COLUMN: Youngkin must be wary of global engagement

Published 5:02 pm Wednesday, June 14, 2023

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Glenn Youngkin’s senior career and involvement in organizations such as the Carlyle Group, World Economic Forum and Council on Foreign Relations have garnered attention. 

As an executive at the Carlyle Group, he has made notable contributions to American business. His participation in the WEF and CFR indicates his engagement with global economic and political matters, which can raise questions about his motives.

In 2020, Youngkin represented the American economic sector at the World Economic Forum’s policy dissemination through various panels. Some panels favored a global order at the expense of national sovereignty, conflicting with America’s values of individual liberty and state sovereignty. However, Youngkin defended the American economy and ideals during these panels, highlighting robust labor markets, capital markets, rule of law, and a culture of innovation as factors that make America outperform the world. He emphasized the importance of confidence in regulatory frameworks and policies for the U.S. expansion.

Youngkin has demonstrated intellectual prowess, leadership and patriotism. He has stood firm against global pressures, reminiscent of historical figures such as Patrick Henry, symbolizing American resilience and independence. 

As he potentially seeks presidential power, he must be cautious about his inner circle and avoid aligning himself with globalist agendas. Scholars advise him to be wary of the influence of institutions such as the CFR, which some argue were established with the intention of gaining British control over America. It is crucial for him to reject such influences and embrace diverse American grass-rooted leadership.

The mentioned groups, including the CFR, WEF, and Bilderberg group, have embedded themselves in the United States and promote global governance, potentially undermining American sovereignty. Youngkin should reject their influence and prioritize community-level sovereignty, which can foster sustainability and preserve people’s liberties.

The United States should not embrace the jurisdiction of the United Nations, especially at the cost of unnecessary wars. Instead, it should focus on supporting neighboring countries like Mexico, Brazil and Canada rather than distant European powers. 

The American Revolution of 1776 was a declaration of independence from European control, and it is vital to safeguard that freedom by being cautious of global influences. The next leader must be an American leader, not swayed by foreign governments or establishments that do not prioritize the American people.

Youngkin has the opportunity to be a true statesman, revolutionizing the country and standing for true statecraft. However, he must remain vigilant against the establishment’s desire to maintain power and cede control to a global empire. Only time will tell.

Drew Varner, a resident of Suffolk, is a researcher and writer.