The US should not resign from being a member of the UN
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1) International Peace/Security
UN peacekeepers prevent conflict and help protect civilians worldwide, at a fraction of the cost of sending US troops. The UN has been helping the US fight the acts of terrorism in middle-eastern countries. UN counterterrorism sanctions have isolated terrorists and halted their assets and those of their supporters. UN Security Council sanctions in the middle east have done a great job of impeding the efforts taken by terrorists to produce nuclear weapons. The UN missions have helped strengthen Afghan and Iraqi government, meaning the US has doesn't have to send as many ground troops to these areas. Not only does this save money, it allows these troops to stay with their families and focus on other important issues. Many US lives have been saved by the UN because of our participation in it. War is very costly, and generally, it is a better idea to try and form peace rather than spend billions of dollars on war. Countless taxpayer dollars have been saved because the US is apart of the UN.
2) Forms US Allies
The UN"s humanitarian agencies also deliver lifesaving aid to many countries, such as Haiti, Pakistan, and many more. Countries in the UN work together to provide food for those starving, vaccination programs for devastating diseases, and shelter for those who have become homeless because of war or other problems. For example, In Afghanistan, the US has worked with the UN to help citizens that have been affected by terror groups there. They've built schools and hospitals, as well as repaired roads and villages. In doing this, Afghan police and military forces there agreed to team up with US forces to combat terrorists groups. Not only does the US have the opportunity to help others in being apart of the UN, we also gain many useful allies, such as the countries we help AND those we work together with. These allies are the first step to lasting peace.
3) Promotes Human Rights
In helping these countries, the US has had the opportunity to promote human rights in areas where not everyone has them. Because of the UN's efforts, people in many countries now have the freedoms like freedom of expression and freedom of assembly. This is evident in Libya, where people were plagued by a terror group known as Qadhafi. Their forces attacked Libyan civilians just because they wanted basic freedoms. The US and several other UN members launched a military operation to save civilian lives and stop Qadhafi"s forces. Because of those efforts, many Libyan civilians now have access to freedoms everyone should have.
In conclusion, the US should not drop out of the UN. By being a part of the UN, The US saves money, gains allies, and is able to create the first steps to international peace. Not to mention we are able to help other countries, while also enforcing human rights worldwide. If we left the UN, the progress the US made to promote peace and freedom around the world could be lost.
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