CUSF calls for massive slashes in our military budget so that U.S. money can be spent on "sustainable energy," financing a "green stimulus" and combating "climate change as a security threat." Other CUSF projects include urging U.S. troops overseas to wear the U.N.'s blue helmets, using the U.S. Armed Forces to take on the task of fighting "global warming" and "global poverty" and stationing U.S. "peacekeeping" forces worldwide.
Chuck Hagel sits on the board of a fund that is the main financial backer of a globalist group urging the United States to join the U.N.'s International Criminal Court. There are many reasons why this is a dangerous idea, but one of the most obnoxious is that this U.N. Court could prosecute American citizens and soldiers for alleged "war crimes" and other anti-American accusations.
Hagel also showed his globalist philosophy by supporting the U.N. Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST). Fortunately, the U.S. has never ratified LOST; in December it proved its threat to national sovereignty by overruling the high court of Ghana with a decision that is domestically enforceable in that country and not subject to any appeal.
It's no wonder that the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Republican Senator Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, announced he could not vote to confirm Hagel as Defense Secretary because Hagel is philosophically opposed to vital issues affecting our national security. These issues concern our spending, our international engagement, and particularly our nuclear modernization.
Senator Inhofe added: "At a time when North Korea is threatening our allies with nuclear capabilities, and Iran continues to pursue a nuclear weapon and the means to deliver it, the security of our own nation and of our allies requires us to be vigilant with our own nuclear weapons and defense systems." Senator Inhofe is exactly right: America needs a Secretary of Defense who values and upholds U.S. sovereignty and military superiority.
Phyllis Schlafly is a national leader of the pro-family movement, a nationally syndicated columnist and author of Feminist Fantasies.
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