Topic: General politics
My Email to Doc Hastings on the UN:
The World from The Hill: U.N. funding an early target for House Republicans
By Bridget Johnson - 01/23/11 05:22 PM ET
A key House Republican is quickly pressing forward with her goals to scale back U.S. funding for the United Nations.
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told The Hill that oversight would be a key function of the panel, particularly funding to the U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC) that is "a waste of taxpayer dollars."
"I'd like to make sure that we once and for all kill all U.S. funding for that beast," she said last month. "Because I don't think that it advances U.S. interests, I don't think that that's a pro-democracy group, it's a rogue's gallery, pariah states, they belong there because they don't want to be sanctioned."
The UN evolved from the League of Nations which was a great idea, but powerless to do anything about its decrees without agreed cooperation.
In the late 1940s, America screwed up badly and joined the UN and WORSE, gave control of its military over to the UN. Marshall was right, but the Senate ignored him, limited invervention WAS the way.
Russia got its nose out of joint and wanted to run the show, and its been down-hill ever since.
Source= declassified docs at the Yale U Avalon Project (on-line archive, fascinating reading)
I for one am SICK and TIRED of hearing of our CITIZENS getting killed in UN CONFLICTS.
GET US OUT OF THE UN!!!!!!!!!