The UN: Leech on the Back of America
The United Nations was a grand idea, but for nearly all of its existence it’s been a burdensome joke, especially on the citizens of the United States. The last number I heard was 22%. That’s right, 22% of the UN’s budget comes from the U.S. Japan is second at around 11% (h/t Paul Westcott on 9/27/10 The White House Brief on iHeart Radio).
Here’s an excerpt from an article that sums up the UN’s worthlessness to the free world. It highlights Taiwan as an example and is worth a few minutes of your time. You’ll come away with a clear picture of this leech. (My apologies to the leech since many varieties actually provide a benefit to humans. This link is not for the squeamish.)
The UN was founded on June 26, 1945, after the defeat of Nazi Germany but before the defeat of Imperial Japan, the original five permanent members of its 15 member Security Council consisted of WWII’s “Big Five” Allied powers: Nationalist China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States. Seen as a replacement to the failed League of Nations in 1943, the UN started with lofty pretensions, adopting President Franklin Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms” as part of its initial charter: freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.
That the UN would make an immediate mockery of its charter by admitting Joseph Stalin’s Soviet Union was bad enough. Further insult was added to diplomatic injury when the “nations” of Belarus and Ukraine were given UN membership as well, this, despite that fact that they were not independent nations in any sense of the word in 1945 as they were constituent parts of the former USSR.