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August 31, 2010
The 'Citizen of the World' vs. America
The fact that the Obama administration included Arizona's immigration law in the United States' first-ever human rights report to the United Nations is alarming, but not exactly surprising. Obama and his administration have demonstrated an unsettling pattern of placing the international community above American sovereignty.
Back in May, Obama administration official, Michael Posner, basically apologized to Communist China for Arizona's immigration law. (Incidentally, the number of illegal Chinese immigrants apprehended in the Tucson sector of Arizona jumped tenfold last year.)
In December of 2009, Obama signed an executive order giving the international police force, Interpol, immunity from the US Constitution. Andy McCarthy of National Review wrote:
"...For no apparent reason, President Obama issued an executive order removing the Reagan limitations. That is, Interpol's property and assets are no longer subject to search and confiscation, and its archives are now considered inviolable. This international police force (whose U.S. headquarters is in the Justice Department in Washington) will be unrestrained by the U.S. Constitution and American law while it operates in the United States and affects both Americans and American interests outside the United States.... To puts these things in context, one need look no further than the 2008 speech given in Berlin, Germany by the then Senator Obama, in which he infamously said:
...Why would we elevate an international police force above American law? Why would we immunize an international police force from the limitations that constrain the FBI and other American law-enforcement agencies? Why is it suddenly necessary to have, within the Justice Department, a repository for stashing government files which, therefore, will be beyond the ability of Congress, American law-enforcement, the media, and the American people to scrutinize?"
"Tonight, I speak to you not as a candidate for President, but as a citizen - a proud citizen of the United States, and a fellow citizen of the world." The conclusion of his speech was similarly disturbing:
" People of Berlin - and people of the world - the scale of our challenge is great. The road ahead will be long. But I come before you to say that we are heirs to a struggle for freedom. We are a people of improbable hope. With an eye toward the future, with resolve in our hearts, let us remember this history, and answer our destiny, and remake the world once again." Remake the world? In addition to "fundamentally transforming the United States of America"? Actually, the two go hand in hand; for whatever happens to America truly effects the rest of the world. Sadly, Obama, thus far, has proven faithful and persistent in following through with his schemes for change.