posted on May, 24 2013 @ 01:51 AM
reply to post by GakunGak
A pleasure to hear from you.
. . . it has an "advisory/recommendation" effect. While not obligatory, but it sure helps to consider it.
Agreed. Unfortunately it
is too often used as a propaganda tool rather than an advisory opinion.
As with point 2, there I disagree.
The way you have interpreted it, I agree with your disagreement. (Wait, let me think about that,
yeah, Ok.) What I meant by tiny nations included: Nauru, Tuvalu, Palau, San Marino, Monaco, Lichtenstein, Saint Kitts and Nevis. That's seven UN
votes for a total population of just a hair under 200,000 people. That's not even an impressive city, let alone seven countries.
The Middle Eastern countries have enough money and support to put on a presentation just as impressive as Israel's. Besides, Israel has the added
handicap of Netanyahu. (Remember his red line on a bomb?
I also share the "scrap the UN" feeling because it is not that powerful in expressing it's opinion. A much simpler, but more effective
alternative should be put together by all. And that veto thing going on, replace it with
50% +"veto members" votes. Because all it takes is one member to bring down anything worth voting for....
Here, finally, is where we have to
do more work to find agreement. I don't think the UN's problem is that it's too weak. I have no interest in our country belonging to a group that
can issue orders by a vote of the rest of the world. I don't want to replace sovereign nations with an all-powerful world government.
My belief is that the problem is that the members do not have common fundamental principles. Membership in the United States requires acquiesence to
the Constitution and various principles. In the UN, people opposed to freedom sit across from those who support it. There is nothing that they agree
on even before problems come up.
That's why I was thinking of a League of Free Nations which at least has freedom as a unifying principle. Other countries can found their own
councils. Muslims would object if Presbyterians told them what had to be in their teachings. They have no authority to tell Muslims what to teach.
Likewise, China, North Korea, and dozens of other countries have no business telling free countries what they should teach about Religious freedom and