The United Nations has for my entire adult life been the whipping boy of populists and American firsters. Just the mere mention of the UN back in the 80’s could send many of my friends, family members, former military, working class, flag-waving Americans into a frenzy. In fact, when Mr. Obama conspired with the UN to pass a resolution condemning our only democratic ally in the Middle East for lawfully building on its own land, it dawned on me that one element from this populist movement in our country was missing from the campaign.
How did Mr. Trump miss the chance to hoist the UN up for the flogging it so richly deserves? In part, Mr. Obama steered clear of high profile UN actions, and as such, no natural issue gave rise to what seems like an easy target. The UN is a coffee clatch whose members are primarily spies, liars, schemers, and playboys. It has become a tyranny of the minorities.
The UN’s primary modern purpose is to attack American and Western values from double-parked limousines and glorious NYC office views. The successor in interest to the League of Nations, and later the vehicle for Bush’s new world order, the UN is an old world order from which the United States should exit.
The UN never did anything to stop the Soviet Empire. The UN has only given legitimacy to rogue nations like China. It has allowed despots and fringe crackpots from Iran and a host of other nations to conspire with each other and to lead an agenda against the civilized world. Its blue helmets on the ground often never kept the peace. It cannot exist without our money, our military, or our adult supervision. It’s only useful purpose is our own means to spy on its scoundrels, a job we can accomplish now without its US-based presence.
The very purpose of the UN was to give responsible nations a model for civilized dispute resolution and the incentive to find common cause to attack problems we all face. Acting collectively, it was once thought, gave legitimacy to the body. Yet, to this day President Bush’s war in Iraq, based on the violations of UN resolutions, is considered by many in our country and around the world to have been both an unjust and illegal war. Its resolutions carry no meaning. They lack the force of credibility and the sword of justice.
The recent Obama-inspired vote against Israel will not bring a two-state solution. It will not stop Israel from building lawfully on the land set aside by the League of Nations for the Jewish State. That vote, however, may be the first shot in a war against faux globalism. Nations worshipping the UN like a Pagan god often see it as a mechanism to impose murky, weak, and morally suspect cultural and legal decisions upon a world population whose greatest needs are liberty, clarity, and justice. The UN specializes in none of those.
There is, of course, a counter-argument to leaving the UN. It is a reality that if the US were to leave, some other wanna-be world actor will reconstitute a new UN style entity, on its shores, and for its nefarious purposes. The new World of Nations or something catchy like that might open in Moscow, or Beijing, or in some other country where liberty is gasping for air and freedom is state-rationed.
Contrary to the opinion of some, the US is not the single force for good in the world; it is merely the largest, strongest, and most important force for liberty. That will be the same with or without the UN. We liberated and freed this world without the UN. We liberated the Soviet Empire, without the UN. And, we will ultimately be called to put down a world-wide war on modernity by radical Islam, without the UN.
Those interested in the moral clarity of freedom don’t need an excuse to meet. They don’t need to meet in fear, and they don’t need to meet among enemies or in a place subject to spying. There are lots of great coffee houses in New York, Washington, Philly, LA, Chicago, and from sea to shining sea. Those interested in a world order of liberty are always welcome here, and we are likewise happy to travel.
The old world order that the UN represents is dead. It has no vision. It claims no moral conscience, and it is and has been a breeding ground for the forces allied against liberty. Whether we force it to exit the US, or whether we inspire a revolution through our US exit, the time has never been more right, the cause never more clear, and success of liberty never more essential than now.
It is time for the United States of America to leave the UN.
Author: Richard Kelsey
Richard Kelsey is the Editor-in-Chief of Committed Conservative.
He is an Attorney, a former Assistant Law School Dean, Law Professor, and Virginia state court law clerk. Dean Kelsey was also the CEO of a technology company specializing in combating cyber-fraud. He is a regular commentator on legal and political issues in print, radio and on TV.
Rich graduated from George Mason law school, clerked for the Arlington Circuit Court, and later joined an AM LAW top 10 law firm practicing commercial litigation. He left the firm to be counsel and CEO to a consulting firm, rising to CEO of Turiss, LLC, a technology firm specializing in computer forensics, digital investigations, and fighting cyber-fraud through civil intel services and new technologies. Upon the sale of the company, Kelsey returned to Mason Law, where in the years before his return, he both taught at the school and served as President of the Law Alumni Association. Kelsey was the Assistant Dean for Management and Planning.
At Mason, Dean Kelsey taught legal writing and analysis and an advanced litigation seminar. In 2014 he was elected by the graduating class as the faculty speaker at their graduation. While serving the former George Mason Law, Kelsey conceived of, planned, and brought to fruition Mason’s Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, known as CPIP.
Rich has appeared on radio, TV, and in print hundreds of times as both a legal expert and political and legal commentator. He provided the legal analysis for all stages of the Bob McDonnell trial and appeal for numerous outlets including NPR and WMAL. He writes on occasion for the American Spectator and CNSNews.com. He returned to private practice in September of 2016, and he is working on a book/expose on legal education.
In his free time, Rich is part of the baseball mafia of Northern Virginia, serving on numerous boards and as a little league and travel baseball coach.
Rich has many opinions, and they are his own. His Twitter handle is @richkelsey.