A nice-sounding bill called the Global Poverty Act, sponsored by Sen. Barack Obama, could result in the imposition of a global tax on the United States. The bill makes levels of U.S. foreign-aid spending subservient to the dictates of the United Nations as set forth in the U.N. Millennium Declaration.

In addition to seeking to eradicate poverty, that declaration commits nations to banning "small arms and light weapons" and ratifying a series of treaties, including the International Criminal Court Treaty, the Kyoto Protocol (global warming treaty), the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The man who wants to be president doesn't think Americans can run their own affairs without the United Nations. Once the U.N. can tax Americans, we will need those small arms and light weapons to once again assert our independence.

C.J. Welle