Nashville in the 1970’s to pursue ancareer in the music business, a worldnhe later described as a “worse junglenthan what I was in in Vietnam.”nSadler moved to Guatemala in thenmid 1980’s. Officially he was technicalnadviser to the Guatemalan Army, butnhis other pursuits were widely known.nHe was a fervent supporter of thenContra cause, and he relished trainingnthe Contras in combat techniques. Henwas also a lifelong mercenary who hadndoled himself out to eight or ten warringnarmies throughout the world; anninternational arms dealer who soldneverything from Gatling guns to helicopters,nwhich brought him big moneynas well as threats on his life; a hero andnrevered medic in Guatemalan villagesnwho spent tens of thousands of dollarsnPrincipalities & Powersnby Samuel FrancisnHjconomic globalism, beloved of manynon the contemporary right, may be thenmajor threat to the national and culturalnidentity of American civilization in thencoming decades, but its logical counterpartnis the political globalism, long belovednof the left, that marches under thenbanner of “one world.” As the economicndependence of the United States onnforeign trade, investment, and creditnwaxes, the political autonomy, legal sovereignty,nand national independence ofnthe country will wane. The architects ofnthe new world order understand this,nand they are quietly pushing a series ofntreaties, laws, and new internationalnarrangements intended to diminish nationalnindependence and construct antransnational regime to which Americannlaws, jurisdictions, and citizens willnbe subordinated.nThe major achievement of politicalnglobalism in the United States in recentnyears has been the ratification of thenUN Convention on the Prevention andnPunishment of the Crime of Genocidenand the enactment of implementingnlegislation by the US Congress to bringnfederal law into conformity with thenconvention’s terms. Largely forgottennuntil revived by Ronald Reagan on theneve of the 1984 presidential election,nthe genocide treaty originally providednfor the trial and punishment of year on medical supplies for thenpeasants, who in turn called him affectionatelyntheir “Papa Gringo”; and annotorious drinker and womanizer whonloved to mix alcohol with the handlingnof loaded guns, who dubbed his Guatemalannhouse the Rancho Borrachon(the ranch of drunkards), and who wasnincapable of divorcing himself from thenbarroom brawl. (He shot a man in thenhead during a bar fight in Nashville inn1978, for which he pleaded guilty tonvoluntary manslaughter and drew ansuspended sentence.)nPerhaps what is most astonishingnabout Sadler was his success as a writer.nHe was the author of more than 30nbooks, including the volumes thatnmake up his semiautobiographicalnCASCA: The Eternal Mercenary series.nincluding US citizens, who were accusednand convicted of the crime ofngenocide. American citizens, that is,ncould be extradited to foreign countriesnto stand trial for a crime unknown tontheir own laws until the treaty creatednit. “Genocide” under the original languagenof the treaty was so broadly definednas to be absurd. Telling Polishnjokes might have been construed asngenocidal under its terms if they causedn”serious mental harm” to sensitive Polishnegos.nMainly through the efforts of SenatornJesse Helms, the genocide treaty wasnamended and its most flagrant abusesnneutralized before a Republican Senatenadopted it. In 1988 the Congress passednlegislation that put the treaty into effectnand created the new crime of “genocide”nfor the first time under US law.nRegardless of the changes the Senatenapproved, however, the principle of thentreaty remains as obnoxious and harmfulnas ever, enacting the fundamentalnpremise of political globalism that thendomestic laws of a nation must yield tonconventions passed by other states or byninternational organizations.nOne of the major reasons there wasnany conservative opposition to the treatynat all was the concern about its effectsnon the state of Israel, which treatsnPalestinians in a way that might plausiblynbe interpreted as genocidal undernthe most generous reading of the definitionncontained in the treaty. I know ofnnnwhich have sold more than two millionncopies. Sadler is known as the LouisnL’Amour of the action adventure, andnhis books are among the best-sellers ofnthe genre. Two additional books bynSadler, including the 22nd CASCAnbook, are scheduled to be released this’nspring. He was also a longtime contributornto Soldier of Fortune, and itsnpublisher, Robert Brown, along withnSadler’s friend Duke Faglier and literarynagent Bob Robison, funded andnarranged for the medics, brain surgeon,npersonnel, and planes that went tonSadler’s aid in Guatemala in 1988.nBarry Sadler was the most famousnand fabled soldier of the Vietnam War,nand he died — fittingly enough — atnthe Alvin C. York Medical Center innMurfreesboro. (TP)none conservative aide in the Senate whonactually checked with the Israeli embassynto find out if it was all right for hernand her principal to oppose the pact.nConcern for the security of an ally is ofncourse a legitimate reason to adopt ornoppose a proposed act of statecraft, butnit would have been refreshing if conservativesnin the 1980’s could have musterednsimilar solicitude for the fate ofntheir own country.nReliance on the treaty-making powersnof the Constitution to change domesticnlaws is an old and favored trick ofnthe one-world lobby, and it was tonsquelch such tricks forever that SenatornJohn Bricker sponsored his famousnBricker Amendment in the 1950’s. Thenmeasure would have restricted the treaty-makingnpowers of the President andnwas a favorite hobbyhorse of conservativenstatesmen well into the 1960’s.nUnfortunately, they failed in their efforts,nand today with Republicans andnconservatives embracing virtually unrestrictednpresidential power in foreignnpolicy, we may soon expect to see somenof the worst nightmares of SenatornBricker and Robert A. Taft take fleshnand come to life. The executive branchnand its diplomatic bureaucracy in thenState Department are already pushingnseveral treaties that bind or alter USndomestic laws — on labor relations, torture,nhuman rights, and other subjectsnof intense emotional appeal and closelynconnected to the internal institutionsnFEBRUARY 1990/9n