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Transcript of a speech given by Lord Christopher Monckton, former policy advisor to Margaret Thatcher, in which a dire warning is given to all Americans regarding the United Nations Climate Change Treaty.
At Copenhagen, this December, weeks away, a treaty will be signed. Your president will sign it. Most of the third world countries will sign it — because they think they’re going to get money out of it. Most of the left-wing regimes around the world like the European Union will rubber-stamp it. Virtually nobody won’t sign it. I have read that treaty, and what it says is this: That a world government is going to be created.
The word government actually appears as the first of three purposes of the new entity. The second purpose is the transfer of wealth from countries of the west to third world countries in satisfaction of what is called coyly a climate debt, because we’ve been burning CO2 and they haven’t and we’ve been screwing up the climate. We haven’t been screwing up the climate, but that’s the line. And the third purpose of this new entity, this government, is enforcement. How many of you think that the word election, or democracy, or vote, or ballot occurs anywhere in the 200 pages of that treaty? Quite right, it doesn’t appear once. So, at last, the communists piled out of the Berlin wall and into the environmental movement and took over Green Peace so that my friends who founded it, left within a year because they’d captured it. Now the apotheosis is at hand. They are about to impose a communist world government on the world. You have a president who has very strong sympathies with that point of view. He’s going to sign. He’ll sign anything. He’s a Noble Peace Laureate; of course he’ll sign it.
The trouble is this. If that treaty is signed, your Constitution says that it takes precedence over your Constitution, and you can’t resile from that treaty unless you get the agreement of all the other states participating, because you’ll be the biggest paying country, they’re not going to let you out. (Editor’s Note: This is based on an interpretation of Article VI, paragraph 2 of the Constitution and may not be accurate. However, a treaty and the Constitution would be interpreted as much as possible so as not to conflict with one another, which alone may empower the treaty enough to cause significant damage to America’s sovereignty).
So, thank you America, you were the beacon of freedom for the world, it is a privilege merely stand on this soil of freedom while it is still free. But in the next few weeks, unless you stop it, your President will sign your freedom, your democracy, and your prosperity away forever, and neither you nor any subsequent government you may elect will have any power whatsoever to take it back. That is how serious it is. I’ve read the treaty. I’ve seen this stuff about government, climate debt and enforcement. They are going to do this to you whether you like it or not. But I think it is here in your great nation that I so love and admire that perhaps at this eleventh hour of the fifty-ninth minute and fifty-ninth second, you will rise up and you will stop your President from signing that dreadful treaty.
So, I end by saying to you the words that Winston Churchill addressed to your President in the darkest hour before the dawn of freedom in the Second World War. He quoted from your great Longfellow: “Sail on oh ship of state, sail on oh union, strong and great. Humanity with all its fears, with all the hopes of future years, is hanging breathless on thy fate.”