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Congress must get us out of UNESCO. Again!
By Tom DeWeese
The nation laid Ronald Reagan to rest with a massive outpouring of respect and affection for the accomplishments of this great man. One of his most important achievements was to get the United States out of the United Nations Economic, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
During the nation's week of mourning it was shameful to watch those same politicians, with crocodile tears running down their faces, telling us how they admired the former president's courage to do the right thing. If these congressmen truly want to honor his memory, then they should show some courage themselves and take immediate steps to undo their mistake and get us out of UNESCO again.
Remember, the United States is now paying $60 million per year to help pay for this propaganda.
UNESCO wants to control the Internet by taxing its use. UNESCO would like to collect a fee every time you send e-mail. UNESCO would also like to control who can open up a web site and who can put information on the web. UNESCO wants to get control of the world's greatest source of information in order to control its flow.
Control of the Internet will open personal privacy to inspection by non-elected bureaucrats who are accountable to no one. If you want to know how UNESCO would oversee the Internet, just take a look at how Communist China does it. That's the model UNESCO intends to use.
And the United States is now paying $60 million per year to pay for this effort.
UNESCO has laid claim to 47 United Nations biosphere reserves in our nation, accounting for more than 70 million acres of U.S. soil that is locked away. Worse, UNESCO's rule over these lands extends beyond the actual boundaries into what are called buffer zones. That's how UNESCO successfully stopped a private gold mine operation located miles from Yellow Stone National Park, a UNESCO Heritage Site.
Thanks to the courageous men and women of the United States Congress, American
Send a strong message to those who seek UN global governance. Tell them that the United States will not go quietly into the night.
Tom DeWeese is the president of the American Policy Center, a grassroots, activist think tank headquartered in Warrenton, VA. The Center maintains an Internet site at www.americanpolicy.org. © Tom DeWeese 2004
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