January 20, 2001
CDR Note: The posting of this draft resolution should in no way be construed to assume that we are supporters or 'followers' of Congressman Ron Paul. It is being posted because it is appropriate and as Ken White says, it is timely. Ron Paul has voted for most favored nation status for Communist China in at least two instances... maybe more. As we see it, that action displays a conciliatory, compromising attitude on the part of Ron Paul.
A friend called in to a talk show on which Paul was a guest some time last year. He asked Paul to explain his actions. Paul was unapologetic and declared that it was his opinion that people of other nations should be able to export their goods to foreign nations, including the united States. When asked about the jobs the trade agreement with Communist China has cost Americans, Paul's response was: "If people can buy China-made cheaper than American-made that is their choice. If you don't want to buy China made... don't buy China made."
Have you tried... really tried buying American-made lately? Nearly impossible. What has happened to all those workers who once had jobs manufacturing 'American-made'? Have they lost their homes because of their inability to meet mortgage payments? Are their children eating low quality food barely able to sustain life, let alone health? I would bet on it. And it's a given that Ron Paul eats well, sleeps warmly and has many comforts unaffordable to the majority today, with his salary and perks as a U.S. Congressman along with a life-time pension when the dirty work is all done and he retires.
Ron Paul is very open about his support of and agreement with the non-tariff trade agreements. They are a violation of the Constitution and have been instrumental in the loss of millions of jobs for Americans, as well as the dismantling of thousands of factories throughout the States. It is my opinion that Ron Paul plays into the hands of and has become one of the 'controlled opposition'... whether intentional or not. The Weapons of Mass Distraction that have so successfully silenced the outcry includes Paul's activities, in that his look-good proposed legislation over the years have diverted the attention of many people away from involvement in their Local and State governmental process.
His position on 'free trade - open borders' is understandable, however, as it is a platform of the Libertarian party of which I believe Paul is a member.
Our opinions of Paul and his intentions should not be confused with the message in this resolution. If enough State Legislatures passed this resolution, Paul's intentions are irrelevant. - Jackie
Because of a misunderstanding between us and the delegate with whom we were working, the following resolution was prepared and submitted immediately after the deadline for filing new resolutions in the Virginia General Assembly.
However, because the resolution is entirely in the correct form for the Virginia legislature, and because of the timeliness of its subject, we hope something like it may be adapted and introduced in some other state legislature. State action we think is essential in moving this project forward.
Virginia Taxpayers Association
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION No.____
WHEREAS, a global tax imposed by the United Nations affecting all U. S. citizens, including citizens of Virginia, will be formally proposed at a U. N. International Conference on Financing for Development March 18, 2002 to March 22, 2002 in Monterey, Mexico; and
WHEREAS, a high level panel has recommended creating within the United Nations an International Tax Organization to administer such a tax, either on international currency transactions or fossil fuel consumption; and
WHEREAS, the ITO would be expected to operate an information exchange requiring the United States to share financial data on U. S. taxpayers with other countries; and
WHEREAS, the ITO could also help implement drastic changes in how nations shape their tax policies, and could restrain tax competition which now benefits the United States; and
WHEREAS, once a United Nations tax is in place, the world government body will have independent funds estimated in the hundreds of billions, sufficient to further control our nation, regardless of what lesser sums may be requested from, or contributed by, the United States government itself, or what objections may be raised by the U. S. administration; and
WHEREAS, documents have already been circulated to end the U. S. veto in the U. N. Security Council, and a bill establishing an international tax has already been introduced in the U. S. House of Representatives; and
WHEREAS, despite strong objections by the United States government, the United Nations is continuing to obtain signatures from other nations ratifying a new International Criminal Court, which threatens criminal prosecutions against individual U. S. citizens for unspecified crimes, without trial by impartial jury, without rules of evidence, or the right of appeal to another court, and without protections secured by the United States Constitution; and
WHEREAS, the United Nations is continuing its efforts to disarm all American citizens despite the Second Amendment of the U. S. Constitution preserving the unalienable right of citizens to keep and bear arms; and
WHEREAS, a United Nations Desertification Treaty has already claimed jurisdiction over 70 percent of the earth's land area; and
WHEREAS, under provisions of the United Nations Biodiversity Treaty, policies have been developed and carried out in the United States for government to take increasing amounts of land out of the hands of farmers and other small individual owners, which policies threaten continuation and survival of the free enterprise private economy that has made this nation successful; and
WHEREAS, all efforts to merely reform the United Nations to bring its policies and practices more in accord with our nation's cherished principles of freedom under limited constitutional government have failed; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the United States Congress be urged to pass the American Sovereignty Restoration Act (H.R. 1146) introduced by Representative Ron Paul, of Texas, to withdraw the United States from the United Nations and to remove headquarters of the United Nations from the United States; and, be it
RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the President of the United States Senate, and the members of the Virginia Congressional Delegation in order that they may be apprised of the sense of the Virginia General Assembly in this matter.