Magazine article The New American

Courting a Surrender of Sovereignty

Magazine article The New American

Courting a Surrender of Sovereignty

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ITEM: A January 30 release from Citizens for Global Solutions applauded Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) for his televised remarks made the previous Friday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in which he "declared his support for the United States joining the International Criminal Court (ICC), asserting: 'I want us in the ICC.' McCain's comments drastically change the debate on the International Criminal Court, in part because the United Nations Commission of Inquiry report, expected to be released mid-next week, likely will recommend a UN Security Council referral of the Darfur situation [in Sudan] to the ICC."

The president of Citizens for Global Solutions, Charles J. Brown, "who served as a member of the U.S. delegation to the Rome Conference on the Establishment of an international Criminal Court, said: 'We can only hope that such sentiments go from John McCain's mouth to George Bush's ear. The International Criminal Court promotes accountability for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. It poses no threat to American interests and in fact reaffirms fundamental American values.'"

CORRECTION: For the record, Senator McCain's reservations about potential U.S. membership in the ICC were downplayed by Citizens for Global Solutions, which favors world government. Of potential U.S. membership in the ICC, McCain went on to say, "I'm not satisfied that there are enough safeguards." Nevertheless, that caveat does not change the fact that a partial surrender of independence is still a surrender and that a supposedly restrained ICC will undoubtedly be unleashed over time.

Keep in mind that the ICC can compel an individual to testify against himself, in violation of the Fifth Amendment. It also permits double jeopardy, doesn't require an impartial jury, and doesn't allow the right to confront or cross-examine hostile witnesses--among other violations of the U. …

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