Freedom, Liberty, Human Rights and the UN

I noted last week that there is a vote coming up in the UN on an arms control treaty which many say will supervene the 2d Amendment of the US Constitution, I find than completely unacceptable. But it is simply the latest ridiculous action of the UN in its attempt to shackle America. As George W. Bush said, paraphrasing, America will never seek a permission slip to defend American ideals. Certainly our people won’t.

I’ve spent a fair amount of time recently considering the hubris that thinks the American taxpayer will, in perpetuity, continue to host fund and respect an organization that is (or has become) completely antithetical to American beliefs and interests.

From the Washington Times via GDS44

For years, pundits, politicians and columnists – including me – have fiercely criticized the United Nations. This institution has become a political cesspool controlled by totalitarian states and rogue nations that despise democracy, liberty and freedom. It’s only getting worse with time.

Look what’s happened during the past two weeks:

Syria is likely to get a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council. U.N. Watch reported Iran will get a “top post” on the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty conference, which it described as being “like choosing Bernie Madoff to police fraud in the stock market.” Meanwhile, U.N. and Arab League envoy Kofi Annan claimed to have had a “very candid and constructive” meeting with Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.

These are all ridiculous stories, but honestly, should we be surprised? I’m not. The U.N. has a long, sordid history of electing tyrannies and dictatorships to its various agencies, boards and councils. For an organization that vigorously claims to support world peace, it also vigorously – and controversially – supports countries that don’t have the slightest grasp of this concept.

For example, Libya chaired the U.N. Human Rights Commission in 2003 – and was a U.N. Security Council member in 2008 and 2009. Syria has twice headed the U.N. Security Council, in June 2002 and August 2003. Iran and Iraq were scheduled to co-chair a U.N. nuclear disarmament conference before Saddam Hussein was toppled from power in 2003. Additionally, North Korea – a major nuclear threat – headed the U.N. Conference on Disarmament just last year.

Let’s face facts. The U.N. is a broken-down and dysfunctional organization that has been in a state of collapse for decades. In a 2004 guest column for the Economist, then-Secretary-General Kofi Annan incredulously wrote that his organization “was born in a very different time and designed for a very different world,” and it “clearly needs far-reaching reform if it is to prevent and respond to all the threats that we face today.” What nonsense. The U.N. hasn’t figured out how to adapt to a changing world for more than 60 years – and it doesn’t deserve another 60 years to figure out where it went wrong.

Continue reading TAUBE: Exit strategy from the United Nations – Washington Times.

Taube continues that we should withdraw from the UN immediately and thereafter form “The League of Democracies”. I completely agree on withdrawing and somewhat agree on the league but have reservations about formalizing it. The main one being, “Who decides?”

Besides, it already exists, albeit informally. It’s called the Anglosphere.

Who else besides the peoples represented in that graphic have a proven willingness to go out into the world to defend Liberty? Who? Name 5. We are it, folks. If freedom is going to be defended, it’s going to be defended by us, with help from our friends, we volunteered, long ago for this duty, as the “Keepers of the Flame”. The struggle is entering one of its dark phases it seems, but there will be a new dawn, in God’s good time. In the meantime, here is some more Kipling, the truth teller of free men everywhere.

by Rudyard Kipling

It was not part of their blood,
It came to them very late,
With long arrears to make good,
When the Saxon began to hate.

They were not easily moved,
They were icy — willing to wait
Till every count should be proved,
Ere the Saxon began to hate.

Their voices were even and low.
Their eyes were level and straight.
There was neither sign nor show
When the Saxon began to hate.

It was not preached to the crowd.
It was not taught by the state.
No man spoke it aloud
When the Saxon began to hate.

It was not suddently bred.
It will not swiftly abate.
Through the chilled years ahead,
When Time shall count from the date
That the Saxon began to hate.

Our opponents would be well advised not to push us to that point. The people that tried, have not flourished.


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3 Responses to Freedom, Liberty, Human Rights and the UN

  1. Pingback: Remembering ~ Obama’s $180 Million U.S. TAXPAYER Gift Card To The U.N. | Political Vel Craft

  2. Freedom, by the way says:

    “The U.N. is a broken-down and dysfunctional organization that has been in a state of collapse for decades.’
    For America and other westernized nations to continue to pour $, time & effort into such a corrupt organization is futile and dangerous. What has the UN done for the US lately? I can’t think of a single thing.


    • Sure you can, Freedom. They’ve taken our money and used it to undermine the Republic.

      The last arguably right thing they’ve done was Korea, and that only because the Soviets had walked out.


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