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US Withdrawal From the United Nations: Should the United States withdraw from the United Nations?

  • The United Nations failed its main goal

    The United States of America should withdraw from the United Nations. The United Nations is an organization designed to keep peace in all countries. This was not how we evolved. Wars were, and still are necessary, and peace is never practical. Also, the United States has been involved in armed conflicts before and after they joined the UN. Before we joined, we were involved in the Mexican American and Spanish Wars. After we joined, we have been involved in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and the "War on Terror." Terrorism has spread rapidly while the UN Charter has been in effect. ISIS has been formed, the Middle East became corrupt, and terrorist attacks on US soil have only increased since the Charter went into effect. In the end, the United Nations has failed its main goal: To keep peace in the world.

  • The United Nations is impractical and a failure

    The United States of America should withdraw from the United Nations. The United Nations is an organization designed to keep peace in all countries. This was not how we evolved. Wars were, and still are necessary, and peace is never practical. Also, the United States has been involved in armed conflicts before and after they joined the UN. Before we joined, we were involved in the Mexican American and Spanish Wars. After we joined, we have been involved in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and the "War on Terror." Terrorism has spread rapidly while the UN Charter has been in effect. Al-Queda and ISIS have been formed, the Middle East became corrupt, and terrorist attacks on US soil have only increased since the Charter went into effect. In the end, the United Nations has failed its main goal: To keep peace in the world.

  • A Corrupt Institution that Gives Undeserved Voice and Respectability to Anti-Democratic States

    The list of countries that has served on the UN's so-called Human Rights Council would be a joke if the crimes those regimes committed and are committing weren't so egregious. In the UN as a whole, kleptocratic and authoritarian states get to scold and censure democratic countries and foment anti-American sentiment, bolstering phony narratives used in their domestic politics as means of legitimizing their regimes.
    The UN has CONSISTENTLY been implicated in incidents of sexual assault and other crimes wherever they send their "peacekeepers," who are essentially mercenaries with no real incentive to achieve mission objectives and rules of engagement that border on institutionalized apathy. In Rwanda, Canadian Lt. General Dallaire was prevented from taking actions that could have prevented the deaths of tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of people in the genocide there. In Cambodia, the UN spent about a billion dollars setting up a deeply flawed election whose results were soon abrogated by the previous ruling party, essentially deterring any democratization efforts there for a generation- oh, and in the process, UN "peacekeepers" brought HIV/AIDS to Cambodia at a time when the country had no means to handle the epidemic, leading to a massive outbreak that took countless lives during a decade of costly medical struggle before numbers began to fall in the early 2000s.
    Kofi Annan's son was implicated in a massive corruption/graft scandal related to the Iraq Food for Oil program, and more recently, when a whistleblower exposed the extent of systematic sex trafficking and sexual abuse of underage girls by UN peacekeepers in Central African Republic, that man was fired by Ban Ki-Moon and had to go to court to clear his name and be reinstated. This just brushes the surface of the scandals that have accumulated over the years due to an atmosphere of impunity and mutual backscratching at the UN in the absence of an honest enforcement mechanism. I agree with statement made by the former UN workers who collaborated to write the book "Emergency ___ and Other Measures": "If you live in a poor country and see men in blue helmets coming in your direction, run away as fast as you can."
    There needs to be a forum for countries to resolve disputes and even ally to intervene in severe humanitarian crises, and there needs to be a way to coordinate the protection of globally significant environmental and cultural goods that might be menaced by a particular country, but this mechanism should be separate from a pseudo-governmental assembly and bloated bureaucracy that pretends to exert authority over sovereign nations and only manages to do so when taking advantage of the most vulnerable developing countries.

  • America was founded by people seeking freedom from government oversight and oppression

    Our country was founded by God fearing people who wrote the constitution based on biblical principles the Bible was the primary book used in teaching children. As this country has moved further from the original blueprint the Constitution our country has been in a steady decline. We do not need others or a one world government to dictate what our government or citizenry should do or not do. Let 's get back to what made America great a God fearing nation and the Constitution, the Bill Of Rights and The Federalist Papers.

  • Time to exit

    Too many recent deals and treaties and agreements subverting our sovereignty and constitution. It is way past time to leave!
    Foreign non citizens have no business telling ANY country what to do in their own borders.
    The troops need to be removed from our soil. Ths is an occupying force!

  • Leave the Useless Nations

    I'm old, and I've seen the UN in action (or not) for so many decades. The UN has really not done much of anything in all this time except waste OUR money as well as the money of other countries. America does NOT need other countries or agencies telling us how to run the world. They cannot even do it themselves. The US is relied on way too much for everything. So, yes, America is exceptional, and we need to act like it again and quit shoveling American taxpayer money to the UN. We need it here.

  • It is time

    The United States should leave the UN. They focus on the Border Protection and policies of other nations and never that of the United States. At over a billion dollars a year, there could be dozens of things that America could focus on. The U.N. allows for other nations to divert money away from providing for their own protections. It would be interesting to see if they know how to do that for themselves

  • Started by communists now led by human rights disasters.

    The US is the greatest country in the world. Even after nearly 8 years of disaster the world still looks to us(Americans not politicians) for support and leadership. We are effectively the worlds police. Which would be ok if we were compensated. Our military though throttled by 0bama is still the best in the world. The UN is a corrupt and horribly ran organization. Human rights abuses continue without hesitation because the UN is always silent. Unless the country is free then the UN steps in and appoints a dictator like Mugabe! Out now! If britian can vote to leave the EU we should be able to vote OUT of the commie UN!

  • Its time to go

    I've seen so many reasons for staying talking about how detrimental it would be for the un if USA were to leave, what I don't see is a reason why it's good for the USA to stay. Why should we be a part of an organization that does not gold to the same set of ideals that we do? No more treaties no more unelected bureacrats making treaties and enforcing laws. Its time to go. Were taking our toys with us too. Spend your own blood for a change.

  • The UN is blundering and ineffectual

    Currently, under the United Nations participation Act of 1945, the United States serves as a member of the United Nations, a treaty organization that provides an international forum for discussion and action concerning global affairs. However, ever since its genesis in 1945, the United Nations has been largely ineffective in dealing with international conflict. Crises like the ones involving Rwanda, Sudan, and Cambodia, to name a few, serve to detail how incompetent and hesitant the United Nations is at its main job. At its core, the United Nations is a flawed organization, the main cause of this being the rampant elitism manifested through the “veto power”. In the UN Security Council, the five permanent members--China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the US-- each hold veto power: the power to singlehandedly halt any action that the council may take. For example, Russia vetoed a resolution to condemn Russia for its annexation of the Crimean peninsula in 2014. This vast power disparity between the elite permanent members and the elected members is a disgrace to our relations with third and second world countries, and is an apparent sign of a blatant oligarchy of the privileged nations. Additionally, the UN’s cumbersome bureaucratic structure has been the root cause of many of the UN’s failed attempts to provide effective foreign aid, particularly during the Somali civil war, when, as dictated by Mohamed Sahnoun, the special representative of the secretary general to Somalia, the UN “missed at least three opportunities to prevent major human tragedies”. The UN’s many faults go on and on, from support of coerced abortions to population control, but the idea is clear: the UN is a blundering and ineffectual group, and it is an insult to American pride and values to stand by them while our own foreign relations suffer.

  • The US absolutely should not withdraw from the United Nations.

    The mission of the UN is to secure the best possible future for ALL of its member nations. As a member, the US has invaluable influence and entitlements when it comes to world affairs. To surrender its place on the council simply because a certain group of citizens fail to accurately put our position into context would be both ignorant and self destructive. The US is indeed an important world power and with that power comes a significant responsibility. Attempting to dodge that responsibility is unrealistic and shortsighted egoism.

    Look at the situation the UK finds itself in now. Running away is not the answer to any problem.

  • Permanent member of the Security Council

    The USA is a permanent member of the Security council.. Being the leader of multiple international coalitions, such as the anti-ISIL coalition. Leaving the United Nations would be detrimental to both domestic and foreign interests. Diplomacy would be much more difficult. International politics would be turned on its head. All in all, leaving the UN is a bad idea, and the US should stay.

  • No I don't think so

    It is a permanent member of the UN just so you all know but the UN is important. The US is a very valuable member of the United Nations so it must stay. If it doesn't, it might not be recognised as a real country by some countries. Look at Taiwan.

  • The US shouldn't withdraw from the UN.

    The UN is a very valuable organization that the US has been a part of since its inception. If the US were to just leave the organization that it has been a part of for such a long time, it would throw the world into chaos. The US is a permanent member of the security council as well, so that would be a hard loss for everyone.

  • The US should not withdrawal from the United Nations.

    It is not in the United States best interest to withdraw from the United Nations. They United Nations is a security that we can not afford to be without. The United Nations acts like a team to help out other nations in trouble. Right now some of the nations in the United Nations are in need of assistants but who knows when it could be the United States in there position.


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