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Old April 27th, 2017, 07:58 AM   #11
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The United Nations is a great governing convention that advocates for one state one people. It is a excellent foundation for a capitalist free world and people living as one within a collective with a single purpose of advancing the state.
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The United Nations is the preeminent institution of multilateralism. It provides a forum where countries can come together to share burdens, address common problems, and seize common opportunities. The UN helps establish the norms that many countries -- including the United States -- would like everyone to live by. Throughout its history, the United States has seen the advantages of living in a world organized according to laws, values, and principles; in fact, the republic was not yet 30 years old when it first went to war in defense of international law (attacking the Barbary pirates in 1804), and it has done so multiple times since, including in the first Gulf War. The UN, for all its imperfections -- real and perceived -- reflects this American preference for an ordered world.

The United States is not an island unto itself. Whether we like to admit it or not we depend on many other nations--for many different reasons. We care what happens in our backyard. We are affected by the decisions made by other nations and in times of crisis we need each other. Global challenges also require global solutions, and few indeed are the situations in which the United States or any other country can act completely alone.
Who supported us in every war? Who shares intelligence with us? Who contributed to our devastation after Katrina? Who includes us in medical updates? Ebola, Zika, influenza and communicable diseases like measles, mumps, pertussis. AND who stood beside us after 9/11..?

We may be a very powerful nation, but we can NOT stand alone in the world. We need our allies and they need us.
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The United Nations is the preeminent institution of multilateralism. It provides a forum where countries can come together to share burdens, address common problems, and seize common opportunities. The UN helps establish the norms that many countries -- including the United States -- would like everyone to live by. Throughout its history, the United States has seen the advantages of living in a world organized according to laws, values, and principles; in fact, the republic was not yet 30 years old when it first went to war in defense of international law (attacking the Barbary pirates in 1804), and it has done so multiple times since, including in the first Gulf War. The UN, for all its imperfections -- real and perceived -- reflects this American preference for an ordered world.

The United States is not an island unto itself. Whether we like to admit it or not we depend on many other nations--for many different reasons. We care what happens in our backyard. We are affected by the decisions made by other nations and in times of crisis we need each other. Global challenges also require global solutions, and few indeed are the situations in which the United States or any other country can act completely alone.
Who supported us in every war? Who shares intelligence with us? Who contributed to our devastation after Katrina? Who includes us in medical updates? Ebola, Zika, influenza and communicable diseases like measles, mumps, pertussis. AND who stood beside us after 9/11..?

We may be a very powerful nation, but we can NOT stand alone in the world. We need our allies and they need us.
thats all well and good in theory. in practice, the UN has given the task of monitoring human rights and now womens rights to the very people who are among the worst abusers of those rights. when israel bombed gaza, every piece of ammunition was monitored, every drop of blood televised, and there was almost universal UN condemnation. when saudi arabia bombs yemen- crickets. the UN is good in theory, but seriously, its failing in its implementation.

it might just be in need of reform. or it might be time to scrap it and start again, like we did when the league of nations folded to make way for the UN. if the UN continues as it is, its its going to be increasingly hard to take seriously.
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