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Twenty-two state Attorneys Generals sent a letter today to Joe Biden opposing the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Health Regulations (IHR)and the new Pandemic Treaty stating that “we will resist any attempt to enable the WHO to directly or indirectly set public policy for our citizens.”

The Biden administration is setting the stage to hand control of America’s health care system and U.S. national sovereignty over to the WHO during the 77th World Health Assembly on May 27 – June 1, 2024, in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Biden administration plans to bypass the U.S. Senate requirement for a 2/3 vote on a treaty by unilaterally signing the WHO’s proposed Pandemic Agreement and amendments to the International Health Regulations (IHR) that will drastically expand the WHO’s global authority.

In the letter, authored by Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen, the state Attorneys General joined together and stated their concern for handing more power over to the WHO for three reasons:

“First, the two proposed instruments would transform the WHO from an advisory, charitable organization into the world’s governor of public health. The WHO currently lacks authority to enforce its recommendations.

Second, the federal government cannot delegate public health decisions to an international body. The U.S. Constitution doesn’t vest responsibility for public health policy with the federal government. It reserves those powers for the States. Even if the federal government had such power, Article II, Section 2 requires approval by the United States Senate.

Third, the proposed IHR amendments and the Pandemic Treaty would lay the groundwork for a global surveillance infrastructure, ostensibly in the interest of public health, but with the inherent opportunity for control (as with Communist China’s “social credit system”). The current draft instructs signatories to “cooperate, in accordance with national law, in preventing misinformation and disinformation.” This is particularly dangerous given that your administration pressured and encouraged social-media companies to suppress free speech during COVID-19.”

The AGs concluded that, “The COVID-19 pandemic exposed fundamental flaws with the WHO and other public health institutions. These entities breached public trust and are unquestionably in need of reform. The proposed measures, however, would only exacerbate the WHO’s underlying problems and enable more civil liberties violations during future ‘emergencies.’”

Liberty Counsel and Liberty Counsel Action are part of the Sovereignty Coalition, which along with State Shield, has been working to advance this effort, including spearheading this letter from the Attorneys General.

Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver said, “Joe Biden plans to unilaterally place America under the global authority of the World Health Organization which is led and funded by Marxist globalists. We cannot hand the sovereignty of this nation over to a foreign power. These state Attorneys General now join 49 U.S. Senators to publicly oppose Biden’s plan regarding the WHO. Now, it is time for members of the U.S. House to act. I also call upon the state governors to speak up now. Every state needs to step up and join these Attorneys General.”

Author: Liberty Counsel


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