GOP lawmakers introduce bill for U.S. to withdraw from the UN
A bill was introduced to the House of Representatives in early January that, among other things, calls for the United States to withdraw from the United Nations. Sponsored by Senator Mike Rogers, the American Sovereignty Restoration Act (aka H.R. 193) had been previously introduced by the Alabama senator to no avail back in 2015 (then H.R. 1205), when he cited reasons ranging from spending waste to enabling an intercontinental “dictators’ club,” which sounds like a manuscript Ann M. Martin decided to leave in her desk drawer.
Anyway, keep in mind that the UN was established post-World War II as an the Allied Forces’ initiative to deter any future continental takeovers and/or genocides. Granted, the West doesn’t have a perfect record with regard to the latter, but but they know they gotta try. Rogers does not think so. “Why should the American taxpayer bankroll an international organization that works against America’s interests around the world?” the senator asked in June of 2015. “The time is now to restore and protect American sovereignty and get out of the United Nations.”
Fast-forward two years, and Rogers has anti-globalist allies in high places. Friday’s inaugural speech from President Trump hinted at turning our backs on the world, an echo of previous campaign sentiments on the dismantling of NATO. Bill trackers don’t seem to think it has much of a chance of passing, but, assuming it would, Rogers’ bill would require the United Nations headquarters to move out of the U.S.
Abandoning the UN would also result in our bailing on peacekeeping missions as well as participation in the World Health Organization. The bill would take effect two years after passing.
You can read H.R. 193 here.
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