The United Nations typifies all that is wrong with big government. The way it is structured and funded guarantees that money will be wasted as officials are not held accountable for their actions or for results. In fact, its goals are so nebulous, that it would be difficult to determine what success would even look like. The whole monstrosity is simply an enormous debate club that succeeds first and foremost in wasting money.
Perhaps that’s a bit too harsh. Maybe we can find some things that this behemoth does well. It has a decades-long history of attacking the United States, which carries 22% of the organization’s financial load. It also can be depended on to attack Israel, and were it not for US vetoes, it would have probably tried to legislate Israel into non-existence. It also puts such bastions of freedom and human rights such as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Cuba on committees to monitor other nations’ human rights records.
In other words, the thing is useless. We’ve already enjoyed Charles Krauthammer’s suggestion that Donald Trump turn the UN building into condos. At least the place would then be serving some socially and economically useful purpose. But, a perhaps more practical idea was just presented by former Governor Mike Huckabee.
During an interview on Fox News, when asked about the UN, here’s what Mr. Huckabee had to say: “We should eliminate it, and I will tell you something, we ought to take that money that’s going to the U.N. and make it available to veterans who have served under the U.S. flag and make sure they’ll get the benefits they need. We are getting zero benefits. We are getting embarrassed by the actions of the U.N. That’s money that ought to be spent on American servicemen and service women and I hope Donald Trump makes it one of the first acts of his presidency.”
Mr. Huckabee is correct. This abomination has been around enough decades to prove its uselessness. If we have veterans whose benefits are in jeopardy, we have no business throwing money away in financing an organization that uses at least a portion of those funds, to harass and attempt to humiliate us. It’s far past time to tell the UN to pack up and take their irrelevant gang somewhere else.