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Originally posted by Dreamz
I get alot of slack for wanting to do away with the UN and I understand the sentiment so I will tell you why I think it should be scraped....
Time and again the UN has proved itself to be incapable of undertaking decisive action to mantain international peace and security, for many reasons. For one thing the annual budget is 2.6 billion dollars, approx. 1/2 that of South Dakota's budget, and the UN doesnt have the resources to carry out its mandates. For another, member nations, including the United States have often put their own national interest above those of the international community.
Finally the UN is structurally flawed in that all nations are elgible for membership regardless of size, financial contribution(that US pays the majority of, including its NY building), or political system. How can the UN possibly reach a consensus on a policy decision when member nations, such as the US and North Korea hold diverse views on human rights, democracy and nuclear proliferation? In effect when bold action is called for the UN is paralyzed into inaction by conflicting political cultures and assessments of international dangers - and what should be done about them.Why should America, the only remaining superpower, put it's forieng policy under a institution that functions so imperfectly?
We dont need a International debacle like the UN to cooperate with people who want freedom and justice as we do.
Originally posted by Dreamz
I agree with that and the UN has served well in that regard, but as far as international policies and mandates on nations who refuse to follow resolutions set forth by the UN, they are incapable of handling those situations and the world knows it. If the UN was turned strictly into a peace keeping, health, hunger organization I wouldnt have a problem with them....Its that America is usually the nation that supplies the majority of medical good, food and peace keepers yet we are the bad guys if we step in to enforce the resolutions and we are the bad guys if we dont supply the food or medical supplies.
Its nothing more than a stage to headhunt and put the US down. I simply believe it is in our best interest to get out of the UN, unless of course they do turn into a humanatarian force instead of trying to eb a military force.
Originally posted by specialasianX
The UN is a great thing and has done great things for millions and millions of people around the world... and it would be doing even better things if countries like the USA didnt ignore them and do whatever they pleased... i say keep the UN and scrap the USA
Guys... the US doesn't own the UN. The US can withdraw, run away, cloe the lease on the building and it will still survive.