Support H.R. 193 to Get US Out! of the UN
UPDATE, February 3, 2017: "Trump put the UN in the news.... Let's use it to Get US Out!" President Trump has been putting the UN in the news ever since the UN Security Council's adoption of a resolution condemning certain Israeli settlements as illegal in late December. The Obama administration allowed the resolution to pass by abstaining instead of vetoing it. Then-president elect Trump and Congress were highly critical of both the UN action and the Obama administration's role in it at the time. Next, it was widely reported on January 25 that President Trump's administration was preparing drafts of two executive orders regarding the UN: (1) "Auditing and Reducing U.S. Funding of International Organizations"; and (2) "Moratorium on New Multilateral Treaties." Two days later Trump's ambassador to the United Nations stated: "You're going to see a change in the way we do business.... For those who don't have our back, we're taking names...." Since Trump put the UN in the news.... Let's use it to Get US Out!
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UPDATE, January 11, 2017: Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) re-introduced the American Sovereignty Restoration Act in the 115th Congress on January 3, 2017. Its bill number is H.R. 193.
UPDATE, December 29, 2016: In light of the recent controversial UN Security Council vote that declared some Israeli settlements to be illegal, large numbers of U.S. lawmakers and pro-Israel activists are calling for an end to American taxpayer funding of the United Nations. Read Alex Newman's article "Congress Planning to Defund UN as Critics Seek Full Withdrawal" for more information on this very encouraging development. The action request below and the pre-written email to congressmen have been updated to reflect the new outrage over the UN and the transition to a new Congress.
On August 13, 2015, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon publicly called for the resignation of the top UN official in the Central African Republic. Citing sexual violence against the people perpetrated by UN peacekeepers in that landlocked country, Ban stated, "I can not put into words how anguished and ashamed I am by the recurrent reports over the years of sexual exploitation and abuse by UN forces."
Ban shouldn't have been suddenly horrified by such criminal activity. Rape and exploitation of defenseless women and children by UN peacekeepers is more the norm than the exception. Countries where such conduct had already occurred over the last decade include Haiti, Congo, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, South Sudan, Bosnia, East Timor, Ivory Coast, and the Central African Republic.
In the face of such a record, the world is supposed to look the other way and join in absurd insistence about how much the UN is needed. But Paula Donovan of the "AIDS-Free World" organization explains why little if anything is done to stop the atrocities. "If something isn't going well in the world, you can blame the member states. But if something is not going well in the [UN] organization, everyone suppresses the bad news and doesn't pass it along."
There is, of course, far more to consider about the world body than the horrifying misconduct of its peacekeepers. The UN was established for the purpose of destroying national sovereignty and abolishing the personal freedom of every person on Earth. Operating under its charter formulated in 1945 by open Russian Communist Andrei Vyshinsky and secret U.S. Communist Alger Hiss, the UN has steadily grown in power and authority. Debating entry into the world body in the summer of 1945, the U.S. Senate approved the charter by a vote of 89 to 2, thereby placing our nation in the organization as one of its founders.
When the UN calls for, or when American leaders decide to engage in, military activity, subsequent action proceeds in the name of the UN itself, as in Korea in the 1950s, or more frequently in the name of the one of the UN's "Regional Arrangements," such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) or the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) as provided in the charter's Articles 51-54. One of these UN subsidiaries, labeled SEATO, directed America's defeat in the Vietnam War. Currently, the UN's NATO now oversees the conflict in Afghanistan. Ever since the end of World War II, the U.S. hasn't won a war (Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan), but our casualties have been more than a hundred thousand. Membership in the United Nations led to all those deaths and injuries without the victories that could have been achieved by unchained U.S. forces. A different but important kind of loss has been termination of the required constitutional declaration of war by Congress.
In his address to the UN in 1990, President George H.W. Bush showed his true loyalties when he stated, "It is the sacred principles enshrined in the United Nations Charter to which the American people will henceforth pledge their allegiance." He's never been alone in uttering such subversive nonsense. In 2001, Secretary of State Colin Powell journeyed to UN headquarters to proclaim, "With respect to U.S. policy, when it comes to our role as a member of the Security Council, we obviously are bound by UN resolutions." He should have been fired, but he won praise. Far from being the only U.S. leaders to bow before the UN, Bush and Powell expressed the consistent attitude held by U.S. leaders ever since our country entered the UN in 1945. To them, their oath to abide by the U.S. Constitution means nothing.
Meanwhile, the supposedly "do nothing" UN is hard at work seeking and arranging for national disarmament, abolition of an individual's right to keep and bear arms, unrestricted abortion, control of education, placement of refugees, termination of property rights, sovereignty-destroying trade pacts, environmental and population controls, and much more. And a parade of U.S. leaders stretching back to 1945 has cooperated with every seizure of power, every UN intervention in the domestic affairs of nations (clearly forbidden by the UN Charter), and the beginning steps contained in the UN's Agenda 21 and Agenda 2030 programs. Anyone who removes the blinders can see the UN steadily gaining total control over everyone and everything.
All of this boils down to the shocking realization that our country isn't being taken over by the world body; it is being delivered to the United Nations. Which means that we can do something about it. We can work to inform a sufficient number of fellow Americans who will demand that our country withdraw from the trap that has been laid for us, a trap into which our own leaders are steadily pushing our country.
Congress put America into the UN. Congress can and should take us out. In March 2015, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) introduced H.R. 1205 (the American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2015) in the House of Representatives, calling for U.S. withdrawal from the world body. Rep. Rogers re-introduced this bill on January 3, 2017, as H.R. 193. in the It's up to all of us that understand the threat posed by the United Nations, plus many more each of us can influence, to contact our representatives and senators and strongly urge that they cosponsor, and pass H.R. 193 to Get US Out! of the United Nations in the House, and introduce and pass a companion bill in the Senate.
Please phone your representive at 202-225-3121 and your senators at 202-224-3121 in support of cosponsoring and passing H.R. 193 to Get US Out! of the UN in the House and introducing, cosponsoring, and passing a companion bill in the Senate. Let them know that you are not only outraged over various UN actions in recent months and years, but that you want Congress to vote now in favor of withdrawal of U.S. membership in the United Nations.
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