Skip to comments.It’s Time to De-Fund the UN
Posted on 12/30/2004 6:28:41 AM PST by cfhBAMA
Just when you think taxpayers have been soaked enough, another ridiculous idea comes from Washington. Now they are talking about sticking the taxpayers with a loan or a loan guarantee for the United Nations to build a new headquarters for a cool $1.3 billion.
Most Americans would rather kick them out! And that is exactly what our organization, Move America Forward, is trying to do. We are tired of paying for their constant failures, corruption and anti-American attitudes all of it expensive, I might add.
The United Nations has its hand out, seeking a complete renovation and expansion of its facilities in New York City, and they want the United States to provide the loan or loan guarantee to pay for it all.
Worse yet, the only debate in Washington seems to be whether the loan has a low interest rate or NO INTEREST at all!
The UNs current facilities are crumbling and in violation of building, health and safety codes. If it were a private business, it would have been closed long ago. Someone recently proposed turning the building over to Donald Trump he would turn it into moneymaking condos in no time.
So, the UN needs a new building. But who says it must be built here in the U.S.? And as more details continue to surface about UN officials involved in the Oil for Arms corruption, why would any American want to host these offices here when the UN has become one of the safest havens for terrorists?
The timing is perfect to tell the UN that Americas run as host nation to this corrupt institution has come to an end, and they can build their new palace in some other nation. The Sudan and Kosovo come to mind as two splendid places where UN officials can directly confront the worlds struggles they are charged with addressing. In New York, they are most known for not paying their parking tickets!
In this post 9/11 world, the most fundamental international challenge is confronting the forces of terrorism, yet the United Nations has been a miserable failure on this front. A new report by the UN Secretary Generals High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change admits numerous failures by the UN to take effective measures to defeat terrorism.
The report raised extremely serious questions about the United Nations will to fight terrorism, and its ability to do so even if such will and determination exists.
The report says that following the September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States, UN Security Council sanctions against Al-Qaida and the Taliban have been failing. According to the report, the sanctions, suffer from lagging support and implementation by Member States and affect only a small subset of known Al-Qaida operatives, while a number of States are lagging behind in their compliance with the directives of the Counter-Terrorism Committee.
Its amazing to watch UN officials coddle the likes of Yasser Arafat and Saddam Hussein when the UN is forced to admit they cannot rally member nations to remain committed in the fight against Al Qaeda. Dictators, despots, tyrants of all shape and size seem to do just as well at the UN as duly elected heads of the worlds democracies.
The United Nations was created after World War II as a place where freedom-loving nations can unite against tyranny. It now is a place where the supporters of tyranny have more sway than the freedom-loving countries.
Yet the American taxpayers have been paying billions of dollars to the United Nations every year.
Enough is enough. We need to bring about real change in the way we approach the United Nations. With former California State Assemblyman Howard Kaloogian I have launched an effort to remove the UN headquarters and UN officials from American soil and to reduce US contributions to the organization. We have started an an online petition at the website www.MoveAmericaForward.org where supporters can electronically sign the anti-UN petition and lend the effort their support.
I believe we can win this fight to evict the UN from the United States. This is really the first time in the history of the United Nations where the American public has seen the wayward drift of the organization from its original purpose. They are becoming aware of all the wrongdoing and corruption the UN has been engaged in.
And polling data supports our contention. A new poll by the Fox News Channel showed that by a margin of 54%-29%, the U.S. public believes the United Nations does not reflect the values of average Americans.
A United Nations that was originally founded according to its charter to unite our strength to maintain international peace and security, has increasingly become a body that sides with those who find the use of terrorism against unarmed and innocent civilians tolerable.
Instead of serving as a rallying point for free nations and free people to unite to combat terrorism, the United Nations has become a safe harbor, apologist and defender of terrorist organizations and their agents.
Recently it has become clear that UN General Secretary Kofi Annan has been implicated in covering up the troubling Oil for Food scandal, and stonewalling investigators. Money from the Oil for Arms scheme not only went to pay the families of Palestinian terrorists, and journalists and officials in countries opposing the Iraqi action, but it looks like it also went to purchase the weapons that so called insurgents are now using in Iraq to kill coalition forces, Iraqi security forces, and innocent Iraqi civilians.
We believe that the United States of America should no longer serve as the host to an institution that serves as a forum for opposition to our national interests. We also believe that much of the money American taxpayers provide to subsidize the UN could be better spent elsewhere.
Melanie Morgan is a Talk Show Host and Co-Chair of Move America Forward.
Step one :
Tax Reform true Tax reform.
Kick out the UN totally from the US.
They should not get one penny of American money. PERIOD
It's way past time to defund the UN.
DITTO ! ! ! ! ! ! !
Get PERSONALLY involved in the fight to boot the UN by WRITING, CALLING, and EMAILING your Reps and Sens to BACK HR 1146 and PASS it ASAP so that Pres Bush can sign it into law in 2005.
The ONLY WAY that the UN will get booted is if we bother, pester, nag, bitch, coerce, and badger the status quo lovers on the Hill. We are going to have to MAKE THEM DO IT!
It's not time to. It is way past time to!
I have already written my reps about this. Why in the heck should our tax dollars be used to prop up a bunch of socialist who hate our guts.
Right. Not only should we pull out of the UN, but we should destroy it. Any nation belonging to the UN should no longer receive aid from the United States. Or be able to trade with us. Since the UN is full of socialists thugs I say let's nationalize all foreign holdings in the U.S. I'm sick and tired of these thugs dictating to us what which must do for everybody else. They're standing in our way in Iraq, and other fronts of the war on terror. It's time to put an amen to the UN.
In light of this polling data why are our politicians so eager to spend more money on a UN building which flys in the face of the will of the majority of American people?
Let them build it in France.
Neal Boortz has the right idea- kick them off US soil, plop them down in Haiti, and tell them, "when you get this straightened out, give us a call..."
--Sex abuse charges rock UN in Congo-
-- Interesting this is being posted today. Talk show host Dennis Prager had the Israeli Ambassador to the UN, Doree Gold, on his show today. Mr. Gold has just written a book about the UN called the Tower of Babble(i think this was the title). Some of the things he was saying about the UN were unbelievable.
--TV campaign urging: Kick U.N. out of U.S.-
"I say we just give the entire country of Haiti to the UN."--or move them to Zimbabwe or another country in Africa. Let them see what the really do for the world.
--UN knew of Saddam's oil-for-food thefts: BBC-
The sooner we resign from this corrupt organization and kick them off our soil, the better.
Click this picture & goto "last" for the latest UN scandals:
It was time 50 years ago.
Now, I'd go for a no-interest loan just to get em out of here...
OUTSTANDING POST! BTTT!
It would be worth it.
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