League of Democracies
Cross posted from Monkey in the Middle
"Where the truth is caught."
Monday, July 21, 2008
Cross posted at Reject the UN
For years many people in the Democracies of the World have screamed about the corruption and mismanagement that has been going on at the United Nations. Prime examples of such corruption are:
Millions of Dollars spent propping up Kim Jong-il's regime in North Korea.
Food for Oil Program that made millions for Saddam Hussein, French Officials and Kofi Annan's own son.
Sex Scandals that bespeak of the moral corruption of UN officials.
UN Peacekeepers using rape and intimidation as a weapon against refugees.
UNIFIL's support for Hizbollah and terrorism.
Bribery and extortion by UN Officials.
The murder of 2 Israeli Soldiers by UNIFIL.
Outlawing of Christianity.
Just a few of the outrages that this Tower of Babel known as the United Nations has been up to. There is no oversite on this organization, no way to control the men and women who make up its officials from committing crimes, no way to control its spending.For years people have been screaming to cut all funding to this place. And the government has done nothing.
What are the candidates of the 2 major parties proposing for the United Nations?
Supports the United Nations and believes that it should be used to combat all the world's ills. Introduced into the US Senate bill #2433.
A bill to require the President to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to further the United Sates foreign policy objective of promoting the reduction of global poverty, the elimination of extreme global poverty, and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goal of reducing by one-half the proportion of people worldwide, between 1990 and 2015, who live on less than $1 per day.Sounds good until you look at the actual law. It will require the United Nations:
To introduce binding codes of conduct for transnational companies and effective tax regulation on the international financial markets, investing this money in programmes for poverty eradication.In other words, it is a welfare program run by the United Nations and funded by the United States.Barack Obama loves the United Nations. He thinks it should be maintained at all costs.
Believes the time has come for the Western (Civilized) nations to leave the Tower of Babel and form a new organization. The League of Democracies. A League where the values of Freedom are upheld. Where 2-bit dictators cannot force their crazy, ideas on those who cherish their freedoms. A League where membership in it demands that all the citizens of the nation be equal partners in Freedom.
Rising autocracies in China and Russia as well as Islamist regimes in the Middle East and elsewhere are confronting the United States and its allies more aggressively. They have far different notions of freedom, democracy and human rights and, left to their own devices, they would create a world far less hospitable to our values.
The United Nations, meanwhile, is increasingly unwilling to promote those values, which we believe would create a safer world for America and a more prosperous one for people across the globe.
Consequently, the United States and other democracies lack an effective institution through which to pool their resources, identify their challenges and define a strategy to protect their interests. It is well past time for America to lead the effort to create one.
Despite the outrage that it evokes in some U.N.-loving quarters, a so-called League of Democracies is hardly a new idea. Experts date it to the 18th-century Prussian philosopher Emanuel Kant and his notion of "perpetual peace."
Clearly, the United Nations is not working for America and its allies. It is neither defusing the most urgent threats facing the West nor responding to humanitarian disasters that offend our sensibilities.
In the 192-member General Assembly, such blocs as the 115-member Non-Aligned Movement and the 56-member Organization of the Islamic Conference can gather the votes to thwart U.S. priorities. In the Security Council, any of five permanent members can veto U.S. proposals for collective action to confront threats to peace.
On the threat front, the Security Council continues to block the tough sanctions that might convince Iran to drop its nuclear ambitions. Permanent members Russia and China each have growing business ties with the Islamic Republic as well as a shared geopolitical interest in keeping the United States mired in a struggle with the Islamic Republic. That means that the United States and its European allies, who face increasingly bold threats from Tehran, are subjecting their security to the whims of competing powers with competing interests.
On the humanitarian front, the Security Council could not agree on collective action to stop the killing in Rwanda, the Balkans or Darfur, or the brutal suppression in Burma and Zimbabwe.
The United Nations has done nothing except condemn the United States and Israel. Their 2 whipping boys.
John McCain said:
"When our nation was founded over two hundred years ago, we were the world's only democratic republic. Today, there are more than 100 electoral democracies spread all across the globe. We must reaffirm our faith in the principles that our founders declared to be universal, that all people are created equal and possess inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We fought a Revolution, a Civil War, two world wars, and a cold war to vindicate these principles and ensure that freedom could be enjoyed, as Abraham Lincoln promised, by all people of all colors everywhere.' We were right to struggle for democracy then, and we are right to do so now."This is not idealism, my friends. It is the truest kind of realism. Today as in the past, our interests are inextricably linked to the global progress of our ideals. The vision of a new era of enduring peace based on freedom is not a Republican vision. It is not a Democratic vision. It is an American vision. The American people have known instinctively for two centuries that we are safer when the world is more democratic. Whatever our differences, we all share the same goal: a world of peace and freedom, of prosperity and opportunity, of hope. We have a duty to ourselves to be true to those beliefs, to use our great power wisely on behalf of freedom. As Ronald Reagan proclaimed in his speech to the British Parliament in 1982, Let us go to our strength. Let us offer hope. Let us tell the world that a new age is not only possible but probable.'"It is time that the United States and her allies remove themselves from the United Nations, tearing down that eyesore on the East River.And to critics who worry that a League of Democracies would anger Russia, China and others who would feel disenfranchised, here's the answer in one word:
A note from Radarsite: Damn fine article Findalis! You just get better and better. To me this is important because it gives us one more reason to support John McCain. And we need these reasons desperately. So far he hasn't shown enough fire in the belly going up against the Obamamachine. He's lost opportuntities to stick it to him and he's been too much of a gentlemen, refusing to cash in on some of Obama's obvious flaws and gaffs.
But he seems to be getting tougher now. He seems to be getting better at promoting their differences. And this one about the UN is an important one. This is a clearcut distinction between these candidates. The kind of distinctions we need.
Now Obama supporters are being put in the unenviable position of having to defend the indefensible UN. I love it. We need all the ammunition we can get in this battle for our country's future. Thank you Findalis for providing us with some more. rg