Maybe Sunstein will try to harmonize our dog-food regulations with China, whose dog food just sickened 1,000 U.S. dogs. Maybe Sunstein will find a way to harmonize U.S. production of electronic parts for our military aircraft with the 1,800 cases of counterfeit parts Communist China sold to our military.
Obama's executive order creates a "working group" to issue a "regulatory plan" and "guidelines" that will "operate on consensus." That's the favorite United Nations procedure of reducing the power of the United States in international confabs.
Former President George W. Bush had dreams of harmonizing our regulations with those of Canada and Mexico as a stepping stone to creating a North American Union. He set up a bunch of working groups in the Commerce Department under the name Security and Prosperity Partnership.
But Bush's three-country plan was not acceptable to Americans who value our independence and not global enough for Obama, who is eager to turn us into world citizens under global governance. After Obama was elected, SPP closed down and deleted its website.
The next step of the global governance lobby is likely to be a push for U.S. acceptance of the United Nations' demand for a global tax on all financial transactions "to offset the costs of the enduring economic, financial, fuel, climate and food crises and to protect basic human rights." That's on the agenda for the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro this month known as Rio-plus 20.
Don't expect any benefit to the United States. The real purpose is to reduce our standard of living by transferring U.S. wealth to dictators all around the world.
In one of Obama's most revealing moments, he was caught on an open mike in Seoul, South Korea, telling Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, "This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility."
Obama's clear meaning was that he is prepared to cave in to Russian demands on missile defense after his re-election but needs more "space" until then. Medvedev responded, "I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir (Putin)."
If you think Obama has already gotten away with unconstitutional actions, his second term can take us over the cliff and make us targets for countries that threaten us with nuclear missiles.
Phyllis Schlafly is a lawyer, conservative political analyst and author of 20 books. Her latest, written with co-author Suzanne Venker, is "The Flipside of Feminism" published by WorldNetDaily. She can be contacted by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. To find out more about Phyllis Schlafly and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Website at www.creators.com.
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Phyllis Schlafly is a national leader of the pro-family movement, a nationally syndicated columnist and author of Feminist Fantasies.
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