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Marching toward oblivion: Henry Lamb says U.N. a breeding ground of hate for American values ^ | Saturday, February 1, 2003 | Henry Lamb

Posted on 02/01/2003 6:18:51 AM PST by JohnHuang2

The League of Nations withered on the vine when the United States refused to join the world government. It is time for the U.N. to follow its predecessor into oblivion. This will happen when the United States finally recognizes that the U.N. has become the breeding ground of hate for American values, and pulls the financial plug.

The most avid supporters of the U.N. must now take another – realistic -- look at this institution. The U.N. Commission on Human Rights has elected Libya as its chair. If that doesn't frost your apples, how about this: Iraq will chair the U.N. Conference on Disarmament. Next, we'll hear that Osama bin Laden has been named to head the U.N.'s anti-terror commission.

The nation that for 12 years, has thumbed its nose at U.N. demands to disarm, will now set the agenda for U.N. disarmament talks. Libya, the nation near the top of every list of human-rights violators, will set the agenda for U.N. human-rights programs.

The Human Rights Commission was prepared to elect Libya by acclamation, but the U.S. insisted on a vote to see where the chips fell. Thirty-three nations voted for Libya; Canada and Guatemala joined the U.S.'s "no" vote; and 17 European nations abstained. This vote speaks volumes about the attitude of our so-called "allies" in Europe.

The European nations that condone this U.N. bureaucratic nonsense are among the same nations that have refused to stand up to Saddam Hussein for the last 12 years. Not only are they unwilling to take a stand now, they bad-mouth the United States, and its president, for not submitting to the "international will."

The anti-American attitude, so flagrantly displayed by the U.N. Commission on Human Rights, and in the U.N. Security Council, permeates the entire United Nations organization. I've seen it at U.N. meetings in Bonn, in Geneva, in Buenos Aires, in Kyoto and in The Hague. At every U.N. meeting I've ever attended, there is a constant drumbeat of anti-American sentiment.

Despite this anti-American attitude, the U.N. has the audacity to ask the United States for a $1.3 billion interest-free loan to refurbish its New York headquarters. The only money that goes to the U.N. should be to purchase the property, and send the U.N. packing.

There are two ways the U.S. can change this growing anti-American attitude. The shortest route, would be to acquiesce to global governance, and submit to the international scheme to transform the world into a socialist utopia, administered by the United Nations. The rest of the world would love us – instantly. The U.S. would finally be under the control of the U.N.

The other way is to immediately withdraw from the U.N. – lock, stock and barrel. The howls and screams would dominate the international media – and the liberal U.S. press – for a while. For a short while. Individually, outside the U.N. stable, most nations would scramble to establish a relationship with the U.S.

America's strength and prosperity arises from the principles of freedom on which the nation was founded. These same principles offer the same result to all nations that will embrace them. The United States should stop apologizing for our success – and stop compromising the principles of freedom in order to appease the international community. America should assert those principles, in domestic policy, and most definitely, in international policy.

The United Nations has but one, overarching goal: to become the center of global governance through which its socialist philosophy will impose "sustainable development" – the equitable distribution of the earth's resources. What the world needs is not sustainable development, but sustainable freedom. U.S. withdrawal from the U.N. would be a major step in the right direction.

Capitalism cannot survive in a "sustainable" world, nor can individual freedom. Capitalism is the source of evil, according to many U.N. supporters. Individual freedom is characterized as a license to pollute, according to many U.N. supporters. National sovereignty is an obsolete idea held only by xenophobes – according to many U.N. supporters.

Individual freedom, free markets and national sovereignty are the bricks and mortar of the greatest nation the world has ever known. The United Nations is working to replace these values with government control of the economy – and the environment – by controlling every facet of human behavior.

Every dime we give to the U.N. advances the cause of global governance. When we withdraw our support, and stop paying their bills, the U.N. will fade into oblivion, just like the League of Nations.

TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
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Saturday, February 1, 2003

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1 posted on 02/01/2003 6:18:51 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
Who is Henry Lamb? He's dead on. Would love to see this happen. Buy the property and shut 'em down.

Sooner or later I suspect it will happen, maybe sooner given the way they're acting lately.

2 posted on 02/01/2003 6:35:00 AM PST by chiller (could be wrong, but doubt it)
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To: chiller
Henry Lamb is the executive vice president of the Environmental Conservation Organization and chairman of Sovereignty International.

I don't know much about either group.

3 posted on 02/01/2003 6:36:53 AM PST by chiller (could be wrong, but doubt it)
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To: JohnHuang2
Hey, I'm all for that. I don't think the UN is a viable organization. One reason for the recent Anti-Americanism is that all our aid money and food aid is distributed by the UN. The people receiving aid think it's the UN who is feeding them and the selfish US is doing nothing. We need to remove the UN middleman who saps much needed money into their own pockets and go directly to those people we think actually deserve aid.

The US provides 60% of the world aid and yet we get 0% of the credit and 100% of the blame. Let those fools finance their own folly.

4 posted on 02/01/2003 6:38:13 AM PST by McGavin999
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To: McGavin999; chiller; JohnHuang2; madfly; editor-surveyor; sauropod
The US provides 60% of the world aid and yet we get 0% of the credit and 100% of the blame. Let those fools finance their own folly.
MAC, WELL SAID!!! Peace and love, George.

Environmental Conservation Organization {ECO - LOGIC}

5 posted on 02/01/2003 7:07:52 AM PST by George Frm Br00klyn Park (FREEDOM!!!!!!!)
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6 posted on 02/01/2003 8:03:37 AM PST by Free the USA (Stooge for the Rich)
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To: JohnHuang2
Leaving the UN? Don't hold your breath over it. This nation is still run by liberals with liberal agendas. I would be surprised if we even heard any talk of it by this so-called conservative Congress.

7 posted on 02/01/2003 9:08:01 AM PST by Digger
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To: Digger
Ageeed. The R party is full of liberals, just "center left" not "far left". When they consider repealing the income tax you'll know there are some real conservatives there.
8 posted on 02/01/2003 10:10:13 AM PST by Jack Black
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To: Digger
Maybe it is a pipe dream but I still wrote my Congressmen all and the President to GET OUT OF THE UN. I urge everyone to do so also every now and then. Just to keep the pressure on about it.
9 posted on 02/01/2003 10:56:18 AM PST by The UnVeiled Lady
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To: The UnVeiled Lady
Its time to pull the plug on this anti-American cesspool. The sooner we do it the better off this country will be. We don't need to take lectures from Libya about human rights or be greeted with the bizarre sight of Iraq admonishing us to get rid of our nuclear arsenal.
10 posted on 02/01/2003 3:38:00 PM PST by goldstategop
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To: goldstategop
Have no fear, May 1, the Iraqis take over the Chairman's chair on the UN's committee for international disarmament.
11 posted on 02/01/2003 4:49:34 PM PST by meenie
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To: chiller

12 posted on 02/02/2003 2:04:17 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe (God Armeth The Patriot)
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To: JohnHuang2
Want to kill the UN without having to directly dissolve it? Just move the headquarters out of New York to a place like New Guinea. Much of the appeal of the UN lies with the foreign representatives who want to live in the world's most exciting city, rent and law-free. No one will want that job anymore.
13 posted on 02/02/2003 2:09:41 PM PST by July 4th
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