures guaranteed by the Constitution have in varying degrees been abridged by laws brought into force by states of national emergency." Nixon declared a state of emergency in 1973 and there are no documents to support that the emergency was lifted. Much of the foreground of the "emergency" has been the atomic age. The fear of massive nuclear attack set a series of emergency agencies and laws into effect. The main purpose was to assure the continuity of government in the case of a nuclear attack , survival, pure and simple, of the American government. But in placing such regulations into the survival scenario, what the United States government did was to protect government officials and offices, but not the survival or assurances of the democratic processes. The intent was to be able to survive a nuclear attack and retaliate. Saving democratic principles was of less concern then preventing an aggressor who launched the nuclear attack to win an undeclared war in a matter of minutes. A nuclear counterattack would have been met with a second nuclear strike, met in turn by a second counterattack.
Today, that emergency level has shifted away from the nuclear attack scenario and focussed instead on economic problems and the potential of civilian unrest within the United States. The Executive Orders, transfer of power to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Crime Bill of 1991, and United States ratification of the United Nations Constitution in 1980, all commence to usurp the rights of Americans guaranteed under the Constitution of the United States. The seizure laws, gun control measures, emergency legislation, all eke away at Constitutional rights guaranteed to all citizens. (See the March edition of Napa Sentinel THE MAGAZINE on Executive Orders.)
President John F. Kennedy attempted to shift the economic power base away from the independent Federal Reserve Board and back to Congress. Under the Constitution, only Congress shall have the right to coin money. Yet if you look at every bill in your wallet, you will see that it is a Federal Reserve Note. Kennedy signed an Executive Order in 1963, directing the monetary system of this nation be placed back into the Constitutional hands of Congress. He was assassinated within three weeks of that order and President Lyndon Johnson rescinded the order within a week of taking office. President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned the nation on his retirement from the Presidency not to trust the powers that were building , the military-industrial complex. The changes in our fundamental freedoms have, as the Senate stated, been eroded in some form for 40 years.
The public documentation exists on these erosions, but few individuals have sought them out and few people of influence have bothered to inform the public of these basic changes. The corporate-owned media has sat quietly by on the sidelines, reviewing profits and not public priority. America has been gradually shifting, laws have been created over four decades that have created the machinery for massive Presidential authority in any time of undefined emergency.
The only question that remains is: Will the day and the person come that will see the implementation of these laws?