Withdrawal From the UN Gains Logic as a Reform In the Era of Trump

The UN has been a bad idea from the get go cut all the funding.


From the New York Sun


Liberals shrieked last week when President Trump proposed cutting American funding for the United Nations by 50 percent. Nr, Trump dismisses the United Nations as a “waste of time and money.” That’s the least of it.

American taxpayers bankroll the organization to the tune of $10 billion a year. Our hard-earned money perpetuates an organization that validates the most savage human-rights abusers on the globe, regularly votes against America and targets America’s ally Israel for extinction.

The worst example of UN failure and waste, however, is its peacekeeping missions. Past American presidents have poured billions into UN peacekeeping operations that have propped up autocratic regimes like those in Sudan and Angola.

Worse, these so-called “peacekeepers” subject local populations to rape with stomach-turning frequency. Women and children often have more to fear from the UN’s blue-bereted soldiers than the ravages of war. Call…

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