Obama’s ‘Redistributive Change’ and the Death of Freedom

via Obama’s ‘Redistributive Change’ and the Death of Freedom by Andrew C. McCarthy on National Review Online

“In 1966, with key help from the Soviet Union, the United Nations began promoting a monstrosity of a treaty known as the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). It is chockablock with exactly the things Obama would say government must do on your behalf: provide housing, clothing, education, health care, employment, a living wage that accounts for comparative worth (meaning the government, under the guise of preventing discrimination, determines what you are paid), limited labor hours, paid vacation and holidays, paid parental leave, nearly unrestricted trade unionization, social security (including “social insurance”), “equitable distribution of world food supplies in relation to need,” and so on. This economic-justice compact was so patently socialist that, even at the height of his Great Society and War on Poverty, President Lyndon Johnson declined to sign it. So did Presidents Nixon and Ford. But alas, there is always Jimmy Carter. Thirty years ago, he signed the ICESCR, but it has languished ever since, never ratified. President Clinton lauded the treaty but shrank from prodding the senate, where staunch Republican opposition made the required two-thirds approval margin a pipedream. “

Evidently, the author isn’t familiar with the U.N. Millennium Declaration, which was passed by the U.N. General Assembly in September of 2000, in New York. Sounds like just another name for the ICESCR. 

The U.N. will be one of Obama’s “agents of change”, as he has pledged his allegiance to the U.N. and to implementing the U.N Millennium Development Goals, which are just one facet of the Millennium Declaration. Obama has stated that one of his first actions as president will be to get his Global Poverty Act passed. This bill has been sitting in congress since April ’08, just waiting for Obama and the Democrats to take control.

Investors Business Daily, and others, have published a lot of good info on the Global Poverty Act and the Millennium Development Crap, I mean, Goals:

http://www.ibdeditorials.com/IBDArticles.aspx?id=302222641317480

http://www.ibdeditorials.com/IBDArticles.aspx?id=288920093794177

http://www.discerningtoday.org/un_millennium_declaration.htm

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