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Mr. Kirk’s work to lock us into the global economy will be bolstered by Mr. Obama’s secretary of commerce, Bill Richardson, another aggressive promoter of “free” trade.

Every U.N.treaty would interfere with self-government over some aspect of our lives and would transfer significant power to foreign bureaucrats, many of whom hate and envy America. Mr. Obama’s U.N. treaties are the enemy of U.S. political and social independence, and Mr. Kirk’s global economic community is the enemy of good middle-class American jobs.

Phyllis Schlafly is a nationally syndicated columnist, lawyer and author of the newly revised and expanded “Supremacists,” a book about the judiciary.