“On December 9, 1958, during the founding meeting of the John Birch Society, JBS Founder Robert Welch warned that the long-term objective of both international Communism and its allies within the American political elite was “to induce the gradual surrender of American sovereignty, piece by piece and step by step, to various international organizations—of which the United Nations is the outstanding but far from the only example….” It was not until 16 years after Robert Welch uttered this “extremist” statement that the chief organ of the American political establishment confirmed Welch’s description of the incremental, conspiratorial approach to the creation of world government.

“In his notorious April 1974 Foreign Affairs essay “The Hard Road to World Order,” Richard N. Gardner, using terms nearly identical to those used by Welch, wrote that a “case-by-case approach can produce some remarkable concessions of ‘sovereignty’ that could not be achieved on an across-the-board basis.” Rather than pursuing “instant world government,” Gardner explained in the policy journal of the Council on Foreign Relations, “the ‘house of world order’ will have to be built from the bottom up rather than from the top down”—by means of “and end run around national sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece.…”
(William Norman Grigg, Global Gun Grab: The United Nations Campaign to Disarm Americans, p. 123–124. October 2001.)

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