State Department Warns Texas Not To Arrest OSCE Election Observers: Claims They Are Immune To State Laws
A storm to rival Hurricane Sandy appears to be brewing between Texas and President Obama’s State Department. On Tuesday, DOS spokeswoman Victoria Nuland voiced the opinion that UN affiliated OSCE election observers are immune to state law and warned Texas not to act on the threat to arrest any foreign election officials who come within 100 feet of a polling place on election day.
Texas, however, refused to be intimidated by Ms. Nuland’s comments. State Attorney General Greg Abbott repeated his warning to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, saying:
“It appears that OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) is under the misimpression that the State Department can somehow help its representatives circumvent the Texas Election Code. Texas law prohibits unauthorized persons from entering a polling place — or loitering within 100 feet of a polling place’s entrance — on Election Day. OSCE monitors are expected to follow that law like everyone else.”
The American public has little love for the United Nations or any foreign organization that presumes to challenge American independence or questions our nation’s support for freedom and human rights. We may hearken back to the words of America’s first President, George Washington, who warned in his farewell address the United States should “steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world.”
Many Americans breathed a deep sigh of relief when the United States Senate refused to support the UN’s Law of the Sea Treaty or the Small Arms Treaty. It is no wonder Americans are boiling mad as they learn the truth about United Nations Agenda 21, cleverly disguised as “Sustainable Development.” Americans cherish their freedom and do not take kindly to interference from tyrants, petty bureaucrats, or international organiizations promoting one world government.
Texans are not the only ones angry with UN and foreign interference in the affairs of our sovereign nation. Florida Congressman Connie Mack IV launched a scathing attack on the United Nations for their anti-American policies in response to the uproar over the OSCE’s election monitors:
“The very idea that the United Nations – the world body dedicated to diminishing America’s role in the world — would be allowed, if not encouraged, to install foreigners sympathetic to the likes of Castro, Chavez, Ahmadinejad, and Putin to oversee our elections is nothing short of disgusting.
“For years the United Nations has aggressively worked against the best interests of our country and many of our allies. The UN’s actions and intentions toward the United States have been nothing short of reprehensible.”
American citizens are fed up with the United Nations and its globalist partners like the OSCE. They wonder why Americans should continue to support an organization that places Iran on its Women’s Rights Council and invites Cuba, China, and Saudi Arabia to positions on the United Nations Human Rights Council. In a recent survey, The Gallup Organization found that only 31 percent of the American public thinks the UN does a good job, and many American’s would be quite happy to see the UN leave New York City permanently.
The 2012 presidential election is only a week away. The OSCE has stated they are sending their observers to Texas and they expect access to the polling places. Texas has made it clear state law prohibits the OSCE from entering the polling stations. Who will win this tug of war is anyone’s guess, but it seems the battle is far from over.