WASHINGTON, May 1, 2003 ( – In a speech yesterday in the U.S. House of Representatives, Republican Congressman Ron Paul of Texas severely criticized what he perceived as global governance ambitions of the United Nations.  Reflecting growing distrust of the U.N. within the U.S. and elsewhere, Paul stated, “the UN will continue to interfere not only in our nation’s foreign policy matters, but in our domestic policies as well. UN globalists are not satisfied by meddling only in international disputes. They increasingly want to influence our domestic environmental, trade, labor, tax, and gun laws. UN global planners fully intend to expand the organization into a true world government, complete with taxes, courts, and possibly a standing army. This is not an alarmist statement; these goals are readily promoted on the UN’s own website. UN planners do not care about national sovereignty; in fact they are openly opposed to it.”  Commenting further on national sovereignty Paul stated, “American national sovereignty cannot survive if we allow our domestic laws to be crafted or even influenced by an international body. This needs to be stated publicly more often. If we continue down the UN path, America as we know it will cease to exist.”  See the complete speech on the Ron Paul website at: See also Tom Delay says U.S. should leave UN