- Lord Christopher Monckton, former adviser to Margaret
Thatcher, spoke at Bethel University in St. Paul, MN last
week (10/14/09) on the UN Climate Change treaty scheduled to be signed
in Copenhagen in December 2009. He was hosted by the Minnesota
Free Market Institute.
- "...At (the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference
in) Copenhagen, this December, weeks away, a treaty will be signed.
Your president will sign it. Most of the third world countries will sign
it, because they think they're going to get money out of it. Most of the
left-wing regimes around the world, like the European Union, will rubber
stamp it. Virtually nobody won't sign it.
- I have read that treaty. And what it says is this: that
a world government is going to be created. The word "government"
actually appears as the first of three purposes of the new entity. The
second purpose is the transfer of wealth from the countries of the West
to third-world countries, in satisfaction of what is called, coyly, "a
climate debt" because we've been burning CO2 and they haven't
and we've been screwing up the climate. We haven't been screwing
up the climate, but that's the line. And the third purpose of this new
entity, this government, is enforcement.
- How many of you think that the word "election"
or "democracy" or "vote" or "ballot" occurs
anywhere in the 200-pages of that treaty? Quite right, it doesn't appear
once. So, at last, the communists who piled out of the Berlin Wall and
into the environmental movement, and took over Greenpeace so that my friends
who funded it left within a year, because they captured it now the
apotheosis as at hand. They are about to impose a communist world government
on the world. You have a president who has very strong sympathies with
that point of view. He's going to sign. He'll sign anything. He's a Nobel
Peace Prize laureate; of course he'll sign it.
- And the trouble is this; if that treaty is signed, your
Constitution says that it takes precedence over your Constitution, and
you can't resile from that treaty unless you get agreement from all the
other state's parties and because you'll be the biggest paying country,
they're not going to let you out.
- So, thank you, America. You were the beacon of freedom
for the world. It is a privilege merely to stand on this soil of freedom
while it is still free. But, in the next few weeks, unless you stop it,
your president will sign your freedom, your democracy, and your prosperity
away forever. And neither you nor any subsequent government you may elect
will have any power whatsoever to take it back again. That is how serious
it is. I've read the treaty. I've seen this stuff about government and
climate debt and enforcement. They are going to do this to you whether
you like it or no.
- But I think it is here, here in your great nation, which
I so love and I so admire it is here that perhaps, at this eleventh
hour, at the fifty-ninth minute and the fifty-ninth second, you will rise
up and you will stop your president from signing that dreadful treaty;
that purposeless treaty. For there is no problem with climate and, even
if there were, economically speaking, there is nothing we can do about
- So, I end by saying to you the words that Winston Churchill
addressed to your president in the darkest hour before the dawn of freedom
in the Second World War. He quoted from your great poet Longfellow:
- Sail on, O Ship of State!
- Sail on, O Union, strong and great!
- Humanity, with all its fears,
- With all the hopes of future years,
- Is hanging breathless on thy fate!