A bill introduced into Congress this month would end U.S. membership in the United Nations.
According to WMAZ, the American Sovereignty Restoration Act (H.R. 193), sponsored by Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala., would also end the 1947 agreement that houses the U.N. headquarters in New York City, end U.S. funding for U.N. peacekeeping operations and end U.S. participation in the World Health Organization, among other measures.
If the bill should pass, it would go into effect two years after being signed.
H.R. 193 is separate from legislation introduced last month by Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina that would halt U.S. funding to the U.N. until the Security Council repeals its resolution that called Israel’s building of settlements in disputed areas a violation of international law.
No matter what its ideals were when it was founded, the United Nations for most of its history has been largely anti-democratic, anti-Western and anti-liberty. The anti-Israel Security Council resolution that passed in December with the acquiescence of the Obama administration is just the latest example.
Moreover, the U.S. gives the organization billions of dollars a year and gets very little in return. In fact, the U.S. would likely get more out of the U.N. if it converted its Manhattan headquarters into condominiums, as commentator Charles Krauthammer jokingly suggested on Fox News last month.
While Krauthammer was kidding, the idea highlights just how much, or how little, the U.N. does for the U.S.
After the Security Council vote, then President-elect Donald Trump indicated that things would be different with the U.N. after he took office, and that’s good news.
As to the U.N., things will be different after Jan. 20th.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2016
The idea of the U.S. withdrawing from the U.N. will no doubt send liberals into hysterics, but we are learning that is generally an indicator of a good idea.
In this case, it’s a great idea. The sooner we can free ourselves from the U.N., the better.
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