No doubt you remember the controversy surrounding the UN sending international observers to monitor US elections. The liberal media, which is an arm of the Democrat Party, ridiculed Americans over their concern. We were told the UN was here to observe our electoral process so the international body could report to other countries and encourage them to adopt our ideas. No one who understands the real agenda of the United Nations bought the propaganda; however, there are those who have yet to face reality.
Fast forward to December 11, 2012, and we have Attorney General Eric Holder suggesting the U.S. should consider automatically registering eligible voters in order to make our election system “stronger and more accessible.” While the liberal media, pundits and academic elite will present this as some new idea worth exploring, it is neither new, nor is it an idea Americans should entertain.
For years now the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights have been observing and critiquing US elections. In June of 1990, the George H. W. Bush administration sent representatives from the United States to attend the Copenhagen meeting of the Conference on the Human Dimension of the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe. During this meeting the Bush appointed representatives agreed to the provisions set forth in the Copenhagen Document. Among those provisions, to which Americans have been unknowingly subjected, are the following:
- Choose and develop, in accordance with international human rights standards, their political, social, economic and cultural systems
- Ensure…laws, regulations, practices and policies conform with…obligations under international law and are brought into harmony with the provisions of the Declaration on Principles and other CSCE commitments
- Human rights and fundamental freedoms will be guaranteed by law and in accordance with… obligations under international law
- Consider acceding to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (US ratified in 1992), the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (Signed by the Carter administration, not yet ratified) and other relevant international instruments
- Consider acceding to a regional or global international convention concerning the protection of human rights, such as the European Convention on Human Rights or the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which provide for procedures of individual recourse to international bodies
- Guarantee universal and equal suffrage to adult citizens
- Readiness to examine…relevant aspects of the further promotion of the rights of migrant workers and their families
- Promotion of economic, social and cultural rights as well as of civil and political rights is of paramount importance for human dignity
- The promotion of social justice
- Pay special attention to problems in the areas of employment, housing, social security, health, education and culture
- The participating States consider that the presence of observers, both foreign and domestic, can enhance the electoral process for States in which elections are taking place. They therefore invite observers from any other CSCE participating States and any appropriate private institutions and organizations who may wish to do so to observe the course of their national election proceedings….also endeavor to facilitate similar access for election proceedings held below the national level
As noted in the last provision above, the U.S. has agreed to invite international observers to national elections, as well as attempt to convince state and local governments to allow observers at all other elections. In 2002 the OSCE/ODIHR was invited to observe elections in the U.S., and more specifically, in Florida. The report clearly states that the “ODIHR…. coordinates and organizes the deployment of thousands of observers every year to assess whether elections in the OSCE area are in line with national legislation and international standards,” and “to promote principles of democracy.”
The fact that America is a Constitutional Republic and not a Democracy seems to have slipped from the minds of the bureaucrats who subjected Americans to this international body without our consent. Also, the federal government has no Constitutional authority to pressure state and local governments into providing “unimpeded access to all stages of the election process for international observers…in order to bring state laws fully in line with the United States’ OSCE commitments,” as recommended by the OSCE/ODHIR election observers in 2004.
Then, in 2008, the OSCE/ODHIR began hinting at the idea that America should implement “automatic voter registration.” Finally, in 2010, the OSCE/ODHIR recommended precisely what Attorney General Eric Holder suggested; “automatic inclusion” of individuals to “voter registers;” thus removing the “necessity of voters to proactively register,” and clearing the path for greater democracy. So far, no mention of how this would open the flood gates of voter fraud has been found within the document.
What appears to be a casual suggestion from this administration is, in fact, a coordinated effort to further destroy the integrity of the American electoral process and erode American sovereignty. This idea, along with all other unconstitutional provisions of the Copenhagen Document, must be fought against and rejected by the American public. Our freedom and liberty depend on it.