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Abolishment of Veto Power

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Started: 2/27/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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begobuitron

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the veto power of the five permanent members of the Security Council, including Russia's and China's, has proved to be a detrimant to peace.
The United Nations could be very effective, if it wasn"t rendered toothless by the veto power of the five permanent members in the Security Council, essentially a dictatorship. This petition calls for the abolition of permanent membership in the Security Council and of the power of veto.
Currently, there can be 192 out of 193 votes in favour of a resolution, and it can still be vetoed. This is completely undemocratic and irrational.

from: http://www.change.org...
amand_m201

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I believe that the veto power should be abolished for several reasons.

My first argument is that one person has the power to overturn months of preparation and lobbying because he/she either disagrees with the stance or wants to hurt the opposing party.

Secondly, it is an unfair representation of what the people want if the president votes against the majority.

Lastly, people make mistakes. If the president for some reason thought his idea was better, no one could try and stop him.
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Posted by sewook123 3 years ago
sewook123
It seems like both of you are arguing for abolishment of veto power.
If you create another debate of the same topic, I am willing to take you on.
Posted by begobuitron 3 years ago
begobuitron
yeah sorry I missed that but im in favour of abolishing it.
Posted by sewook123 3 years ago
sewook123
If you are the Con, aren't you supposed to be arguing against abolishing veto power?
I will accept the challege once you clearify.
Posted by Jifpop09 3 years ago
Jifpop09
It does seem to halter progress. China has certainly been playing that card one to many
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