Constitutional conservatives who formed the Tea Party movement and energized the right after President Barack Obama’s election in 2008 may be fighting in vain if they don’t focus on the threat of global governance that can undermine American sovereignty. This is a message that Avi Davis, president of the American Freedom Alliance, wants to interject into the broader political dialogue and conversation.
In order to achieve this end, Davis has organized a conference in which leaders such as Former Australia Prime Minister John Howard, Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus and John Bolton will deliver addresses examining this topic at the important “Global Governance vs. National Sovereignty” conference on June 10 and 11 in Los Angeles, California at the Intercontinental Hotel, which is hosted by Davis’s American Freedom Alliance.
Davis told Breitbart News that “the issue of preserving U.S. sovereignty is at the center of the struggle for identity that has beset the entire Western world and something we at the American Freedom Alliance have examined extensively with our previous international conferences on the Islamicization of Europe, academic freedom, media bias and radical environmentalism.”
Davis grew up in Australia, “where everything American was revered - and perhaps even a little feared,” and he and other Australians “were in awe of the United States for its muscular role as a champion of freedom and individual liberty.”
That perspective has made him cherish America’s sovereignty even more and fiercely fight to ensure its preservation.
“That sense of awe has never left me and it crushes me to see Americans themselves denying the historical uniqueness of the nation they have founded and the slow ebb of patriotism,” Davis told Breitbart News. “The global governance movement threatens U.S. democracy and individual liberty like no other cause or ideology in recent memory because it is so invisible and presented in the gift wrapping of international law.”
Davis notes that Americans are often pressured into adopting international law and treaties to conform to a “world consensus” Davis says does not exist because a great deal of the activism that deals with humanitarian law and environmental regulation spring from groups such as Human Rights Watch and the Sierra Club “that are not elected by any body” and so they “cannot be said to represent anyone, let alone a consensus.” Davis notes that customary International law, such as Maritime law and laws of war between nations, “did not develop in this way but only by slow accretion over a number of centuries.”
“What we are seeing now is a wholesale attempt to revamp international law and create a universal jurisdiction where none has ever existed before,” Davis said. “We need to realize that it is driven by narrow sectarian interests which are not necessarily sympathetic to our tradition of individualism and freedom of conscience.”
With this in mind, Davis said it is both “foolish and dangerous” to craft foreign policy based on what others deem to be a global consensus.
Davis said many of America’s politicians “reside in an intellectual no man's land” where they cannot see the threat of international law on the horizon. Davis is harsher toward politicians he says are either willfully blind, as Andrew McCarthy has contended in the past, It is either willful blindness, as Andrew McCarthy contends, or have “an unfortunate cravenness which marks our age.
“As we watch European Union slowly unravel, the United Nations sink into corruption and self reverence, autocratic regimes in Russia and China accumulate far greater wealth and economic power than they deserve and the Third World become a bastion of ant-Americanism and anti-semitism, the United states truly does stand as the last best hope for human freedom,” Davis said. “If the grand collectivist experiment in Europe falls to pieces, as I predict it will, the United States will be left largely alone to support the concept of individual liberty and the rights of the sovereign state.”
And that is why it is important, according to Davis, that “U.S. citizens need to be exposed to hard realities of what some of the treaties and international agreements being foisted upon us mean.”
And while treaties like Kyoto Accords and the International Criminal Court were rejected by Americans for its blatant imposition of international law and undermining of sovereignty, Davis said Americans must be vigilant about lesser known international treaties like the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, which Secretary of State Hillary Clinton endorses, which have outrageous violations of national sovereignty such provisions outlawing corporal punishment and that potentially would drag parents that home school their children before international tribunals.
Such treaties, according to Davis, send “a collectivist message that must be repudiated” for such treaties are not about “protecting the rights of children” and “much more concerned with curtailing the rights of parents to make decisions about their children free of any coercion from the state.”
“We have devoted a great deal of energy over the past five years to exposing some of the lesser known threats that confront western civilization, and I hope that with the Global Governance vs National Sovereignty conference we will have placed the final piece in a puzzle I have been working on all these years,” Davis said, noting that there are outsiders who desire control over America’s political leaders, judiciary and decision making. “With this conference I hope that we will begin an active campaign to confront [this threat].”