Monday, September 27, 2010

United Nations - One World Order

I'm not into conspiracy theories, black helicopters and the like, but I do have a visceral dislike of centralized power. One the reasons I so like the intent behind the US Constitution is that our representatives are selected by geographical areas and that the government is more local: where the states are responsible for all local issues and the federal government is concerned primarily with foreign affairs and inter-state issues.

Needless to say we have gotten very far afield from this ideal, so when I once again read that UN officials desire further extra-national power I was again appalled that such an organization exists. Personnally I would reduce the UN to one task, and one task only: a place to mediate inter-state conflicts; civil wars and genocide. Nothin' more.

Joseph Deiss, a Swiss politician speaking at the UN, stated that it was time for the United Nations to "comprehensively fulfill its global governance role." Apparantly this is not considered news the MSM. Thankfully this appalling statement was countered by the Czech President Vaclav Klaus who said: [quoting from a Reuter's article]

The solution to dealing with the global economic crisis, Klaus told the U.N. General Assembly, did not lie in "creating new governmental and supranational agencies, or in aiming at global governance of the world economy."

"On the contrary, this is the time for international organizations, including the United Nations, to reduce their expenditures, make their administrations thinner, and leave the solutions to the governments of member states," he said.

Klaus said that was a "mistaken assumption" and it was impossible to prevent future crises through regulatory interventions and similar actions by governments.

That will only "destroy the markets and together with them the chances for economic growth and prosperity in both developed and developing countries," he said.

Bravo Mr. Klaus, especially the statement that it was impossible to prevent crises by regulatory interventions. I can't wait for the US Congress to drastically reduce US funding of the United Nations and for a President who starts to limit US involvement.


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