Like many other U.S. citizens I worry about the anti-democratic nature of these conferences where a selection of the most powerful politicians, business men and media chiefs from Europe and North America gather to shape international policy for the West. I believe the people have a right to know more about these secretive conferences.
I urged Senator Lugar to read the work of investigative journalists on the Bilderberg group. I asked him to "investigate the involvement of U.S. public officials at these and other secretive meetings of similar nature." This type of activity is a threat to our national sovereignty and the our constitutional rights.
Senator Lugar responded to my concerns:
While freedom of association is a principle enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, I oppose any form of a one world government and will continue to oppose all threats to U.S. sovereignty and attempts to subvert the U.S. Constitution and the rights of the American people. America will not become subservient to the United Nations or to any global government. I adamantly believe that U.S. sovereignty should not be subverted and will vigorously oppose any attempt to undermine, subvert, or diminish the Constitution or the individual rights contained in it.
I interpret that his response demonstrates concern and opposition to groups like Bilderberg. While it does not appear we will be seeing an investigation into these activities, statements such as this mean a lot from a senior member of the Senate. This is a step in the right direction.
Submitted by Douglass.