USL Asks Congress
to Reject International Criminal Court
Following is the text of a letter on Uniformed Services letterhead to Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen dated May 15, 2008.
May 15, 2008
Honorable Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
2160 Rayburn House Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20515-0918
Dear Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen:
I am writing to you today in behalf of the Uniformed Services League, a grassroots public policy group with supporters across the nation, including Florida, to express our concerns about the continuing and growing threat posed to our armed service personnel serving overseas in pursuit of the foreign policy of the United States by the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Unfortunately, the ICC’s stated purpose can too easily be subverted into making of it a new tool for those who hate our country or our policies. We fear that such zealots will very likely attempt to put American servicemen on trial for partisan or anti-American purposes, facing hostile judges, while subverting justice and constitutional law principles firmly rooted in the American tradition.
For example, one major lobbyist for U.S. acquiescence in the formation of this ICC is billionaire George Soros, who is widely known to have spent millions of dollars of his fortune pushing an extremist agenda. The recent persecution of former Secretary of State Donald Rumsfeld in France by Soros-financed entities is but a harbinger of more bad things to come should the U.S. subvert our justice system to the ICC system.
The structure of the ICC was designed to be immune from the influence of the U.S. in the United Nations with a funding mechanism directly from signatories of the Rome Statute. The lobbying arm of the ICC is the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) and is identified as the Secretariat of the ICC. The groups that control the CICC also receive the largess of the Soros network.
In order to provide you a vehicle to make known your opposition to the ICC and your willingness to defend the interests of those who wear the uniform of our country, we have drafted an amendment to HR 2712 that we call the ICCNO (iccNO.org) Amendment.
We do greatly appreciate your very good work in defense of the national security interests of the United States in the past, and are therefore hopeful that you will see fit to submit to Congress this proposed Amendment to H.R. 2712.
In summary, the proposed Ros-Lehtinen “ICC NO” amendment makes it a matter of law that the United States will not lend financial support to financing this terrible threat to any U.S. Serviceman who ever in the future serves abroad. Any future U.N. financing of ICC will cause an immediate cut of the same amount from the U.S. contribution to the UN.
Our proposal would also require the President to seek treaties with ICC member nations to requiring them to withdraw from ICC membership and funding. This will put us on track to eliminate the ICC threat to U.S. servicemen, and maintain the sovereignty of the finest justice system in the world over those servicemen, the American system.
Following is our proposed Ros-Lehtinen “ICC NO” amendment.
“ICC NO” Amendment to H.R. 2712
ICC Elimination Amendment
The United States shall withhold any United Nations contribution that will be used to fund the International Criminal Court (ICC) or its Secretariat, the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC), until and unless the United Nations and the International Criminal Court exempts American service personnel from the jurisdiction of the ICC.
The United States shall withhold from any United Nations contribution an amount equal to any and all contributions by any member nations of the U.N. to the ICC and or CICC.
Further, the President of the United States is directed to actively seek treaties with the separate member states of the ICC, requiring such countries to withdraw from membership in and funding of the ICC and the CICC with the expressed intent to eliminate the ICC.
Again, we thank you very much for your longtime support of our armed services personnel, and for your consideration of this urgent proposal from the Uniformed Services League. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions on this matter and I appreciate hearing from you.