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View Poll Results: Should the United States consider withdrawing from the United Nations?
Yes it is time to consider withdrawing from the UN 27 56.25%
No, we should not consider withdrawing from the UN 17 35.42%
Unsure - I have not studied the consequences of such actions 2 4.17%
Undecided 0 0%
It is time to complete the formation of the One World Government with the UN taking the lead 2 4.17%
Voters: 48. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-19-2007, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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First, let's revoke the American citizenship of any multi-national corporation--especially the ones who profit in volitile areas of the world. Then, let's reduce the number of American military bases to the same number of bases that other countries have here.
Ah -- people have "citizenship" - not corporations.

You cannot revoke citizenship of a corporation
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Old 12-19-2007, 12:09 PM
 
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Absolutely. The UN is nothing more than a global debating society for pompous blowhard bureaucrats, where tinpot dictators are given equal footing with the leaders of free nations, and We (the People of the United States) essentially foot the bill!

Worse yet, this worldwide collection of socialists is a clear and immediate threat to our national sovereignty. What did President Washington tell us about "foreign entanglements"?!

Get us out...now!

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Old 12-19-2007, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Ah -- people have "citizenship" - not corporations.

You cannot revoke citizenship of a corporation
I sure with that were true, but there are plenty of cases in courts where corporations have sought to be considered "persons".
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Old 12-19-2007, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Cold Frozen North
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Absolutely. The UN is nothing more than a global debating society for pompous blowhard bureaucrats, where tinpot dictators are given equal footing with the leaders of free nations, and We (the People of the United States) essentially foot the bill!

Worse yet, this worldwide collection of socialists is a clear and immediate threat to our national sovereignty. What did President Washington tell us about "foreign entanglements"?!

Get us out...now!
LancasterNative, excellent words. I whole-heartedly agree. The UN is a threat to the sovereignty of the United States. It's amazing to me how our great leaders from centuries past have more common sense than what passes for leadership today.
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Old 12-19-2007, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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I sure with that were true, but there are plenty of cases in courts where corporations have sought to be considered "persons".
"Persons" - Yes

"Citizens" - No

Corps are known as "legal persons" versus "natural persons"
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Old 12-19-2007, 02:51 PM
 
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Works for me

The very few "positives" you raise do not come to the level of needing a bloated, corrupt organization like the UN -

The W.H.O. can stand on its own.

The Swiss can train security forces

The Governments in Africa can enlarge their security forces to maintain peace

And Haiti? What a joke - they are imploding -

Get the US out of the UN - get the UN out of the United States
Thanks for saving me the trouble of expressing that.
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Old 12-19-2007, 02:58 PM
 
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[quote=backfist;2292875]First, let's revoke the American citizenship of any multi-national corporation--especially the ones who profit in volitile areas of the world.


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Then, let's reduce the number of American military bases to the same number of bases that other countries have here.
Why don't we let the the various countries decide if they want a base there. Other than Iraq, we haven't forced anyone to maintain a US base. Heck, we even pulled out of France when they told us to. All we left was our dead.

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Once we have no business, political or military reason to be involved with other countries, then we can talk about withdrawing from the UN.
What's wrong with business? How do you think people get employed, through govt. jobs?
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Old 12-22-2007, 11:16 AM
 
Location: NY
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I voted yes and I work there!! I can tell you first hand, it's an amazingly corrupt organization. Favoritism, bribery,corrupion are wide spread. Anti-American attitude abounds and this was true even with Clinton in office so it's not just Bush hating.
We're hoping the new Secretary General will curb some of it at least but I somehow doubt it.
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Old 02-26-2009, 02:52 PM
 
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Consider historical facts. Do correct me: Why was Koffi Anand refused entry into Sri Lanka a few years ago, where he wanted to gather information. Why are they not even heard or read about. Their main activities are nil except for some agencies within UNITED NATIONS. So, do we need UN or form ON: "Other NaTIONS".
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:01 AM
 
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Yes! We need to withdraw from that corrupt useless organization.
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