The Biden administration is taking a page from the old Obama playbook. If you can’t get what you want through the Constitutionally-designed means of approval, cheat.
His utter contempt for any restrictions of his authority has been evident from the day they put a stack of executive orders on his desk, almost immediately upon Trump’s last minute as the 45th President. But he is getting even bolder.
Now that he’s already ignored the need to involve the Senate in any decision about rejoining the Paris Accord, his administration is looking at doubling down and joining an Accord with the World Health Organization. We have highlighted the words ‘legally binding’, since they will be relevant to the parties involved.
Bypassing the Constitution is a BAD thing…
The Executive branch was specifically denied the authority to enter into private agreements with other parties unless it was agreed to be in the interests of the nation as a whole. Originally, the Senate had been chosen by State legislators from each state, and would be (ideally) be responsive to the will of those people.
The Framers understood that a single individual, or those working under him, would be far more vulnerable to influence to make decisions at odds with the best interests of the nation as a whole. Senators, on the other hand, represent a variety of regions and interests. This is why the power of treaties was put in the hands of the Senate, giving each state an equal voice in such an important decision.
To bypass that process is to bypass the Republican form of government oaths were taken to defend. (Not that it would be the first, or even the fifth time Biden has undertaken to do exactly that.)
Team Biden is in negotiations with respect to a document that, if acted upon, would give new powers to the World Health Organization over the lives of ordinary Americans.
The World Health Org is NOT our friend
Have we so quickly forgotten how perfectly the WHO parroted Xi’s talking points during the first few weeks of the pandemic?
Here are a few stories to jog any memories for readers who have forgotten the beginning of the pandemic…
- TRUST THE SCIENCE: World Health ‘Investigator’ Has Sketchy Ties To The CCP… Is That News?
- DAMNING: The Six Critical Days China’s Communist Leaders Stayed Silent
- Dr. WHO: 5 Disturbing Facts About Dr. Tedros Adhanom, Director-General Of The World Health Organization
- World Health Organization Official Hangs Up On Journalist — Gets Scrubbed From WHO Website
- Saying ‘Wuhan Virus’ Is Now Racist — Leftist Journos And World Health Organization Push Chinese Propaganda
- WHO General-Director Says That The World Should Have Listened To Their Warnings
The WHO’s proposed new agenda
In the thirty or so pages of the Zero Draft of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body’s agenda, you can see the text of the proposed agreement, and what they are hoping to accomplish.
The opening paragraph makes it clear that the specific motivation of this new document is to remedy the ‘problem’ of the ‘catastrophic failure of the international community in showing solidarity and equity in response to the Covid-19 pandemic’ to negotiate a centralized uniform response to future such emergencies.
That’s a lot of buzzwords to say that it will not be up to individual countries to assess their various risks and priorities in future scenarios in which we have been deemed to be an emergency. Someone in a white labcoat or a government office will be making such decisions.
And as we all know from past experience, such decisions are always guided by the very highest examples of altruistic wisdom and never by private agendas or profiteering.
The opening preamble gives a series of clauses describing what shall govern this document, including the opening clause acknowledging state sovereignty (which will undoubtedly be pointed out by fact-checkers trying to debunk this story) while blunting that with a series of other priorities offered as significiant counterweights to that consideration, including moral obligation to others affected by a pandemic, obligation of States parties to prioritize cooperation for extrordinary challenges, pandemics need to be accounted for in ‘whole-of-society’ and ‘whole-of-government’ approaches to break the ‘cycle of panic and neglect’.
There is some of the expected intersectional language and vulnerable groups jargon before points 20 and 21 of the preamble underscore the real aim of this document: that we work in unison out of concern for unspecified others to prevent the next pandemic by uniformly adopting the ‘best available scientific evidence’ into our various practices before going on to talk about an explicitly partisan concept of universal healthcare.
You may want to ask the now-vindicated co-authors of the Barrington Declaration how they feel about that last point.
In all, 41 points of highly-political preamble take you to page 8 of the document before they even talk about the goals themselves.
Here’s their vision. Note the political buzzwords.
A series of definitions, including Equity, Universal Health Coverage, Inclusiveness and a disturbing definition on ‘One Health’ in which the health of people will be ‘balanced with’ the concerns of animals and plants.
The first point is a supply-chain focused one, in which of the solutions included centralized planning for making sure goods went to the right places. We remind our readers that, before China officially admitted the true nature of the outbreak, they went around the world buying up all the medical supplies they could get their hands on. This is the same Chinese government that just happens to march lockstep with so many of the WHO’s official talking points.
In an emergency, IP rights will be waived (Article 7.4.b) for a period of time so production of specific resources can be scaled up.
There are some positive developments, including Article 9 which has clauses that would limit some of the more nightmarish aspects of sweetheart deals, liability protections and secrecy agreements received by certain pharma companies got during the C-19. There is even mention of compensation for anyone injured in future vaccine rollouts. (Article 9.5)
Article 10, about sharing pathogenic genomes with others is something that WHO has no moral high ground even bringing up after shamelessly carrying China’s water on this very issue in January of 2020.
Article 11.1 is one issue that Congress would want to debate before anyone signs this.
It is NOT the only one.
Canada and the UK have ‘universal coverage’ but their systems are on the brink of collapse with wait times measured with a calendar, rather than a wristwatch.
Article 11.4.c has used the word ‘surveillance’ in connection with the One Health (balancing humans, animals, and plants) provision and a state obligation. Good luck convincing any libertarian who lived through 2020 and saw the push for vaccine passports and digitized health card id with private information that there are no nefarious applications to such a clause.
Article 12 includes infusing woke quota-based identitarian hiring practices into our health care sector.
Article 13. Preparedness monitoring — as per guidelines set out by the WHO, whose track record throughout Covid 19 was entirely suspect and ideologically compromised.
Article 14.2.a looks like it could be a positive addition protecting individual rights from medical overreach, but as always, the devil is in the details and ‘least restrictive necessary to achieve a health goal’ is something of a sliding scale depending on how you weigh words like ‘necessary’ and ‘restrictive’ against the perceived health goal.
Article 16 provides both the rationale and cover for big government activists to create even more ineffective multi-billion dollar programs in the name of doing public good.
Article 17. Here comes the ‘misinformation’ angle. The same experts that blew smoke for years, telling us to believe their lies and not their critics are suggesting we have a coordinated cure for ‘misinformation’.
The first point is to promote the party line, which proved to be so very trustworthy on topics like school closures, social distancing, mask use, double-masking, and the abiliy of the vaccine to control the spread and prevent infection from a specific respiratory virus.
The second one directly addresses anyone who dares speak against the official government narrative — however misinformed it might be. The third point calls for active participation in performing a propaganda role in pushing the ‘correct’ information and suppressing the ‘incorrect’ information.
Here comes climate change!
Article 18. That ‘One Health’ concept makes another appearance.
This time as a justification for marrying the WHO mission to climate change, fishing and even hunting.
This WILL cost us money… and a LOT of it.
Why should the executive be prohibited from signing this agreement? Among all the other reasons, it obligates Congress to spend money on something it has not agreed to.
So, was anyone going to ask the taxpayer what he thought about that?
WHO’s in Charge Here
Here is where sovereignty questions come into play, despite all of the earlier handwaving promising to abide by concerns of national sovereignty.
A new oversight board is being created that will be solely responsible for setting and updating these universalized pandemic policies.
We have already seen the highly-ideological and partisan leanings of such an organization as evidenced in the language used throughout. This isn’t just a body creating oversight. It’s more than that.
THEY HAVE ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY
This makes Americans accountable to an entity not elected by the American people. A revolution was already fought in the 1770s over that specific problem. Why would we voluntarily enter into it with some global body which has already proven itself corrupt?
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