Several decades ago, federal planners sought to assign a new status for each of our nation's states. No longer would there be 50 individual states with their own constitutions, traditions, and borders. Instead, there would be 10 federal districts, each governed from a centrally located office chock full of eager bureaucrats. Gone would be the built-in competition among the states to be the best state, the one with the least taxation and controls, the great inhibitors of growth and productivity.
That planned alteration of state governments did get started and federal offices were indeed established. If you lived in Pennsylvania, you and the people in surrounding states would now be in federal district 2. Californians and their neighbors would be in district 10, and so on. Because sufficient resistance to this revolutionary monstrosity arose, it never got very far and ended up in a memory hole. But those who want a different kind of government here in America, even a super or world government for all of mankind, never stop figuring out new ways to establish their rule. Their latest venture carries the label Strong Cities Network (SCN).
Leading the charge for this new venture was one of President Obama's Cabinet officials, Attorney General Loretta Lynch. It's hardly a surprise to know that she spelled out the new plan in a September 29, 2015 speech at United Nations headquarters in New York City. Nor is it surprising that New York City's mayor, the ultra liberal Bill de Blasio, introduced her for that speech.
A Harvard University graduate - both undergraduate and law school - Lynch served as a Federal Reserve official from 2003 to 2005. Appointed U.S. attorney for the eastern district of New York by President Obama, she held that post until she garnered Senate approval to become our nation's attorney general. She assumed that exalted post on April 27, 2015. At the UN a mere five months later, she revealed that her goal included having the SCN become"an alliance of nations" and a step toward building "a global community."
Promoters of the SCN scheme insist that it isn't a government body; it's merely a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), the designation awarded to many organizations by the UN. SCN's initial step consists of linking city governments to the London-based Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), which will exert control over a city's law-enforcement policy. Setting guidelines for police and working toward disarming civilians are its two main goals. This foreign-based group doesn't hide its determination to grab the weapons of those who are classified Right-leaning.
Four American cities have already affiliated with SCN's Institute for Strategic Dialogue. They are New York, Denver, Atlanta, and Minneapolis. Canada's Montreal quickly followed them. These cities are now linked with European cities, where citizens labeled as members of the Right have already experienced the grab for personally owned weapons.
Board members of the ISD include England's Baron Charles Guthrie, who is a Rothschild banker, a Trilateral Commission member, and a Bilderberg veteran. Another board member is American Dr. Gary Samore, a recent vice president of studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the world government-promoting seat of the establishment since 1998. Clearly, national sovereignty is the ISD's ultimate target.
The four U.S. cities already ensnared by the SCN risk not only having their law-enforcement policies determined by the ISD, they also face the possibility of having foreign police in their cities, possibly even blue-helmeted enforcers from the United Nations. Creation of a global police force seems to be looming on the horizon.
One of the excuses for creation of the SCN is a need to aid local police forces to combat Islamic extremists. But the promoters of this dangerous scheme also claim that existing police work has to be performed without any targeting of the rights of Muslims. The Islamic terrorism already carried out is obviously a "crisis" that won't be wasted.
This new venture by the world planners presents two threats. One is a backdoor plan to wrest control away from local police, and the other a new step in the direction of world government under the United Nations. Our JBS "Support Your Local Police - And Keep Them Independent!" effort must continue to grow. And this SCN scheme constitutes one more reason why there is a need to Get US Out! of the United Nations.
So what to do about this latest threat to sovereignty? We urge that all who read this legislative alert contact your representative (202-225-3121) and senators (202-224-3121) by telephone. Politely ask that no federal funding be allowed for the Strong Cities Network. And point out that this newly created scheme will place the police forces of participating American cities under the control of an international organization.
Please also scroll down to email your representative and senators with the same message as in the preceding paragraph.
Where appropriate, contact the officials of the four cities already involved in SCN. And certainly, if you learn of any plans to add more cities to the SCN, contact that city's officials and urge them to avoid involvement in this new international program designed to destroy local control of police and grant additional power to the UN.
(This article was originally published under the title "A New Threat Aimed at Destroying Sovereignty" in the April 2016 JBS Bulletin.)