Over the weekend, I received nearly 100 e-mail messages pointing me toward this video, which shows a little more than four minutes of a speech on climate reality given by Lord Christopher Monckton, science advisor to former British PM Margaret Thatcher, last week to folks at the Minnesota Free Market Institute at Bethel University in St. Paul.
In his speech, Lord Monckton warns of the consequences of America signing the global climate change treaty at the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December, specifically in the loss of liberty and compromise of American sovereignty which will result.
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 regime from the European Union will rubber stamp it. Virtually nobody won’t sign it.
I 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 the countries of the West to third world countries, in satisfaction of what is called, coyly, “climate debt” – because we’ve been burning CO2 and they haven’t. We’ve been screwing up the climate and they haven’t. 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 who piled out of the Berlin Wall and into the environmental movement, who took over Greenpeace so that my friends who funded it left within a year, because they captured it – Now the apotheosis as 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 it. He’ll sign anything. He’s a Nobel Peace Prize winner; of course he’ll sign it.
And the trouble is this; if that treaty is signed, your Constitution says that it takes precedence over your Constitution, and you can’t resign from that treaty unless you get agreement from all the other state parties. And because you’ll be the biggest paying country, they’re not going to let you out of it.
So, thank you, America. You were the beacon of freedom to the world. It is a privilege merely to 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 prosparity 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 and climate debt and enforcement. They are going to do this to you whether you like it or not.
But I think it is here, here in your great nation, which I so love and I so admire – it is here that perhaps, at this eleventh hour, at the fifty-ninth minute and fifty-ninth second, you will rise up and you will stop your president from signing that dreadful treaty, that purposeless treaty. For there is no problem with climate and, even if there were, an economic treaty does nothing to help it.
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 poet Longfellow:
Sail on, O Ship of State!
Sail on, O Union, strong and great!
Humanity with all its fears,
With all the hopes of future years,
Is hanging breathless on thy fate!
I share Lord Monckton’s sentiment that we absolutely need to wake up. More and more, though, as polls show that Americans care less and less about global warming and other related concerns, I believe that we are.
Overall, we’re awakening to the expanding reach of the federal government, whether it be through measures like health care reform or cap-and-trade, and to the underlying socialist agenda of world leaders like President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Americans are seeing that the environmental movement is less about the environment and more about control.
And we’re winning. We can see it when people like Brown get desperate and warn us about how we only have 50 days left to save the planet. We can see it when those who champion the enviro-socialist movement start getting angry, and take extra steps to stifle debate.
And we can see it in works like this, a new feature-length documentary entitled Not Evil, Just Wrong:
The question is whether or not we are waking up quickly enough. I certainly hope we are, though I doubt any amount of petitioning from everyday Americans will sway President Obama away from signing anything in Copenhagen. After all, he’s going to want to leave that city with head held high for once — and, when it comes to Barack Obama, nothing makes him happier than taking imperialist America down a peg.