International Law Expert: US Internationalists Attacking Property Rights
by Jim Kouri, CPP
As the November elections approach, the overwhelming majority of Americans are totally unaware that their homeland as they know is being dramatically changed -- and not for the better. Both major political parties have leaders who believe in internationalism. And Americans are selling out their votes and their legacy for the price of a new social program.
In today's world, Internationalism is most commonly expressed as an appreciation for the diverse cultures in the world, and a desire for world peace. People who express this view take pride in not only being a citizen of their respective countries, but of being a "citizen of the world."
Internationalists feel obliged to assist the world through leadership and charity. Internationalists advocate the presence of a United Nations-style organization, and often support a stronger version of a world government.
Contributors to this vision of Internationalism believe in a world government, and express contempt for the US. For instance, Albert Einstein, a supporter of One World Government, warned of what he called "the follies of patriotism" being "an infantile sickness."
In a speech recently delivered at the Tenth Annual National Conference on Property Rights of the Property Rights Foundation of America, international trade and regulatory law expert Lawrence Kogan discussed how misguided American internationalists are actually helping foreign governments and environmental and health extremists to weaken the US Constitution and the exclusive private property rights guaranteed by the US Constitution's Bill of Rights.
These US politicians are promoting the adoption of strict regulatory laws and flexible compulsory licensing mechanisms used in other countries within Europe and Latin America that are "known for their socialist solutions to 'deemed' market failures, populist wealth redistribution policies, significantly higher regulatory burdens, ideological aversion to scientific and economic protocols and the deployment of novel technologies, and slower economic growth rates."
According to Mr. Kogan, these mechanisms are being used to "indirectly take [away] private property for... public use which also benefits new private owners. They constitute a new genre of 'takings' based on the 'public trust doctrine' that are specially designed to dispense with the need to pay 'just compensation,' and thus, to circumvent the Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution's Bill of Rights ... And, such rules are being systematically imported into and/or reactivated within the US under our very noses."
"Perhaps the simplest way to appreciate the enormity of the problem before us," says Kogan, "is to conceive of the new genre of private property 'takings' theories now being promoted both here and abroad using the letter 'C' ... The 7 'C's stand for convergence of regulatory systems, centralized and state planned economies, communal property, control by government, circumvention of the Fifth Amendment of the Bill of Rights, compulsory licensing of intellectual property which is the eminent domain of real property, and competition, as in the need for disguised protectionism to level the global economic playing field."
Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police. He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for a number of organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. He writes for many police and crime magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer, Campus Law Enforcement Journal, and others. He's appeared as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, etc. His book Assume The Position is available at Amazon.Com, Booksamillion.com, and can be ordered at local bookstores. Kouri holds a bachelor of science in criminal justice and master of arts in public administration and he's a board certified protection professional.