VIRGINIA TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION P. O. BOX 663 LYNCHBURG, VA 24505 - 25 years in the cause of freedom - FROM: Kenneth White, President (Residence) 93 Shields Gap Rd. Roseland, VA 22967 2/8/01 Tel./FAX No.: 804 277-5255 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE E-mail: KWhite9472@aol.com TAXPAYERS URGE HOUSE TO REJECT SENATE GIFT TO UN The Virginia Taxpayers Association, a leading grassroots critic of the United Nations, said today the House of Representatives "must reject the Senate’s gigantic flip-flop Wednesday in favor of the UN." The Senate voted 99-0 Feb. 7 to pay 582 million in alleged "back dues" to the UN, provided the organization tightens its bureaucracy and reduces America's share of peacekeeping costs. Included in the agreement is a one-time gift of 34 million from media mogul Ted Turner to cover the UN budget shortfall due to reduced U.S. payments. The VTA's statement cited the following: ** Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jesse Helms (R-NC) in a widely reported speech to the UN Security Council last January lambasted the Security Council as a shining example of utopian visions that imposes UN authority on the U.S. He sought to justify the U.S. being able to pick and choose its UN involvements. ** Helms admitted Jan. 9 of this year that the world body has not fulfilled all of the reforms mandated by Congress in 1999. ** The Senate has voted 99-0 against ratifying the UN's Kyoto global warming treaty, estimated to cost the U. S. billions to implement. ** Members of both Houses have strongly attacked the UN's International Criminal Court treaty, which President Clinton's representative signed hours before the Dec. 31, 2000 deadline. They said the treaty would subject U. S. citizens accused of vaguely defined war crimes to trial before foreign judges without a jury, Fifth Amendment protections, clear rules of evidence to use in their defense, or right of appeal to a higher court. ** The UN has proposed a global tax on international currency transactions in a Jan. 30 report compiled by the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organization. Such a tax, which the VTA pointed out Congress could not repeal, could raise billions for the UN, removing any check by U. S. elected officials on the UN's far-flung activities. ** Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.) has brought out that the U. S. has spent about 19 billion on peacekeeping activities since 1992. We have been credited with 1.8 billion of that against UN dues, so a precedent has already been made, that if we spend money on an authorized UN peacekeeping activity those monies that we have spent are in lieu of dues. Thus there is about another $17 billion still outstanding that we have received no credit for, and the U. S. does not owe the UN a dime for any dues. ** The Heritage Foundation, largest and most influential conservative think tank in Washington, has announced a major new report charging that the United Nations is engaged in a campaign against the foundations of society. These foundations include the family, motherhood & fatherhood, religions that espouse the importance of marriage and the traditional family, and the legal and social structures that protect them. The report's author believes the UN uses international treaties and UN implementing committees to force countries to change their domestic laws and constitutions to adopt policies that will ultimately make women and children more, not less, vulnerable. ** In Virginia the UN is so unpopular that after Gov. Jim Gilmore ordered observance of United Nations Day in Virginia last Oct. 24 neither the event nor the person Gilmore officially designated to head up the 'celebration' got a single mention in the local newspaper where the UN person lives. For the year 2001 Gilmore has therefore canceled any gubernatorial proclamation on United Nations Day. In conclusion, the VTA said, "Since Secretary General Kofi Annan and other top UN leaders have openly proclaimed the UN's objective is 'global governance', which involves destruction of the U. S. Constitution, it is essential that the House of Representatives promptly stop this unlawful U. S. payment to the discredited 'new world order' promoters."See also:
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