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apples and oranges Donating Member (772 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 09:41 AM
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Should the United States part with the United Nations?
I notice a lot of people think we should have stayed out of this UN conflict. Does that mean we should leave the UN?
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RegieRocker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 09:43 AM
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1. What good would that do?
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MikeW Donating Member (554 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 09:43 AM
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2. If we do they'll close their doors we fund more of the UN than any other country
22 % operating budget

27 % peacekeeping budget
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quinnox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 09:44 AM
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3. No, the UN already does whatever the US tells it to do
So its a good cover to use for anything the US wants to do and act as if the world is behind it 100%.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 09:47 AM
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4. Well, that's one of the right-wingers' memes.
Do you want to join them in it?
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DURHAM D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 09:53 AM
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5. I know, right - I think Senator Jesse Helms has risen from his grave.
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Iterate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 10:02 AM
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6. Damn that Eleanor Roosevelt, what could she have been thinking?
Better to turn the clock back to 1914, because it worked so well the first time.
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countingbluecars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 10:42 AM
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7. That is John Bolton's
wet dream.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 10:43 AM
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8. Some say......

:eyes:


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Exilednight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 10:46 AM
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9. No. The US needs to allow other nations to play a larger role in UN
affairs. We use the UN as our personal rubber stamp and blackmail anyone who gets in our way. If given a true and equal voice, China and Russia would probably have vetoed the resolution.
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fittosurvive Donating Member (538 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 11:33 AM
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10. The real question is who should decide the matter of whether the US initiates a state of war
against another sovereign nation that has not attacked us.

Should we authorize the UN to decide which issues justify the sacrifice of our sons and daughters?

Or should we abide by the Constitution which calls for the American People's representatives to make this decision?

There is only one rational choice.
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MH1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 11:37 AM
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11. Huh?
we simply could have abstained and said we wouldn't support it.

Do you think the UN is only about direct conflict intervention?
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 11:39 AM
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12. Russia, China, Brazil, Germany, stayed out of the conflict.
And, a whole flock of "lesser" nations. Should they part with the UN?
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