This is the first of a series of articles I am writing about the United Nations and why I believe the United States should get out of the UN while we still can. This article serves as a brief introduction.
To learn about the United Nations, you must first start in 1919 at the end of the First World War. President Woodrow Wilson set forth to form the League of Nations in order to ensure that the Great War was the war to end all wars. When President Wilson returned from France and presented the League of Nations to the United States Senate, Henry Cabot Lodge led the charge for the United States to not join the League. Lodge viewed the League as a supranational government that would limit the power of the American government from determining its own affairs, so even though it was President Wilson’s idea, the United States never signed on. Too bad Mr. Lodge wasn’t in the Senate in 1945 to prevent us from joining the United Nations (the replacement entity for the failed League of Nations).
The United Nations officially has four main purposes:
- To keep peace throughout the world;
- To develop friendly relations among nations;
- To help nations work together to improve the lives of poor people, to conquer hunger, disease and illiteracy, and to encourage respect for each other’s rights and freedoms;
- To be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations to achieve these goals.
The League of Nations was replaced by the UN because it failed to keep the peace, but even though the UN has not kept the peace around the world, they continue to grow larger and more powerful. The United States contributes more money for the UN budget than any other member country. Take a look at our recent actual, estimated and proposed cash payments to the United Nations (this totals $12,254,000,000 or about 8.15% of our national debt) :
|Account||FY 2011 Actual||FY 2012 Estimate||FY 2013 Request|
|CIPA||$1.884 billion||$1.92 billion||$2.098 billion|
|CIO||$1.578 billion||$1.551 billion||$1.57 billion|
|CIO – UN Regular Budget||$516 million||$569 million||$568 million|
- (CIPA = Contributions to International Peacekeeping Activities)
- (CIO = Contributions to International Organizations)
Mr. Lodge was correct to be concerned about signing on to an agency that was being created as a supranational government. Unfortunately leaders in the United States (on the right and the left) have become so complacent and accepting of the United Nations, that few of them see the New World Order the UN is creating as they infiltrate their agenda into every level of our society. The UN showed up at our doorstep in a wooden horse – unfortunately, we opened the door and let them in – we also opened our wallet and continue to pour our tax money into this dangerous organization.
The founders of the United States left England and fought the Revolutionary War in order to earn freedom of this nation from the control of other governments. I wonder what our founding fathers would think of the United Nations … of Agenda 21 … of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.