Here’s a four-minute video clip of Monckton's warning:
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 regime from the European Union will rubber stamp it. Virtually nobody won’t sign it.
I 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 satisfication of what is called, coyly, “climate debt” — because we’ve been burning CO2 and they haven’t. We’ve been screwing up the climate and they haven’t. 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, who took over Greenpeace so that my friends who funded it left within a year, because [the communists] 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 it. He’ll sign anything. He’s a Nobel Peace Prize [winner]; 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 resign from that treaty unless you get agreement from all the other state parties – And because you’ll be the biggest paying country, they’re not going to let you out of it. [Text slightly revised based on checking transcript against the video.]
The above warning from Lord Monckton is understandably attracting a lot of attention in those conservative circles, including the John Birch Society, where warnings about the threat to American national sovereignty from a progressively strengthened United Nations have been taken very seriously for the past 50 years. In the context of recent House passage of a rigorous cap-and-trade energy tax to combat global warming and an upcoming vote on the UN Law of the Sea Treaty, the momentum is definitely there for the President to sign and the Senate to ratify a UN Copenhagen Treaty to minimize global warming.
Although the Copenhagen Treaty is definitely a real threat to our national sovereignty and personal freedom, it is important to note that Lord Monckton is wrong when he says that “if that treaty is signed, your Constitution says that it takes precedence over your Constitution.” Internationalists have claimed for decades that treaties supersede the U.S. Constitution, and over time many people who are not themselves internationalists have accepted this claim as fact. Yet this claim clashes with the intent of the Founding Fathers, who did not grant an unlimited treaty power enabling a treaty to accomplish what only a constitutional amendment could. As Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1803 regarding "those who consider the grant of the treaty-making power as boundless": "If it is, then we have no Constitution." (For more information on the Constitution's treaty-making power and the intent of the Founding Fathers, see Chapter 6 of Global Tyranny ... Step by Step by William F. Jasper.)
Nonetheless, even though the Constitution does not say that treaties have precedence over it, we know from recent actions by President Obama and the Congress, as well as from the widespread and longstanding disregard for the Constitution by previous administrations and Congresses, that our government leaders would be only too happy to implement a UN Copenhagen Treaty on climate change within the United States.
The Copenhagen Treaty, the cap-and-trade bills in Congress, the Law of the Sea Treaty, healthcare reform legislation, etc., will continue to threaten our national sovereignty and personal freedom until enough Americans work together to get a majority of constitutionalists elected to Congress.