Obama’s EPA: Weapon of Choice in UN-backed War on Freedom

By:  Alex Newman
Obama’s EPA: Weapon of Choice in UN-backed War on Freedom

The United Nations makes itself out to be the planet’s savior, but it’s not looking out for the poor or unimportant people. Around the world it’s dispossessing people of their property.

The exploitation of Native Americans to seize more power and land is not just a domestic issue — either in origin or scope. In February 2013, The New American magazine ran an article headlined “Exploiting Indians to Seize Land,” detailing elements of the planetary phenomenon. In 2006, after decades of negotiations, the dictator-dominated United Nations “Human Rights Council” adopted the so-called UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. It was approved by the despot-controlled UN General Assembly the next year.

At first, just four national governments — Australia, Canada, the United States, and New Zealand — opposed the radical plot. All four eventually caved in. There was good reason to be skeptical, though. Article 26 of the document, for example, purports to mandate the recognition and return of indigenous peoples’ lands that are now lawfully owned by other citizens. “Indigenous peoples have the right to the lands, territories and resources which they have traditionally owned, occupied or otherwise used or acquired,” the document states, a position that several governments criticized when refusing to support the declaration. Considering the fact that Native Americans once “owned, occupied or otherwise used” virtually the entire American landmass, the radical implications of the agreement can hardly be emphasized strongly enough.

In Article 29, the document lays out a plot that bears remarkable similarities and parallels to the ongoing federal regulatory assaults under the guise of “Indian sovereignty” taking place across America. The article states that national governments “shall establish and implement” so-called environmental protection and conservation schemes on Indian lands — two of the key mechanisms exploited by opponents of private property, economic development, and national sovereignty to infringe on individual rights. How national regulations and supposed Indian “sovereignty” can coexist is never made clear. The EPA and other federal agencies, though, are working away “establishing and implementing” alleged “environmental” and “conservation” schemes in Indian country and beyond with the bought-and-paid-for collaboration of federally funded tribal governments.

Obama publicly announced that his administration was supporting the UN declaration at the end of 2010. Now, despite the fact that the U.S. Senate never ratified the agreement, Obama is apparently working to implement it — and doing so openly. “The United States intends to continue to work so that the laws and mechanisms it has put in place to recognize existing, and accommodate the acquisition of additional, land, territory, and natural resource rights under U.S. law function properly and to facilitate, as appropriate, access by indigenous peoples to the traditional lands, territories and natural resources in which they have an interest,” a State Department statement about the UN deal acknowledged.

According to the announcement, the Obama administration had already acquired more than 34,000 acres of land for Indians — a 225 percent increase from 2006.

The UN, though, wants still more, even making the Obama administration’s antics seem tame by comparison. In 2012, for example, the UN “Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous People,” James Anaya, claimed that Americans should return vast tracts of land to Native Americans — including the iconic Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. Such a move, he claimed, would help put the U.S. government closer into compliance with the so-called UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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