Wednesday, September 2, 2009

All Warm and Fuzzy Inside

WE THE PEOPLES OF THE UNITED NATIONS DETERMINED to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, and to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom, AND FOR THESE ENDS to practice tolerance and live together in peace with one another as good neighbours, and to unite our strength to maintain international peace and security, and to ensure, by the acceptance of principles and the institution of methods, that armed force shall not be used, save in the common interest, and to employ international machinery for the promotion of the economic and social advancement of all peoples, HAVE RESOLVED TO COMBINE OUR EFFORTS TO ACCOMPLISH THESE AIMS Accordingly, our respective Governments, through representatives assembled in the city of San Francisco, who have exhibited their full powers found to be in good and due form, have agreed to the present Charter of the United Nations and do hereby establish an international organization to be known as the United Nations.

Now doesn't that just give you the most wonderful, fuzzy feeling feeling inside? Knowing that hey, while your country may be completely sold out and belong to someone else (along with $500,000,000 of our lovely monopoly money annually), that you're helping to further 'peace' and 'justice' and 'freedom' with your tax money?

And...that you're furthering the broader goals of all humanity.

And...that force will only be exerted in the most trying of circumstances- or, as they put it, in the 'common interest'. (Now, I wonder, just what is the 'common interest?' Would exertion of force be justified if they were to lose $500 million annually?)

Sometimes I just have to wonder what in the world some people were thinking.

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Alex Floyd said...

Actually, I support the amount of tax money that goes to keeping peace. We think that keeping peace means starting wars. It can mean that, but there are also other efforts of keeping peace as well.

Liberty said...

Oh, I totally agree that keeping peace is a good thing.

I just don't think that giving up our sovereignty to an outside organization is a good idea. Not a good idea at all, not to mention unconstitutional, traitorous, etc. etc.