|United Nations corrupt, uncooperative, ineffective|
The Leauge of Nations failed once, and it has failed again under new management; change is needed
By James Mack, Jr.
Published: Friday, October 8, 2004
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Similarly, Somalia in 1993 was a brewing pot for disorder and chaos, with innocent civilians caught in the middle. While the United Nations started sending food into the country to feed its starving citizens, greedy warlords intercepted this food and pillaged it for their own use. The United Nations was then attacked by the clan of warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid, and the UN immediately withdrew from the region, leaving only the Americans behind. Instead of being bullied and leaving with a black eye, the military decided to fight back to allow citizens access to food. It was our soldiers who paid the price for that food, and it was our soldiers who were dragged through the streets mercilessly by insurgents. The United Nations contributed nothing, and if it weren't for the United States and their willingness to act, the country of Somalia would have endured more pain, suffering and starvation than humans should ever experience.
The U.N. has their own little plan for the United States on their plate. They have repeatedly supported calls for the ban of small arms by all citizens in member countries. Never mind the 2nd Amendment implications domestically, but to force all citizens in the United States to give up their civil rights because the United Nations says so is ludicrous. Countries wishing to enslave and overpower their citizens have always demanded gun forfeiture and gun registration so that their population is controlled like caged animals. Look at Washington, D.C., a city where they banned all handguns from ownership and banned their sale. Their crime rate has increasingly become one of the highest in the nation, surpassing seven times the national average. Now, because the United Nations doesn't like firearms, we should disarm everybody in the country? Listening to the senile United Nations is not only directly contradicting our sovereignty, it's detrimental to our health and safety.
If you want to obey Senator Kerry's "Global Test," fine. If you want the United Nations to annex the United States of America, as their resolutions have tried, fine. But do not think for a second that we will ever be able to make decisions on our own again. It is a slippery slope to consistently bow to international pressure and make secondary our right to self defense. The United Nations employs Hamas, makes deals with Saddam and gets bullied around by him for 13 years, and they allow no room for sovereignty of respectful nations. Continuing our relationship and obeying their rules would violate our Constitution. Continuing our relationship would allow more corruption and under the table deals to flow through the United States. There is no hope for this organization. If we are to retain some dignity for ourselves, we must resign from this organization forthwith and let the thing collapse. It is the League of Nations, and the proverbial Old Yeller - time to put it down.
James Mack, Jr. is a junior majoring in criminal justice.