Fox News commentator Morris and his wife, McGann (co-authors: Screwed!: How Foreign Countries Are Ripping America Off and Plundering Our Economy—and How Our Leaders Help Them Do It, 2012, etc.), seize on the U.N. as the epitome of global government intrusion in this repetitive new work of unbridled paranoia.
For the authors, globalization leads inevitably to a usurpation of the U.S. Constitution and the American democratic guarantees of freedom and liberty by assuming control of our economy and courts, imposing arbitrary taxes and nullifying the Second Amendment, among other horrors. Global governance, led by the pernicious environmental movement, which aims to tax our pollution of the air and seas and give the collective fees to corrupt, unworthy poor countries, is akin to the “black helicopters” of the importunate Fish and Wildlife Bureau hovering sanctimoniously over fields and streams to enforce EPA sanctions. The authors look at some of the impending treaties set forth by the Vienna Convention and promulgated by the Obama administration, which are sure to “cede vast swaths of our national sovereignty to the UN”—e.g., the Law of the Sea Treaty, control of the Internet, the Arms Trade Treaty and the International Criminal Court. The authors give a detailed breakdown of the most corrupt countries and how the “third world can’t wait to steal the money.” Ultimately, this over-the-top harangue might even be funny if Morris, who famously predicted a landslide victory for Mitt Romney just days before the election, and his partner weren’t so spectacularly wrongheaded.
More proof that biting conservative arguments have lost their teeth.