Oklahoma's New World Order Resolution

In the early 1990s, as the Soviet empire collapsed, then-U.S. President George H.W. Bush talked of a "new world order" -- a concept that brought forth in many people's minds the movement towards a repressive world government. This anti-big-government sentiment continued into the Bill Clinton years. In that climate, in May 1994 the Oklahoma state legislature passed a nonbinding resolution against the United Nations and the "new world order:"


By: Monks, Adair, Apple, Breckenridge, Caldwell, Campbell, Coleman, Cotner, Cozort, Culver, Dunegan, Ewrin, Ferguson, Fields, Gates, Graves, Greenwood, Hefner, Henshaw, Hilliard, Holt, Hutchison, Kinnamon, Kirby, Mass, Matlock, Mitchell, Paulk, Perry, Phillips, Rhodes (Dusty), Satterfield, Smith (Bill), Stottlemyre, Sullivan, Vaughn (George), Vaughn (Ray), Voskuhl, Weaver, Webb, Weese, Widener, Worthen, Sadler, Todd, and Bastin

A Resolution relating to United States military forces and the United Nations; memorializing Congress to cease certain activities concerning the United Nations; and directing distribution.

WHEREAS, President Clinton has affirmed that his foreign policy regarding the deployment of United States military forces under the authority of the United Nations will bear little change from that of his predecessor; and

WHEREAS, the constitutional role of the United States military is to protect life, liberty and property of the United States citizens and to defend our nation against insurrection or foreign invasion; and

WHEREAS, the United States is an independent and sovereign nation and not a tributary of the United Nations; and

WHEREAS, there is no popular support for the establishment of a "new world order" or world sovereignty of any kind either under the United Nations or under any world body in any form of global government; and

WHEREAS, global government would mean the destruction of our Constitution and corruption of the spirit of the Declaration of Independence, our freedom, and our way of life.


THAT the United States Congress is hereby memorialized to:

1. Cease the appropriation of United States funds for any military activity not authorized by Congress;

2. Cease engagement in any military activity under the authority of the United Nations or any world body;

3. Cease the rendering of aid to any activity or engagement under the jurisdiction of the United Nations or any world body; and

4. Cease any support for the establishment of a "new world order" or to any form of global government.

THAT the United States Congress is hereby memorialized to refrain from taking any further steps toward the economic or political merger of the United States into a world body or any form of world government.

THAT copies of this resolution be distributed to the Clerk of the United States House of Representatives, the Secretary of the United States Senate, and to each member of the Oklahoma Congressional Delegation.

Adopted by the House of Representatives the 28th day of March, 1994.

Signed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives Received by the Office of the Secretary of State this 29th day of March, 1994, at 1:29, o'clock P.M.