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Isn't it time to reduce our financial support of the UN?


If we still haven't given them our dues, I think they should take the hint and kick us out of the organization and move their headquarters out of New York City. The organization is so pointless and their bureaucracy is an unbelievable waste of money. For all the money that's given to them they have little to show for it.

 

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    Cassie Smith 4 years ago

    Their attitude definitely grates. We have to pay the most dues and some little dictator somewhere gets to tell us what to do. It's such a futile exercise.


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    Alicia Rose Harrell (aliciaharrell) 4 years ago

    Yes, the UN peacekeepers do good deeds where they can; clean up much (regardless of which nation is at fault). The Middle East is indeed a hot bed of unrest which historically began with the advent of civilization. The UN is needed in such places.

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    WD Curry 111 4 years ago

    Good, somebody with a good education and an intelligent grasp of the situation. aliciaharrell for president!


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    Cassie Smith 4 years ago

    You're right perspycacious, being in the UN at least we have some influence. But the case is to be made to reduce the UN to things that they do well and reduce the bureaucracy.


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    Cassie Smith 4 years ago

    But that is the problem with that organization. There is no measure of results or auditing of books or any accountability and especially no will to restructure. They are living on other people's money and no one wants the handouts to stop.

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    Cassie Smith 4 years ago

    Yes, even though the UN bills itself as a do-gooder, they have been trying to take over the internet, tax us for it, impose laws and sanctions, things that remarkably does a lot to infringe on the sovereignty of countries.

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    Cassie Smith 4 years ago

    You really are romantic WD Curry, the UN is one of the most corrupt organizations. There have been several prominent UN staffers who have done some terrible things.

    Also, it's trying to act like some world gov't without having an election process.


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    Cassie Smith 4 years ago

    The UN doesn't have the power to stop a country from engaging in war, it can only act as a mediator. That's why the size of this organization needs to be reduced.


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    Alicia Rose Harrell (aliciaharrell) 4 years ago

    The UN does not have jurisdiction to stop Syria from slaughtering its own citizens. No nation does (except Syria). If it had, the Soviets would not have slaughtered many in Russia and the Eastern Block during the 20th century as dissidents.


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    Cassie Smith 4 years ago

    Handyman, it has such a spotty record when it comes to world peace. Whenever UN peacekeepers get attacked they scramble out of the country. It doesn't dawn on them that keeping the peace ironically involves more than talking but actual fighting.