— Mike Rogers (@RepMikeRogersAL) January 3, 2017
Called The American Sovereignty Restoration Act, it’s actually a repeat of a bill Rogers previously introduced in 2015. Then and now Rogers has cited spending waste as the main problem with the UN. Call me crazy, but I’m not sure budgetary concerns are a good enough reason to leave an organization that since 1945 has done a damn fine job of preventing World War III.
World Wars before United Nations was founded – TWO.
World Wars since the UN – ZERO.
I say we keep it around a while longer.
— Sean Kent (@seankent) January 22, 2017
The chances of the bill passing are slim. But if it was made into law the UN would have to move out of the United States, presumably to some country that doesn’t have a bat-sh*t crazy person as President. It would also require the US to quit the World Heath Organization, which helps fight the spread of diseases including HIV and leprosy, and has also completely freaking eradicated smallpox. So you know, no big deal.
This anti-UN fervor has been around for a long time but may be reaching new heights under newly-elected President Trump. He has been a more vocal critic of it than any other US chief executive in history, even tweeting derisive jibes on several occasions.
The United Nations has such great potential but right now it is just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time. So sad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 26, 2016
It’s worth pointing out that having nations talk is actually the primary reason for the UN’s existence. The theory being that countries who communicate with each other are less likely to start wars which end in the deaths of 105 million people world wide. Here’s a handy visual aid that makes this same case.
This is nations talking.This is nations not talking.