Is the tide turning our way?

June 18, 2002

Is the tide turning our way?

On April 11, 2002, the International Criminal Court (ICC) became a reality.
On that same day, 19 members of the U.S. House introduced legislation
(H.R. 4169 -- The American Servicemember and Citizen Protection Act of 2002)
to protect American citizens both military and civilian from the clutches of
the ICC.  As of today, H.R. 4169 has 39 cosponsors. 

On May 6, 2002, President Bush officially renounced America's signature to
the International Criminal Court treaty.  Three days later, 14 members of the
U.S. House introduced legislation (H. Res. 416) commending President Bush for
his decision.  As of today, H. Res. 416 has 39 cosponsors. 

On June 13, 2002, Australian Prime Minister John Howard stated he is
reconsidering his support for the International Criminal Court.  According to
an Australian news service today, a member of the Australian Parliament Bronwyn
Bishop said most members of the Australian Parliament are opposed to the ICC.
"Mrs. Bishop said the ICC's arrangements amounted to a surrender of Australian's

It was also reported today by the overseas press that Israel will NOT ratify the
International Criminal Court treaty.

Is the tide turning against the United Nations' long-held dream of a world court?
The International Criminal Court will be open for business on July 1, 2002.  We
need to tell the ICC that we are not buying what they are selling.

Urge your representative to commend President Bush's decision against the ICC.

Urge your representative to protect Americans from the ICC.

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