After Obama awarded Susan Rice, former US Ambassador to the United Nations, for lying to the American public about the attack on Benghazi being the result of a protest over a YouTube video – appointing her his National Security adviser, he nominated Samantha Power as US Ambassador to the United Nations. Retired Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin, on Wednesday, joined other conservatives opposing Power’s nomination citing her “track record” indicating she would likely concede US sovereignty to that globalist institution.
Speaking at the National Press Club, Boykin said, “Samantha Power’s attitude that we cede our sovereignty to the United Nations is very misguided and very dangerous as far as I’m concerned.”
In a report by CNSnew.com:
Boykin said the U.N. is not concerned with the individual rights and liberties of Americans as enshrined in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
“This monolithic body called the United Nations would very much like to usurp the individual liberties of Americans and be a global dominant government,” said Boykin, who is the executive vice president of the family and faith advocacy group, Family Research Council. “We should be proud to be Americans, and if you look at Samantha Power’s track record there is a strong indication that her attitude is just the opposite.”
“That she would like to very much convince us that we should be ashamed of America,” Boykin said, adding that people should investigate what Power has said and written in the past as he has done.
“I think you will conclude, just as I have, is what she would really like to do is to cede our authority to that international body,” Boykin said.
Boykin cited his service to his country, and the freedom it affords from the men and women who protect it, led him to speak out in opposition of Power. Boykin said, “I have the privilege and liberty to stand up and say I oppose her, and I oppose her on the grounds of US sovereignty.”
Frank Gaffney, President and founder of the Center for Security Policy, “held the press conference to announce that 49 groups and individuals signed a letter sent to every member of Congress this week to express their opposition to Power’s nomination.”
The letter to Congress read:
“Now, more than ever, the United States needs to return to the kind of U.N. representation it has enjoyed in the past with prominent figures from both parties, such as Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Jeanne Kirkpatrick and John Bolton. They loved and admired our nation, exulted in its exceptionalism and courageously defended it against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”
“They were under no illusions about the United Nations and routinely challenged efforts to increase its influence and power at America’s expense. Samantha Power’s decades-long track record makes clear that she neither embraces these principles nor is disposed to play this important role in advancing them.”
Gaffney called Power a “very problematic nomination” since she has long been “harshly critical” of the United States. “Her position is easily confused with that of people who are actually enemies of the United States when it comes to the character of this country, its role in the world and the kind of positions it has embraced and stood for and espoused,” said Gaffney.