might be a whiz kid at creating computer software, but beyond that Bill
Gates has proven time and again that he hasn’t a clue about why
or how freedom works.
constantly teams up with anti-free market types like the National Wildlife
Federation (NWF) to produce “educational programs” in his
software packages, misdirecting unsuspecting children with political
propaganda. In 2002 he gave the NWF $600,000 worth of software to help
these environmental radicals run their programs to block the drilling
of American oil. Apparently Gates doesn’t understand that he needs
oil to create power to run computers. Most recently his Bill and Melinda
Gates Foundation donated $3 million to eight universities to reinvent
the flush toilet. Environmentalists call that device “one of the
world’s most destructive habits.”
Gates is a captive of his own wealth, suffering the usual rich man’s
guilt over being rich – rushing full speed ahead to “give
back to the world.” Funny how such giving back always seems to
mean supporting socialist causes with money gained from the free market.
Up till now, Gates has just been giving his own money voluntarily. Even
if it’s to bad causes, he is certainly free to use his money anyway
however, his misguided meddling is about to involve the misdirecting
of everyone’s income, and so the world’s richest useful
idiot just became dangerous to freedom.
November, as part of the G20 summit, Gates, representing his foundation,
presented a report on a plan to eradicate world poverty. Said Gates,
“I am honored to have been given this important opportunity.
My report will address the financing needed to achieve maximum progress
on the Millennium Development Goals, and to make faster progress on
development over the next decade.” Gate’s report proposes
a financial transaction tax (FTT) on tobacco, aviation, fuel and carbon
(energy), to be enforced by all members of the G20 nations. The financial
transaction tax has been excitedly talked about in the halls of the
UN for a decade. Called the Tobin Tax, named after a Yale economist
who dreamed it up, FTT would give the UN almost unlimited funding by
taxing every stock and monetary transaction in the world.
didn’t just dream this up on his own accord. He is actually resurrecting
legislation a bill introduced in 2008 by then Senator Barack Obama.
It was called the Global Poverty Act. Obama introduced the bill during
his one abbreviated term in the U.S. Senate.
bill was one of the only pieces of legislation ever introduced by Senator
Barack Obama, and it wasn’t just a compassionate bit of fluff
that Obama dreamed up to help the poor of the world. This bill was directly
tied to the United Nations and served as little more than a shake down
of American taxpayers in a massive wealth redistribution scheme. The
Global Poverty Act would provide the United Nations with 0.7% of the
United States gross national product. Estimates indicated that would
add up to at least $845 billion of taxpayer money into UN coffers, to
be spent (or wasted) by UN bureaucrats. The excuse for the taxing, of
course, is to help end poverty in third world countries. The bill died
in Congress in 2008 after passing unanimously in the House. Now Bill
Gates has resurrected it.
course the United States has had an ongoing program of supplying billions
of dollars in foreign aid and assistance to the poor for decades. In
addition, the U.S. pays most of the bills at the UN for its many unworkable
poverty programs. So what’s new about the Global Poverty Act,
and why is it dangerous?
some history that led up to the Global Poverty Act. In 1999 and 2000
non-governmental organizations, NGOs held numerous meetings around the
world to write what became known as the Charter for Global Democracy.
The document was prepared as a blue print for achieving global governance.
In reality it was a charter for the abolition of individual freedom,
national sovereignty and limited government.
Charter for Global Democracy outlined its goals in 12 detailed “principles:”
Principle One called for the consolidation of all international agencies
under the direct authority of the UN.
Principle Two called for UN regulation of all transnational corporations
and financial institutions, requiring an “international code of
conduct” concerning the environment and labor standards.
Principle Three explored various schemes to create independent revenue
sources for the UN – meaning UN taxes including fees on all international
monetary transactions, taxes on aircraft flights in the skies, and on
shipping fuels, and licensing of what the UN called the “global
commons,” meaning use of air, water and natural resources. The
Law of the Sea Treaty fits this category.
Principle Four would restructure the UN by eliminating the veto power
and permanent member status on the Security Council. Such a move would
almost completely eliminate U.S. influence and power in the world body.
In turn Principle Four called for the creation of an “Assembly
of the People” which would be populated by hand-picked non-governmental
organizations (NGOs) which are nothing more than political groups with
their own agendas (the UN calls NGOs “civil society”). Now,
the UN says these NGO’s will be the representatives of the “people”
and the Assembly of the People will become the new power of the UN.
Principle Five would authorize a standing UN army.
Principle six would require UN registration of all arms and the reduction
of all national armies “as part of a multinational global security
system” under the authority of the UN.
Principle Seven would require individual and national compliance with
all UN “Human rights” treaties and declarations.
Principle Eight would activate the UN Criminal Court and make it compulsory
for all nations — now achieved.
Principle Nine called for a new institution to establish economic and
environmental security by ensuring “Sustainable
Principle Ten would establish an International Environmental Court
Principle Eleven demanded an international declaration stating that
climate change is an essential global security interest that requires
the creation of a “high level action team” to allocate carbon
emissions based on equal per-capita rights – The Kyoto Global
Warming Treaty in action.
Principle Twelve demanded the cancellation of all debt owed by the poorest
nations, global poverty reductions and for the “equitable sharing”
of global resources, as allocated by the UN – here is where
Obama’s Global Poverty Act comes in.
the Charter for Global Democracy was intended to give the UN domain
over all of the earth’s land, air and seas. In addition it would
give the UN the power to control all natural resources, wild life, and
energy sources, even radio waves. Such control would allow the UN to
place taxes on everything from development; to fishing; to air travel;
to shipping. Anything that could be defined as using the earth’s
resources would be subject to UN use-taxes. Coincidentally, all twelve
principles came directly from the UN’s Commission on Global Governance.
was one major problem with the Charter for Global Democracy, at least
as far as the UN was concerned. It was too honest and straightforward.
Overt action displeases the high-order thinking skills of UN diplomats.
The UN likes to keep things fuzzy and gray so as not to scare off the
natives. That way there is less chance of screaming headlines of a pending
takeover by the UN. So, by the time the UN’s Millennium Summit
rolled around in September 2000, things weren’t quite so clear.
the Summit, attended by literally every head of state and world leader,
including then-president Bill Clinton, the name of the Charter had been
changed to the Millennium Declaration and the language had been toned
down to sound more like suggestions and ideas. Then those “suggestions”
were put together in the “Millennium Declaration” in the
name of all of the heads of state. No vote or debate was allowed —
just acclamation by world leaders who basically said nothing. And the
deed was done. The UN had its marching orders for the new Millennium.
the principles were called “Millennium Goals,” and there
were eight instead of twelve. Goal 1:Eradicate
Extreme Hunger and Poverty; Goal 2: Achieve
Universal Primary Education; Goal 3: Promote
Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women; Goal 4:
Reduce Child Mortality; Goal 5: Improve Maternal
Health; Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and
other diseases; Goal 7: Ensure Environmental
Sustainability; Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership
these are sneaky guys, well trained in the art of saying nothing. Who
could oppose such noble goals? The Millennium Project, which was set
up to achieve the “goals” says on its website that it intends
to “end poverty by 2015.” A noble goal, indeed. So what
happened to the 12 Charter principles? Take a hard look – they
are all still there.
One, Two, and Twelve are right there in Goal 8 – to develop a
global partnership for development. Now almost every world organization
such as the World Bank carries a section on their web sites calling
for “Millennium Development Goals” which control international
banking and loan policy. They set policy goals for each country and
sometimes communities to measure if nations are keeping their promise
to implement the Millennium goals.
Seven is clearly Goal 3, the only way to assure Gender Equality is to
enforce compliance with UN Human Rights treaties. Principle Eight has
already been achieved. Principle Nine is Goal 7. Al Gore is doing his
best to enforce Principle Eleven. Global Warming, no matter how well
the theory is debunked, just won’t go away because it is one of
the Millennium Goals.
then there is Barack Obama’s Global Poverty Act. Can you see which
Principle that is? Of course, Principle 12 and Goal 1. Obama’s
2008 bill specifically mentioned the Millennium Goals as its guide and
the 0.7% of GNP is right out of UN documents. In order to eradicate
poverty by 2015, they say, every industrial nation must pony up 0.7%
of their GNP to the UN for use in eradicating poverty.
UN is now becoming an international collection agency, pressing to collect
the promises the world leaders made at the Millennium Summit. The UN
wants the cash. In 2005 former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said,
“Developed countries that have not already done so should establish
timetables to achieve the 0.7% target of gross national income for official
development assistance by no later than 2015…”
the Summit in 2000, the UN set clear goals to establish its power over
sovereign nations and to enforce the greatest redistribution of wealth
scheme ever perpetrated on the world. Now it has the Criminal Court;
Sustainable Development (Agenda 21) is fast becoming official policy
in every corner of the nation—only today we call it “going
green;” and there is a full court press on to enforce Global Warming
policy, in spite of the fact that there is now overwhelming evidence
pouring out of the scientific community to fully debunk the scam.
introduced the Global Poverty Act as he campaigned for the Presidency
with the obvious and clear intention of showcasing the then little known
Senator as a world leader. But the bill died in the Senate. Now, Bill
Gates is proving his “useful idiot” status (a term coined
by Lenin to describe capitalists who would sell the rope to hang capitalism),
by serving as Obama’s lackey to resurrect the Global Poverty Act.
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right on cue, just after Bill Gates made his report to the G20 Summit
calling for a financial transaction tax, Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa)
and Representative Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon) introduced legislation to
put a tax on “certain trading activities undertaken by banking
and financial firms.” The bills, of course, are the Tobin Tax
and in line with Gate’s report.
Obama needs to show that, under his leadership, the United States is
falling in line with the Millennium Declaration and its 2015 deadline
for implementation. Truth, science and American taxpayer interests be
hanged, as Bill Gates offers the rope, Harkin and DeFazio provide the
knot, and Obama gets to pretend to be a “world” leader.
DeWeese is one of the nation’s leading advocates of individual liberty,
free enterprise, private property rights, personal privacy, back-to-basics
education and American sovereignty and independence.
native of Ohio, he’s been a candidate for the Ohio Legislature,
served as editor of two newspapers, and has owned several businesses since
the age of 23. In 1989 Tom led the only privately-funded election-observation
team to the Panamanian elections. In 2006 Tom was invited to Cambridge
University to debate the issue of the United Nations before the Cambridge
Union, a 200 year old debating society. Today he serves as Founder and
President of the American Policy Center and editor of The DeWeese Report
40 years Tom DeWeese has been a businessman, grassroots activist, writer
and publisher. As such, he has always advocated a firm belief in man’s
need to keep moving forward while protecting our Constitutionally-guaranteed
Gates is a captive of his own wealth, suffering the usual rich man’s
guilt over being rich – rushing full speed ahead to “give
back to the world.” Funny how such giving back always seems to mean
supporting socialist causes with money gained from the free market.