Friday, July 17, 2009

Council on Foreign Relations: Fact, not theory

For nearly 50 years, we have heard that the Council on Foreign Relations is a shadowy organization that actually controls US foreign policy. We have also heard this statement dismissed as a crackpot conspiracy theory.

This speech, by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, delivered to the CFR in Washington on Wednesday, should remove all doubt. It opens with these lines:

"Thank you very much, Richard, and I am delighted to be here in these new headquarters. I have been often to, I guess, the mother ship in New York City, but it’s good to have an outpost of the Council right here down the street from the State Department. We get a lot of advice from the Council, so this will mean I won’t have as far to go to be told what we should be doing and how we should think about the future. (Emphasis added)"

If you think she is kidding, or that I am quoting her out of context, please read the rest of her speech or view the video linked to it. You will find that interdependence is strongly emphasized. On the surface, this appears to be an admirable idea ("Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me..."); but upon closer inspection, it appears to be a way for our diplomats to ignore our real national interests in favor of some other agenda.

The interests of nations will sometimes get into conflict -- that is human nature -- and there should always be ways to peacefully resolve them. However, there can never be peace if those interests are ignored. This, I believe, is the real danger that lurks behind the Council on Foreign Relations' agenda. It sacrifices our interests (and those of other nations) to the idea of a global government; an experiment that, if implemented, will surely fail even more spectacularly than those of empires past and present -- and for the same reasons.

Virtual buckeye to Frank at the Ohio Freedom Alliance.

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