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Rep. Pete Hoekstra Bashes Global Currency

Last updated: July 31, 2020 | April 01, 2009 | Darren Mcpherson
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I was just talking to Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.), who’s leaving Congress to run for governor of Michigan, about his proposed Parental Rights Amendment—a constitutional change that would, among other things, prevent “any source of international law” to override parents’ rights. He gave me an example of how open some Democrats were to handing over American rights.

“I’m watching Neil Cavuto,” said Hoesktra, “and I see [Treasury Secretary] Tim Geithner is talking about how he might be OK with a world currency. I don’t think Americans are going to be comfortable with that. You’re going to see things that people perceive as eroding American sovereignty—this is something that’s clearly un-American. I mean, here’s the secretary of the Treasury, and instead of defending the United States and defending our currency, he’s saying he might be open to a world currency. What does that mean? It means turning our currency over to the UN.”

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has introduced legislation to prevent America from ditching the dollar for a world currency, but Hoekstra is not yet among the 31 co-sponsors.

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