U.S. Should Abandon U.N.

When insightful U.S. leaders like Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and precious few others have tried to warn colleagues and Americans alike that this organization is no friend of Washington, more people should have listened. You now have the proof.

In fact, the only thing U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan and most of the socialist leaders of the organization want from Americans is our money, period. That's what these recent committee suspensions are all about.

U.N. “leaders” are ticked off because America has “defaulted” on payments we supposedly owe.

Granted, on paper anyway, the U.S. is in arrears, but when you do the math, like Sen Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) did last year in a fiery speech to U.N. delegates, you quickly learn that we don't “owe” the U.N. [anything].

It is no secret why the United Nations is headquartered here. It is here because the U.S. is just about the most politically stable country on the planet. It is here because only the U.S. has the military power to defend it and the security infrastructure to guarantee the safety of its member nation's delegates.

It is also here because the American people are some of the most genuinely charitable folks on the planet. Yes, we get criticized by the world's real debtor nations all the time about how “greedy” and “selfish” we are, yet some of these same nations don't hesitate to call the White House when they get themselves into trouble.

Also, most of these nations don't seem to remember that various U.S. administrations over the years have written off billions — no, trillions — in debt owed to us for various things, including providing weapons and military might at a time when these nations were a whisper away from becoming extinct.

U.S. charities provide hundreds of billions in aid money annually to most of these countries — nations led by dictators who spend lavishly on themselves and their inner circles but don't mind letting their own people starve to death or kill each other in civil war.

By the grace of God, the American people have been blessed with prosperity and charity and, though we ain't perfect, we seem to always stand ready to help those in need.

When was the last time a U.N. member, for example, offered to help us when our nation was struck by a tornado, earthquake or other natural disaster?

If the U.S. finds itself in a military “pickle” someday with China or North Korea, which among the hundreds of U.N. member nations do you believe will stand up and offer to fight alongside us?

Without any U.S. support — even though we're in “arrears” — how far do you think the U.N.'s budget would actually go? And who will supply the logistics and support for the dozens of U.N. missions currently in operation around the world?

U.S. officials and the American people have continually asked U.N. money managers to clean up their books, get rid of the waste, fraud and abuse and become more efficient when spending the money of member nations before we pony up the dough we supposedly owe.

The U.N. hasn't done that. So naturally, we have been reluctant to pour more good taxpayer money down the U.N.'s financial rathole.

Because we demanded frugality, we've been kicked out of the very organization that is what it is today because of American resources, generosity and protection.

If that's the way the member states want it, we should say, “Fine. We'll leave altogether. But so will you. Pack up and get out.”

We can rent the U.N. building to some corporation looking for prime real estate in New York City. That should take about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, Annan and his spend-happy cronies can go shopping in the Third World for new office space. Good luck with that, Kofi.

(This article also appears on WorldNetDaily.com).

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