The one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruptionGalations 6:8
The United States is founded with basic principles and rights guaranteed in the constitution.
When we subject ourselves to a higher government rather than a higher power, we slowly become more totalitarian and less American.
In 1970, the United Nations delivered the Vienna Convention Law of Treaties (signed in by Richard Nixon) which states that a President can consent [the country] to follow a higher international law via executive order.
This expansion of international power presiding over the United States is not in accordance to our founding documents. To subject ourselves to an international law that stands in between our country and it’s interests is the ground zero of a totalitarian global rule.
The First Amendment
“In just the last few years of Obama’s eager collaborations, the U.N. has produced resolutions that erode First Amendment liberties, calling on member states to outlaw negative criticism of Islam,”- Andy McCarthy (Former US Attorney for the Southern District of New York)
The United Nations has already pushed for legislation preventing hate-speech and criticism that would be deemed as offensive hiding behind civility. They’ve repeatedly even criticized Japan for having the freedom of speech
“Blasphemy” laws have already been pushed to limit the criticism of Islam which included negative stereotyping based on that religion which is unsurprising considering when countries like Saudi Arabia have ironically and unfortunately been chosen to head key UN human rights panels.
Furthermore the new 2017 members of the Human Rights Council include not just Saudi Arabia, but Venezuela, China, Cuba, Iraq, Qatar, Burundi, Bangladesh and United Arab Emirates.
It is also interesting that virtually all legislation to stop the criticism of religion tends to only be Islam The First Amendment.
The Second Amendment
Since the 1990’s, the United Nations has been focusing increasing attention on international firearms control. UN-backed programs have promoted and funded the surrender and confiscation of citizen firearms in nations around the world. The United Nations subsidized the proponents of an October 2005 national gun confiscation referendum in Brazil.
The United Nations has had a history of imposing weapon regulations including when Obama approved of the United Nation’s Arms Trade Treaty or when Human Rights Chief, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, called for the United States to have robust gun regulation. A sub commission of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) even gave the notion that there is no human right to personal self-defense.
During the 2018 Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence under the United Nations, they pondered questions like whether or not we should ban handguns and encouraged citizens to “Engag[e] media outlets to ensure gun control and disarmament [to] remain a priority in your country”
How Much We Pay
And how much have we payed for this 200 country coalition holding anti American values?
Each year the United States gives approximately $8 billion in mandatory paymentsand voluntary contributions to the United Nations and its affiliated organizations. The biggest portion of this money – about $3 billion this year – goes to the U.N.’s regular and peacekeeping budgets.
According to the United States Office of Management and Budget, funding has increased $4,508,656,000.00, or a 142% rise from 2001-2013
Interestingly, the OBM has stopped reporting how much we pay.
How Much They Pay
And for this almost 200 country coalition, we pay for a lot of it.
In fact we contribute almost 1/4 of the whole United Nations budget.
Between the five Permanent Members of the United Nations, we pay more than the other four combined.
Considering we pay the most by far, we have to ask if that money is going to causes that are worth the struggle. As the number and scope of the international intervention operations rise, the burden is rested on the United States, but even after billions and billions of dollars go into the United Nations pushing their international agenda, nothing but scandal and failure seem to follow.
As a global organization that is an aid agency, they should be stellar when trying fulfilling the need for better aid practices-
As a global organization to protect civilians, they should be stellar when trying to protect civilians-
However, it was found that peacekeepers “did not report responding to 406 (80 per cent) of [the 570] incidents where civilians were attacked.”
- Fraud, Corruption, and Sexual exploitation Oh My!
After extensive evident fraud within the Iraqi Oil for Food Program where
- Saddam Hussein generated over $20 billion in illegal revenue,
- 40 percent of U.N. procurement for peacekeeping was tainted by fraud,
- and widespread incident of sexual exploitation and abuse by U.N. personnel in Bosnia, Burundi, Cambodia, Congo, Guinea, Haiti, Ivory Coast, Kosovo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Sudan.
“The magnitude of fraud perpetrated by Saddam Hussein in contravention of U.N. sanctions and the oil-for-food program is staggering” –Norm Coleman ( R Minnesota Senator)
the United States convinced the UN to create the Procurement Task Force (PTF) to investigate corruption. Over three years it uncovered fraud, waste, and mismanagement in U.N. procurement and other activities involving contracts valued at more than $630 million. The evidence unearthed by the PTF led to misconduct findings against 17 U.N. officials and the conviction of several senior U.N. officials.
The PTF did it’s job too well as it was eliminated in 2008 after many countries were angry about the scandalous revelations.
The U.N. has not completed any major corruption cases since the PTF was eliminated.
“We can say that we found mismanagement and fraud and corruption to an extent we didn’t really expect.” –Britt Ahlenius (United Nations Head of the OIOS in 2008 after a UN investigation)
Over the years there have been numerous reports, audits, and investigations revealing mismanagement, fraud, and corruption in procurement for U.N. peacekeeping that the United Nations seems to ignore
In a 2007 Office of Internal Insights (OIOS) report, an examination of $1.4 billion of peacekeeping contracts turned up “significant” corruption schemes that tainted $619 million (over 40 percent) of the contracts. An audit of the U.N. mission in Sudan revealed tens of millions of dollars lost to waste and mismanagement and exposed substantial indications of fraud and corruption.
More recent reports are scarce, most likely due to OIOS disinterest in pursuing investigations as detailed above, but recent news stories on possible corruption in U.N. air charters to favor Russian contractors which is hugely unfavorable to the United States, allegations of selling U.N. peacekeeping jobs in Haiti and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and assertions by independent watchdogs like Transparency International that the U.N. has failed to prioritize fighting corruption in peacekeeping operations indicate that the issue remains problematic.
The regular sex abuse by peacekeeping personnel uncovered here and the United Nations’ appalling disregard for victims are stomach-turning, but the awful truth is that this isn’t uncommon. The UN’s instinctive response to sexual violence in its ranks—ignore, deny, cover up, dissemble—must be subjected to a truly independent commission of inquiry with total access, top to bottom, and full subpoena power. –Paul Donovan (Co-Director of Aids Free World)
Multiple instances of sexual exploitation within UN personal has become to frequent. A whistle blower leaked a report stating that Sexual Exploitation was frequent due to “under reporting, poor record keeping, fear of retribution, a culture of silence, and a sense of futility due to “the rarity of remedial outcomes including rarity of victim assistance.”Unintended Consequences
After the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Haiti took another hit with cholera (for the first in over a century) 8,000 Haitians died and over 600,000 sickened. The infections started near a UN outpost and soon became widespread across Haiti. A UN led investigation showed that there was only one strain which meant it must have come from a single source.
Unfortunately because of the broad immunities and privileges granted to the UN employees, repeated attempts to sue the organization has been unsuccessful. In 2016 the UN admitted it was at fault and said the events “leave a blemish” on their reputation.
Furthermore, it is interesting to point out that the United Nations pays its employees an excessive 32% higher compared to United States civil servants of the same status.
The U.N. and its employees enjoy broad protections and immunities and cannot be sued in national courts, arrested, or prosecuted for actions related to their official duties unless those immunities are waived. This places an extremely heavy responsibility on the U.N. to self-police, correct, and punish wrongdoing by the organization and its employees.
UN Secretary General Moon has admitted that the United Nations unfairly targets Israel more than any other country which in his words, have “foiled the ability of the UN to fulfill its role effectively”
While Israel obviously has had human rights violations- interestingly, the United Nations declares Israel as the Number 1 violator of Human Rights, showing more violations than any country in the world. It was so preposterous, that the UK put a notice on the UN HRC.
The 2009 Durban Review Conference purpose was to find the real root on racism. Key Speaker Iranian President Mahmoudi Ahmadinejad (who previously called for Israel’s annihilation) explained why Zionism was not just racist, but the root ofracism throughout the world.
The United Nations condemns Israel more than the rest of the world combined. The United Nations Human Rights Council in 2016 have dedicated more resolutions against Israel than North Korea, Syria, Crimea, and Iran combined multiplied by four.
Wiesenthal Center’s top anti-Semitic incident of 2016 was the UN resolution condemning the Jewish State which denied the link between one of Judaisms most holiest sights, “The Temple Mount”, and Judaism which essentially disregarded Jewish history.
The UN promotes anti American values, scandal, and corruption- we need to defund them until they follow a higher standard.
Let’s defund them.