posted on Jun, 1 2003 @ 08:23 PM
In the US, laws are passed by a representative republic form of government. What that means is, if someone say decides to pass an extra tax on
cigarettes, it has to go through the entire legistlative process, and be voted on by representatives that you and I elect to office before it becomes
In the G8, when international financial policies and treaties are discussed and agreed to, by representatives APPOINTED to the position, NOT voted in
(and therefore, legally, dont have the authority to make binding decisions affecting US domestic policy without further congressional approval) agree
to an sign international treaties that DO affect you an I.
Case in Point:
Global Ban On Cigarette Adverts Coming
As a result of the apparently limitless health hazards directly linked to cigarette smoking most advanced western countries have clamped down on
cigarette manufactures and advertisers. The business climate in Europe and the Americas would get even hotter for them in the near future with last
week's adoption of an international treaty to ban or severely restrict tobacco advertisement and sponsorship by WHO.
The treaty was approved by WHO's policy making assembly in Geneva, Switzerland It introduces stiffer health warnings and bans the use of terms like
low tar on the packs of cigarettes. It is also designed to stop tobacco advertisement techniques directed at adolescents. The treaty stipulates
stricter measures against passive smoking and cigarette smuggling thereby placing additional responsibilities on manufacturers. WHO believes the new
measures would save millions of lives
This is a treaty that will be binding, and have an effect on the US economy, jobs, and personal freedom (1st Amendment comes to mind here), and it can
and will be imposed by foreign powers, in complete contradiction to US constitutional rights.
Any more questions?