Sadly, there are lots of folks who are less than astute...or who fail to pay attention to important political decisions. The election proved that. One of the ineluctable ramifications of said election is that globalism clouds our future. One rube posted this: "The Globalists who insist that our leaders be held to a standard of international justice are "bad" globalists. (of course, we had no problem with international tribunals at the end of WWII to try the Axis leaders.)" Reeks of sarcasm. But fails to understand who decides the standard... The simple minded believe that 'justice' means the same thing to all people. Globalism is the end of our sovereignty. It is the very antithesis of a free people making the decisions that govern a nation. Consider the effects of global governance on domestic law. 1. The United Nations has a convention for the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women, (CEDAW), adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly. Nations not joining: Sudan, Syria, Iran and the United States. The ideas sounds good...as do so many until one sees the details. 2. Why not join? The American Bar Association has a 200 page analysis explaining exactly what compliance would mean. It explains that the UN sends monitoring groups, which ask hundreds of questions which would all move toward law suits. a. The UN convention is not about equality of opportunity, or equality under the law, but about de facto equality, equality of outcome. b. statistical equality. c. ..an obligation for gender quotas. 3. The questions that the UN will assign if the law is ratified: a. What programs exist to educate judges about CEDAWs precedence over national law? b. Has the State created a national machinery dedicated to the advancement of women through the promotion of more equitable gender roles? c. Does the State have a long-term plan to promote the advancement of women? http://www.hudson.org/files/publications/CEDAW-Senate-testimony-Fonte-John-11182010.pdf 4. Consider the ideology involved: the partisan agenda of the Western progressives disguised as universal human rights. a.When they went to France they decried that there were not 50% of women on corporate boards, and/or financial institutions so they asked for financial sanctions against any who did not have the correct ratios. b. In Germany the monitors demanded to know why the government had not conducted a study to find out why fathers were reluctant to use parental leave. 5. The problem is not only the UN, which cannot at this time enforce their laws, but the fact that American legal elites are not just behind same but in front of same. And, that there are many other UN conventions the rights of the child, etc. The rights of the disabled treaty is currently before the Senate .and it has many hidden measures and quotas. a. It should not be missed that the above distorts our constitutional process, and replaces same with a foreign process. It enters our constitutional process, and shrinks it by adding weight to one side; it damages democratic decision making. It ends federalism, as these decisions are always at the federal level. It short-circuits business, and parental rights of a civil society. 6. This movement is adversarial to American interests and values, and limited constitutional government. It claims that it is in our interest, so that when other nations are superior to ours, they will also behave globally. This is naïve at best. What is best for our interests is a military inferior to none, and the will to use it. It fails on the Utopian premise that other nations will behave as the progressives predict; they will simply say that was then, this is now. a. The most vital interest of the United States is the perpetuation of democratic self-government .hardly the subordination of our sovereignty. b. Beware of the supporters of this movement making us too weak to defend ourselves ..and seeing that as support for global governance. c. Europe has succumbed. 60-80 % of all laws in the EU are initiated by the unelected bureaucracy in Brussels, the European Commission no longer by parliaments, the House of Commons, and other national legislative bodies. Globalism: Beware. Covered in detail inSovereignty or Submission, by John Fonte We all know of globalism under a different name: "Last thing I remember, I was Running for the door I had to find the passage back To the place I was before "Relax, " said the night man, "We are programmed to receive. You can check-out any time you like, But you can never leave! "