Is the West’s and America’s next–and perhaps most important–ideological war between global governance and national sovereignty?
That is the provocative–and important–question that will be discussed at the “Global Governance vs. National Sovereignty” conference on June 10 and 11 in Los Angeles, California at the Intercontinental Hotel.
Avi Davis, president of the American Freedom Alliance, told Breitbart News the conference will be issuing a declaration on preserving national sovereignty that will be sent to world leaders and former world leaders, to which all of the conference’s participants have agreed upon in advance. Davis said his group has also been “working with several foreign policy advisers of the Romney campaign in an effort to feed them information about the seriousness of the global governance message” and have made efforts to reach out to the Sovereignty Caucus on Capitol Hill and to Senators such as John Kyl (R-Ariz.) and Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) who are concerned about the dangers of international law in undermining American sovereignty.
“We need…to expose the true motivations…of those pushing international standards in human rights, environmental regulation and the laws of war upon us,” Davis told Breitbart News. “It is not to better our lives – or anybody else’s lives. It is to control us.”
Leaders such as Former Australia Prime Minister John Howard, Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus and America’s former Ambassador to the United Nations under the George W. Bush Administration, John Bolton, will deliver addresses examining “whether the forces of global governance are successfully challenging the very concept of national sovereignty in the U.S., Europe, and Israel.” The two-day conference will also focus on how the rise of transnational law at the U.S. Supreme Court, the United Nations, human rights NGOs and organizations like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch threaten America’s national security policies and can potentially undermine American sovereignty.
“As we enter the second decade of the 21st Century, an epic struggle seems to be developing between the forces of global governance and American constitutional democracy,” the conference’s organizers write in introduction to the conference’s agenda. “Transnationalists in the United Nations and the European Union, but more more importantly among America’s elites, are seeking to establish a ‘global rule of law’ which would make American constitutional law subservient to a global authority.”
Most importantly, the conference will seek to ask: “How can a vigorous defense of sovereign self-government be mounted so that it becomes a central issue in our foreign policy debate?”
Former Ambassador to United Nations John Bolton will keynote a speech (“What is the global governance movement and what is its agenda?”) while Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus will deliver an address on the promotion of global governance through the United Nations and global warming alarmism. Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard will give a speech on why nation states still matter.
Other speakers include Davis, Breitbart News’ Stephen K. Bannon, Robert C. O’Brien, Managing Partner of the Los Angeles office of Arent Fox law firm and a regular commenter on national security issues, Roger Simon, the co-founder of Pajamas TV, and former Bush Administration Justice Department official and Berkeley law professor John Yoo, whose upcoming book, Taming Globalization, examines how “American sovereignty channels and resists efforts at global governance.”
Various breakout sessions will focus on topics such as “non-governmental organizations as purveyors of global governance,” whether Europe is a model for transnational global governance, the Green movement, Agenda 21, and global warming alarmism as fronts for global governance, and how rules governing the Internet can also be used to undermine national sovereignty.
Other breakout sessions will focus on how specific laws that purportedly deal with things such as “global warming” can be applied to undermine sovereignty. One session is titled, “Lawfar: its uses and abuses.” Other will focus on “the human rights industry and its role in undermining sovereignty,” “the demonization/diminishment of the United States and Israel as a chief global governance strategy,” and “case studies of U.S. judicial decisions which have diminished U.S. sovereignty.”
The conference will also have panels dealing with “the politicization of International Law and its impact on national sovereignty” and an important workshop on how people can “use the political process to thwart and defeat global governance activism.”
The conference’s full agenda can be seen here.