Why do western democracies such as the United States remain in the United Nations? After all the politically charged decisions made by this disgraceful organization, it’s often difficult to understand the reason.
Perhaps the West’s laissez-faire attitude toward this growing cesspool of political activity is finally coming to an end. A highly controversial decision with respect to a volatile part of the world could be the proverbial straw that breaks the camel’s back.
Two weeks ago, the U.N. overwhelmingly granted statehood to Palestine. An astonishing 138 member states supported this motion, with 41 abstaining and five not present during the vote. Only nine member states rejected this motion: Canada, the Czech Republic, Israel, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Panama, Palau and the United States.
Palestine is therefore recognized as a “nonmember observer state,” one of only two in this particular categorization. (The other is the Holy See.) Even though this decision has been widely interpreted as a symbolic gesture, it is far more than that. For one thing, it allows Palestine to exert greater influence and move a step closer to member state status. While they can’t participate in formal U.N. votes, the Palestinian territories will be allowed to seek membership in various U.N. agencies, bodies and committees.
This is a ridiculous decision on the part of the U.N. Palestine is not a country, and is not even close to becoming one. It has played a major role in contributing to the Middle East becoming a powder keg over the past few decades. The contentious Gaza Strip is run by the Palestinian organization Hamas, a vicious terrorist group that would like nothing more than to obliterate Israel, the United States and other western democracies. Meanwhile, Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian National Authority, has been an ineffective leader in terms of negotiating with the Israelis as well as dealing with the threat of Hamas.
Absolutely, positively! When they pay off just their parking tickets we can lower our taxes. I really hope we no longer have the UN and the terrible expense it cost the US taxpayers.
BRAVO ... I agree !!!
We do not have one reason to belong to the UN it has no purpose for us unless it's to bleed more money out of us. Can anyone think of a reason to stay? Get out of the UN and get them out of the US.
so true out of the p.o.s then we can find a way to rescue America from Washington
The UN is a front organization for world communism. It always has been. Interestingly, the UN no longer cares what flavor of world dominance prevails. It makes no difference. The key is world dominance.
that's why Obama the Clinton's and john Kerry love it G. W did not exactly act like he hated it either he should have had JOHN Bolton give our withdraw speech and you got 30 days to get out of America and give us back our money and equipment DC loves The UN because the UN furthers there goal of elimating freedom in America
How true! Now if we can convince the idiots that voted for obama, we'll have accomplished a MIRACLE!! The UN is part of the one world government! obama and Hillary signed that thingy, where they will have us register our guns, Yeh! so they know where to come get them! Like I say, Pol Pot, Stalin , Idi Amin, Hitler Chavez and Casrto all have one thing in common!! THEY ALL AGREED WITH GUN CONTROL and confiscation !! Hint! Hint! All I can say is LOCK and LOAD !! May the country I love become obamaless!
PS Love John Bolton., such a smart guy!
THE UN SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM OUR SOIL. Their objictive is to rule. We are a soverign nation and do not want their laws in our Government or their forces on our soil.
You and I don't want the UN here but the government loves the UN. The US government now attempts to legislate via treaties. What a wonderful scheme for them. Bypass the people of this country and rule through international law. And the best part is that most of the American people are too damn stupid to know what is happening. Nor do they care. This avenue toward dictatorship was a stroke of genius. Bill Clinton really perfected it.
I can't agree more! U're obviously a thinker! not like the Democrat "sheeple!", Shit! how dumb can they be!?? must be very dumb, they voted for a dictatorship in this country! and don't even know it, too busy on their obamaphones!!!
They tried their bullshit when they sent UN observers to our elections, but changed their minds when they were threatened with a beating if they came, by GOOD OLD AMERICAN PATRIOTS!! They're [UN ] creeping into our lives little by little! just like sharia law, be vigilant! The time is coming when the American people are going to say , ENOUGH and take care of it ourselves, the obama administration ain't going to do shit! Except encourage it! God Bless Our America, the land I love, may we become obamaless! Meantime LOCK and LOAD!!
I can say that I'm in complete agreement with all those who have posted their comments. The problem now arises; Just how do you suggest we should accomplish this move? I doubt we can simply walk away from it, nor tell them to leave. This 'president' we have won't do anything about it; so the departure has to come from other quarters. I'm open to suggestions. What say you all?
Why would Obama be against it? How is he going to be "King of the World" if not for the UN? This was planted in his head from childhood, and by his "real father."