This news article from Breitbart:"A top UN panel on Friday called for increased taxes on carbon emissions and air and sea transport to raise 100 billion dollars a year for poor nations to combat climate change.
The group led by the prime ministers of Norway and Ethiopia also proposed a tax on international financial transactions for a UN fund aiming to be ready by 2020. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called the proposals "financially feasible and politically viable." Environment pressure groups said governments are duty-bound to follow the proposal". - 11/07/2010
As Ronald Reagan might have said to these climate demagogues, "there you go again, taking a false premise and making policy decisions on it".
It will take some time but someday we will all be wearing halter monitors that will measure our CO2 output when we breathe. We'll be taxed accordingly. The attached warning label will read like an airplane restroom: "any effort to tamper with or disconnect this device will result in severe criminal penalties". Think George Orwell's "1984".
You're probably saying Big Al has finally gone off the deep end, but you have to admit that with today's science anything is possible. H.G. Wells was a visionary author whose "wild imaginings" about the future have either already come to pass or the technology now exists for them.
And while I'm at it, this same article is an example of how America will be treated if we abdicate our sovereignty and become just another member of the so-called global community. With countries like Ethiopia and Norway calling the shots how can we go wrong? After all, Scandinavia decided to give Obama the Nobel peace prize just for being elected. A little liberal-leaning maybe? The UN and Western Europe would like nothing better than for us to just be "one of the socialist guys" (reference my blog of 9/23/2010).
The UN does a lot of good work around the world. It's there after natural disasters and it continually advocates for the underprivileged countries and people in the world. Therein lies it's abundant worth to mankind. But when it tries to intervene in politics and dictate world policy it shows it's ineptitude.
If there's anything we are "duty-bound" to do it's to expose this power and money grab for what it is.