Time to dump the U.N.

May 16, 2011 04:55

There is no justification for the United States to pay 22-percent of the U.N. budget, and 25-percent of the U.N. peacekeeping budget.

By Henry Lamb at Canada Free Press


Even the most enthusiastic Progressives have to be thoroughly disgusted with the U.N. officials who, like Navi Pillay, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights, demand a full report from the U.S. about the bin Laden operation.  Other U.N. advocates are convinced that the United States has violated some international law.

The United Nations is useless in the face of conflict.  Rwanda and Darfur are great examples of U.N. incompetence.  The U.N. shuffled papers and made speeches while hundreds of thousands of people died.

The Convention on the Law of the Sea gives a U.N. agency the authority to tax member nations on any activity that takes place under the sea.  The U.N. denies that it has taxing authority, only the authority to impose a $250,000 permit fee, and charge royalties for any product that comes from the seabed.  What’s worse, this treaty requires that:

“Sovereignty over territorial seas is exercised subject to this convention and other international law.” (Article 2(3))

Fortunately, common sense has prevailed in the Senate despite the best efforts of Bill Clinton, George Bush, and so far, the Obama administration.  The treaty remains unratified by the U.S.

The U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change absolutely ignores science that has pretty well concluded that climate change is a natural reaction to solar activity, and has little or nothing to do with the use of fossil fuel.  Even after being caught doctoring data in the reports of the International Panel on Climate Change, the UNFCCC continues to insist that not only must all nations reduce carbon emissions, but that the use of fossil fuel be taxed for the benefit of the U.N. This is just another attempt to secure independent financing.

It is high time the U.S. got out of the U.N. and kicked the U.N. out of the U.S.

Rep. Ron Paul has, once again, introduced his famous “American Sovereignty Restoration Act – HR1146.  This bill would repeal the United Nations Participation Act from 1945, stop all funds to all U.N. agencies, and give all U.N. agencies two years to vacate U.S. property.


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