Accuracy in Media

Chances are that you’re going to be hearing from a group called Citizens for Global Solutions in opposing John Bolton’s confirmation as U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. A vote has been scheduled in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on September 7. What you will probably not be told is that Citizens for Global Solutions is the new name of the old World Federalist Association, a group favoring world government.

Back in April, 2005, when Bolton’s name was first offered for the post, Andrea Koppel of CNN interviewed “Don Kraus with Citizens for Global Solutions,” described as “spearheading the grassroots campaign to keep Bolton out of the U.N. at a time when Bush claims he wants to repair relations with U.S. allies.”

Notice that Koppel, CNN’s State Department correspondent, referred to the Bush “claim” that he wanted to repair relations. This was her way of saying that Bush was being disingenuous. Kraus told her that Bolton “has the wrong message and he brings with him baggage that would make it difficult for him to be an effective ambassador for the United States at the U.N.” Koppel said the evidence showed that Bolton had “open hostility for the United Nations?”

Speaking of baggage, Citizens for Global Solutions has so much of it that the group changed its name, so that the public could be deceived about its real agenda. Doesn’t a “global solution” sound more appealing than world government? While Bolton may be somewhat hostile to the U.N., Citizens for Global Solutions is absolutely hostile to U.S. sovereignty.

The WFA has openly stated that a “world federation,” a euphemism for world government, can be achieved by advancing “step by step toward global governance” through establishing new U.N.-associated entities such as the International Criminal Court and by passing measures like the Law of the Sea Treaty. One of its main priorities is “To provide the U.N. with sustained and independent sources of funding.” That is, global taxes.

By adding more power, authority and functions to the United Nations, it says that “national sovereignty would be gradually eroded until it is no longer an issue.”

According to the material it gave to Project Vote Smart, however, Citizens for Global Solutions “envisions a future in which nations work together to abolish war, protect our rights and freedoms, and solve the problems facing humanity that no nation can solve alone. This vision requires effective democratic global institutions that will apply the rule of law while respecting the diversity and autonomy of national and local communities.”

All of this flowery rhetoric is designed to mask its real goal-world government.

As I noted in a previous column, the group is pouring money into political campaigns, including Senator Rick Santorum opponent Bob Casey, and Rep. Curt Weldon opponent Joseph Sestak in Pennsylvania.

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