Obama's UN Apology is a Blueprint for Socialism

Ben Johnson, Floyd Reports

Much has been said about the first-ever report on U.S. human rights to the UN Human Rights Council, which the Obama administration released to the public this week. Most commentators have focused on how our least patriotic president apologized for America’s shortcomings. But there is a more important facet to the report: it establishes a host of new socialist “rights” the administration hopes globalist bureaucrats will help enforce.

Ditching the Constitution: Obama’s shift away from our Constitution and God-given liberty is startling. The 26-page report uses the word “progress” 18 times. After mentioning  “the original flaw” of the U.S. Constitution, he makes this pivot: “Our commitment to the rights protected in our Constitution is matched by a parallel commitment to foster a society characterized by shared prosperity.” In other words, our desire to maintain the barriers our Founding Fathers wisely established in our form of government is equal to our commitment to “spread the wealth around.”

Obama affirms that he accepts “all kinds of obligations – both positive and negative – that governments have with regard to their citizens.” The reference to “positive obligations” is significant to Obama’s view of the Constitution and its “flaw.” In a 2001 interview with Chicago’s public radio station WBEZ-FM, he complained:

[A]t least as it’s been interpreted…the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties. It says what the states can’t do to you, says what the federal government can’t do to you, but it doesn’t say what the federal government or the state government must do on your behalf.

He groused the Supreme Court only offered “formal rights” — for instance, after desegregation, “I would now be able to sit at a lunch counter and order, and as long as I could pay for it, I’d be O.K.” A government pursuing “positive” obligations means the government has to provide everyone a certain amount of money, wealth, or status by redistributing other people’s money. Maggie Gallagher in her column today notes that the report treats ObamaCare as a basic human right. The rest of the report lists a host of other, unheard of “rights.”

Card check: a Fundamental Human Right. Obama goes on to say freedom of organization “protects workers and their right to organize.” But some labor organizers have spoken about “the challenges they face in organizing effectively” – like the fact that no one outside the federal government wants to join a union. “Currently there are several bills in Congress that seek to strengthen workers’ rights – assuring that workers can continue to associate freely.” This is a reference to card check, the system of forming unions that does away with a private ballot and leaves employees vulnerable to intimidation.

Voting six times, a UN Right. The document recounts the history of minority and women voting, claiming there is an ongoing problem (even though the most recent racial voting incident featured Black Panthers threatening to club whitey.) It continues, “The Department [of Justice] recently obtained consent decrees against some jurisdictions” to make sure minorities are not unfairly excluded. One of those decrees was against Port Chester, New York, “designed to cure vote dilution for Hispanic voters.” Port Chester’s had never elected an Hispanic politician, and its population was 46 percent Hispanic; however, in the words of the New York Times, “many are not citizens.” Although these non-citizens are not entitled to any representation, the DoJ forced a remedy: allowing Hispanic residents of Port Chester to vote six times. It did the trick; the village elected its first Hispanic — coincidentally, a Democrat.

Bilingual Ballots and Registering Democratic Voters. The report trumpets securing “meaningful access to the franchise for non-English speaking citizens” (and, undoubtedly, non-citizens, convicts, the mentally insane, and the deceased). Obama believes those who cannot read the English language should vote for the nation’s representatives — in higher numbers than they are now. The document reaffirms America’s commitment “to increase historically low [voter] registration rates of minorities and persons with disabilities.”

Gay Marriage and Gays in the Military. The “LGBT” community made up this report’s preferred victim group, saying its “experience of discrimination illustrates the continuing debate among citizens about how we can build a far more fair society.” Obama enthused that Congress passed the Hate Crimes law that pastors fear will silence their ability to preach traditional Christian values. He highlights the Supreme Court decision overturning state anti-sodomy laws in 2003, and his decision to extend some benefits to the same-sex partners of certain federal employees. Then he looks to the future:

President Obama is committed to repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” statute…The President [sic.] has also supported passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act…Debate continues over equal rights to marriage for LGBT Americans at the federal and state levels

The reference to “equal rights” is important language in a “human rights” document aimed at curbing discrimination. The document states “At this point” Obama merely “supports repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act.” But its inclusion marks gay marriage as a “human right” in the eyes of the United Nations.

Equality of Outcome. The discussion of “discrimination” focuses on the fact that minority groups have not attained as much as white Americans. This, Obama insists, must stem from bigotry. “We are not satisfied that whites are twice as likely as Native Americans to have a college degree. The United States continues to address such disparities by working to ensure that equal opportunity is not only guaranteed in law but experienced in fact by all Americans.” What he promises is not “equality of opportunity” but equality of outcome — that every ethnic group, and every person, has the “right” to an equal amount of wealth. Every American — smart or dumb, ambitious or lazy, gifted or talentless — will receive the same result as everyone else.

The name for that system is socialism, and Obama regards it as a basic human right.

Feminism. Obama points to his passage of the Fair Pay Act and support for the “Paycheck Fairness Act.” He also claims, “Our recent health care reform bill also lowers costs and offers greater choices for women.”

Affirmative Action. Obama pledges racial redistribution of wealth through reverse discrimination. He promises enhanced Affirmative Action programs “in the workplace when [minorities] are underrepresented.” But he does not confine this to employment. The section on American public education begins: “The United States is committed to providing equal educational opportunities to all children, regardless of their individual circumstances, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender [sic.] or disability.” Yet it makes clear that Obama foresees a world in which all education is administered according to race and sex.  It “promotes educational equity for women” – who are vastly overrepresented on college campuses – “and students of color,” as well as seeking to “strengthen historically Black [sic.] colleges and universities.” And he vows federal, state, and local governments will move heaven and earth to “address the factors that contribute to the education ‘achievement gap’…particularly African American and Hispanic children.” Latinos in particular “find linguistic discrimination a barrier to full participation.” This means they have a right to taxpayer-funded bilingual education. Obama is very concerned about discrimination “in the areas of capital punishment, juvenile justice, racial profiling, and racial disparities in sentencing.”

Universal Preschool. The document states the Dept. of Education will “provide low-income students and students of color with increased access to early learning and education” — that is, taxpayer-funded daycare. In fact, this has already begun. The report notes that stimulus funds “are being used to promote high-quality early childhood education.”

The Right to Illegal Immigration. As I reported yesterday, the human rights report singles out Arizona’s immigration law as a violation of illegal aliens’ rights.

“Freedom from Want.The report undergirds its commitment to socialism by citing FDR’s “Four Freedoms” speech. One of the new freedoms he sought was “freedom from want.” This “right” is listed under the section, “A commitment to foster a society where citizens are empowered to exercise their rights” — making clear Obama’s commitment to “positive obligations” and the federal government’s need to redistribute wealth.

So far, this is the standard, far-Left platform — although expressed more honestly than he ever manages in front of an American audience. The significance of ensconcing all these new “rights” in this UN document is that it creates international legal precedent. In the inaugural report before the UN Human Rights Council, the United States has declared it supports all these as the basic entitlements of every citizen. As the Human Rights Council process continues, a “troika” of three nations will review our report, other international reports, and the testimony of NGOs, then make a series of recommendations to implement these goals. Every four years, the council will grade our “progress.” And this world body reserves the right to “decide on the measures it would need to take in case of persistent non-cooperation.”

That means if future administrations object to the plan the UN draws up in cooperation with the most anti-American administration in history, they could conceivably be deemed guilty of “persistent non-cooperation.” If their lack of cooperation were sufficiently strong — and we were sufficiently weak — it could impose this agenda on the American people against their will. At a minimum, Obama has reduced our standing in the eyes of the world if we reject any piece of his far-Left agenda. This report guarantees we will endure decades of international propaganda that the United States is “not meeting its human rights commitments to the United Nations” — putting us on the same level as China, North Korea, or Iran.

The Obama administration has made its campaign platform the internationally recognized standard of conduct for future generations, all without winning a single vote for much of it.

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21 comments to Obama's UN Apology is a Blueprint for Socialism

  • tom walthouse

    The UN is run by child molestors in Belgium,they have no credibility and most Americans know this.Barry Saetoro will look like a fool if he thinks this new set of manufactured so called rights will ever be taken seriously.We need an American President again to replace this George Soros puppet we now have.

  • Paul

    Obama is Anti-america,this proves it!He must be impeached!

  • Sling Blade

    As every day passes, this communist son of a bitch shows his true face more and more. This spawn of Hell needs to be removed from office NOW!
    IMPEACH HIS ASS!!
    LIBERTY OR DEATH

  • Fortitude

    Hasn't it ever occurred to this joker that rights assured in the constitution are given to legal citizens? They are not applicable to the whole world through us. If they want rights they should bloom where they were planted and demand them there.
    We can not create a level playing field for the whole world. Most of us are struggling in our own lives. If Obama wants the whole world taken care of he should do it with his money, not ours. He has over spent the country into bankruptcy and now he wants to do the same to us.
    I say he should be given a one-way ticket to his country of birth, Kenya, without even so much as a "See you later".
    When is someone who has the ability and power going to close the door on this interloper?

  • Fortitude

    Hasn't it ever occurred to this joker that rights assured in the constitution are given to legal citizens? They are not applicable to the whole world through us. If they want rights they should bloom where they were planted and demand them there.

  • Robert Hahn

    This bama surrender of US sovereignty is treasonous and should alone be cause for impeachment. –equality of outcome: BS..America is a land of opportunity, the individual makes or tries for his OWN outcome. It is called WORK FOR IT. If the redistribution policies continue, any INITIATIVE by hard-working citizens or businesses will be stifled. Why work for it when any personal gains or profits will be GIVEN AWAY anyway? Businesses will fold and die like flies. –"violation of illegals' "rights" by Arizona? Hey, illegals are NOT citizens and do not have ANY rights IN this Country and NO RIGHT even BEING HERE. Apply for citizenship via entering the US…LEGALLY. Do it LEGALLY and you will pay your way…TAXES are for YOU TOO. And NO anchor baby citizenship for your offspring brought illegally here to get born here, then for the illegals to sponge off America.

  • Robert Hahn

    –Voting counting multiple times for minorities: Only CITIZENS can vote. You get ONE vote. Otherwise, TOUGH ! Multiple vote counts is truly ILLEGAL and reverse discrimination. Just like the redistribution of wealth BS…voting is the OPPORTUNITY to elect someone and is NOT supposed to be a guarantee of the outcome. Multiple votes counting is tantamount to "rigging an election".

  • Robert Hahn

    –bama report on US human rights to the UN: the US does NOT report to the UN or any foreign country. And the US will NOT report "progress" to the UN. That is obsequious and demeaning. The US is our OWN sovereign country. We report to OURSELVES. As opposed to the current "BADministration", the follow-on Republican administration will have a LOT to correct, repeal, and will walk into the UN room with a big stick with a set of bees. –Foreign aid? ENOUGH already. Cut if off ! NO foreign aid except to support, among our TRUE allies, the UK and Israel. The US is going bankrupt supporting the world and internally by the socialist spendthrifts.

  • Robert Hahn

    –registering of demoncrat minority voters: yeah, apparently the DNC and bama and his thugs are already speaking FOR people not registered and are obviously requiring they register in the bama-intended ONE PARTY system. Sounds like an intended demoncrat dictatorship. Many have equated bama to Hitler. They are not far off, but bama and the power-hungry grubbing demoncrats are more truly more akin to the Stalin regime as a socialist dictatorship.

  • Robert Hahn

    America: can't you see what is going on? YOUR opportunity, see OPPORTUNITY [not automatic outcome as intended by the current socialist regime] to straighten out the plight of and future for our Country is to BOUNCE OUT all demoncrats in November 2010 and November 2012. Vote Republican !
    The next administration, hopefully Republican, will have a full slate…and with NO czars either.

  • frank

    The UN is a secular humanist institution. Everything stated is expounded in the Humanist Manifesto. Secular Humanism ( the "religion" of atheism) is the excrement of Marxism and the basis of communism. It has become the "established religion" in the US, and the basis of "federal" public policy.

    Their Manifesto's statement of purpose "calls for the abolishment of a profit motivated society (Americanism) and for "RADICAL" (their words) measures to be instituted to establish an international SOCIALIST economic order where an adequate redistribution of wealth can be maintained."

    The last chapter, titled NEW WORLD ORDER (in big black bold letters), endorses the UN, and its last article of faith states: "What greater goal for humankind that for each individual to be, in IDEAL (brainwashed) as well as in practice, a world citizen in a WORLD COMMUNITY".

  • Robert Hahn

    –bama report on US human rights to the UN: the US does NOT report to the UN or any foreign country. And the US will NOT report "progress" to the UN. That is obsequious and demeaning. The US is our OWN sovereign country. We report to OURSELVES. As opposed to the current "BADministration", the follow-on Republican administration will have a LOT to correct, repeal, and will walk into the UN room with a big stick with a set of bees.

  • Gene

    It is amazing how fast this creep has been able to implement much of his agenda. I can't believe there is someone or some group that can shut him down. Of course, when the left controls the Senate and the House, it is rather difficult. Vote in November. Don't vote for imcumbents. Try to get some of the youth informed. Most of them don't vote, but if they do, more of them will be misinformed than not.

    • SUSANM

      EVERYONE WAITS TILL NOVEMBER, NOVEMBER will by pass AMERICA no votes NOTHING we will be ruld by '' THE U.N.'' unless this is stopped we will never be AMERICA…..it will be over…AMERICA GET OFF YOUR ASS!
      DO YOU WANT TO LIVE UNDER A RULER, CAUSE THATS WHATS GOING DOWN………..

  • Robert Hahn

    –registering of demoncrat minority voters: yeah, apparently the DNC and bama and his thugs are already speaking FOR people not registered and are obviously requiring they register in the bama-intended ONE PARTY system. Sounds like an intended demoncrat dictatorship. Many have equated bama to Hitler. They are not far off, but bama and the power-hungry grubbing demoncrats are more truly more akin to the Stalin regime as a socialist dictatorship.

  • Hawk

    You people do a great job tearing the half/white unpresident apart as you should do. WHY IN THE HELL DON'T YOU IM,PEACH HIM???? You have the power but you all bow and kiss his ass. He has done nothing but lie to the true American. All he want and he'll get it is, a non Christian country with Islam as our religion. Over 20 years in the military fighting and I'm watching it all turn to shit, send him back to Kenya and he can be in charge and change it to his likings. A Pissed off Fighter Pilot

    • Elizabeth

      I am with you, and Susanm, and would love to lead an army of patriots to storm the White House,

      But you know, we would be shot down in a flash by security guards, and military guards, all paid to protect his
      derriere, whether on Obama's side or ours.

      It will take MILLIONS Of angry citizens marching en masse to accomplish anything. If they shot at millions, it would be a massacre, and that isn't going to happen YET.

      We are in the majority and the fools who still follow their mythical idealism, are in the minority. Some of these naysayers are not true Americans, but Arabs or Hispanics and other nationalities, who have achieved citizenship,so they believe that America is theirs to bleed dry, take the benefits, and never give thanks for being sheltered in a better country than the one from which they immigrated.

      No one here is 'bowing down and kissing his black derriere; au contraire.. if you can sense the venom towards Obama and his minions, you can also sense the helplessness of what to do as ONE person. It will take a "VILLAGE" to rid us of this monster. ( to carelessly paraphrase Hillary).

      I think that the VILLAGE is gaining strength and having
      one mind and one goal. It is a sorry state of affairs, though, that some of the people who are dissenters here and on other boards, are seeing through a glass darkly.

      It could be that they are either:
      a. un-American in mind and deed
      b. infiltrators who are here to purposely
      undermine this country.

      Either way.. they won't win. There are more
      of us than there are of them. Americans have
      a different kind of spirit. It is a fighting spirit.

  • Robert Hahn

    America: can't you see what is going on? YOUR opportunity, see OPPORTUNITY [not automatic outcome as intended by the current socialist regime] to straighten out the plight of and future for our Country is to BOUNCE OUT all demoncrats in November 2010 and November 2012. Vote Republican ! The next administration, hopefully Republican, will have a full slate…and with NO czars either.

  • susanm

    talk about being having NO B*LLS……we should not have to put up with all this b.s.

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