Time for the U.S. to Abandon the United Nations

For years, pundits, politicians and columnists – including me – have fiercely criticized the United Nations. This institution has become a political cesspool controlled by totalitarian states and rogue nations that despise democracy, liberty and freedom. It’s only getting worse with time.

Look what’s happened during the past two weeks:  Syria is likely to get a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council. U.N. Watch reported Iran will get a “top post” on the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty conference, which it described as being “like choosing Bernie Madoff to police fraud in the stock market.” Meanwhile, U.N. and Arab League envoy Kofi Annan claimed to have had a “very candid and constructive” meeting with Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.

These are all ridiculous stories, but honestly, should we be surprised? I’m not. The U.N. has a long, sordid history of electing tyrannies and dictatorships to its various agencies, boards and councils. For an organization that vigorously claims to support world peace, it also vigorously – and controversially – supports countries that don’t have the slightest grasp of this concept.

For example, Libya chaired the U.N. Human Rights Commission in 2003 – and was a U.N. Security Council member in 2008 and 2009. Syria has twice headed the U.N. Security Council, in June 2002 and August 2003. Iran and Iraq were scheduled to co-chair a U.N. nuclear disarmament conference before Saddam Hussein was toppled from power in 2003. Additionally, North Korea – a major nuclear threat – headed the U.N. Conference on Disarmament just last year.

Not to be overlooked is the U.N.’s repeated condemnation of Israel’s policies for more than five decades while ignoring the terrible slaughter of Rwandans and Bosnian Muslims in two bloody civil wars, publicly supporting an antiterrorism conference held in Tehran, and refusing to expel members that openly support and finance terrorist groups. The list goes on and on.

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  • Thomas Hart

    Get the US out of the UN, then get the UN out of the US
    Being saying this for a long long time, and everey year it gets more critical to do just that

  • currituck

    I totally agree..Run the UN out of America..We are a sovereign nation, controlled and dictated to by no other country nor entity..Kick’em out !!!!!!

  • lashlerue

    I, too, totally agree . . . and yesterday wouldn’t be soon enough. The first order of business would be to withdraw all funding provided by the U.S. –.

  • Phil

    Let’s “We the People” just storm the place and do it ourselves.
    You don’t expect the cowards that call themselves our leaders to do anything that’s good for our country do you?

  • I haven’t understood for years why the United States continues to stay in the UN. They consistently vote against us and we are paying the majority of the costs to operate the UN.. Our politicians are a bunch of dopes for continuing to fund it.

  • guest

    Throw the bums out.

  • marineh2ominer

    Actually , we are way PAST the time to get the United States out of the United Nations sewer and the United nations sewage out of the United States . I can not for the life of me understand why this hasn’t already occurred , are ALL our leaders REALLY that stupid ?

  • Since UN delegates owe hundreds of millions to NYC for parking and traffic fines make sure and collect before booting their butts out…

  • Barry_Suxx

    Joe Miller: Perhaps you have some kind of advice for us Patriotic Civil-Minded American Citizens.

    The Globalist-Socialism GRIP of the UN / EU is running Amuck, and with barry in their hip-pockets, America is DEAD!

    What can we do to ‘Turn-Up the heat’ in Getting the USA out of the UN, and getting the UN OFF of Our Shores?
    What effective Action(s) can we take?