posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 03:27 PM
reply to post by Spiramirabilis
Sorry, I wrote that poorly. I'm truly not a "Get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US" bumper sticker guys. What I was thinking of has
sort of happened when the League of Nations turned into the United Nations.
The current UN has, as you've indicated, many worrisome features. What I was suggesting was the creation of a new international organization, call
it the League of Free Nations, or anything else. Membership would be limited to those countries which allow basic levels of freedom to its citizens.
They would band together to protect their own freedoms and encourage freedom's spread to other countries. Nations interested in freedom would find
the LFN a natural home for global cooperation, and the UN would slowly whither. The developed countries tend to be freer, so the money and resources
now sent to the UN could be used for projects supported by like minded countries interested in liberty and individual dignity.
Ok, perhaps a large portion of that is a dream, but still, who listens to the UN? Now who would listen to a coalition of the US, UK, Canada,
Australia, Europe, South America, etc.? I suspect the LFN would be a more efficient and powerful group.
But, as apolgetic as I am, I'm also delighted to see you again, thanks for the response.