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Republicans pass bill to end UN membership

A Republican-proposed House Resolution has quietly passed under the radar – proposing that the United States withdraw its membership from the United Nations.

Published: January 25, 2017, 10:05 am

    The bill, proposed by Rep. Mike Rogers, a Republican from Alabama, entitled the American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2017, seeks a complete US withdrawal from the UN, that the international body remove its headquarters from New York and that all participation be ceased with the World Health Organization as well.

    Rogers and other prominent Republicans have repeatedly voiced the idea that US taxpayer money should not fund anti-US interests.

    The bill, quietly introduced on January 3 and passed on to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, would repeal the United Nations Participation Act of 1945, signed in the aftermath of WWII.

    “The President shall terminate all membership by the United States in the United Nations in any organ, specialized agency, commission, or other formally affiliated body of the United Nations…The United States Mission to the United Nations is closed. Any remaining functions of such office shall not be carried out,” according to the text of HR 193.

    The bill would block the deployment of US military by the UN, and bring about the loss of “diplomatic immunity for UN officers or employees” on US soil.

    Rogers had tried to pass the same bill in 2015, albeit unsuccessfully.

    “Why should the American taxpayer bankroll an international organization that works against America’s interests around the world?” Rogers asked at the time.

    As another Republican supporter of the bill remarked in January 2015: “I dislike paying for something that two-bit Third World countries with no freedom attack us and complain about the United States… There’s a lot of reasons why I don’t like the UN, and I think I’d be happy to dissolve it,” added a Kentucky senator.

    “The UN continues to prove it’s an inefficient bureaucracy and a complete waste of American tax dollars.” Rogers went on to name treaties and actions he believes “attack our rights as US citizens.” These included gun provisions, the imposition of international regulations on American fossil fuels – but more importantly, the UN attack on Israel, by voting to grant Palestine the non-member state ‘permanent observer’ status. “Anyone who is not a friend to our ally Israel is not a friend to the United States,” Rogers said in June last year.

    According to calculations by the conservative Heritage Foundation, the US provides over 22 percent of all UN funding.

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    • Liekiller

      About time.

    • erik

      Great it’s a useless body of cronies.

    • beabet

      Someone forgot Obama sold our Internet to the un

      • k.b . mcdan

        Obama is expecting to get a high position with the UN. Won’t that be dandy? We know he would sell us out in a skinny.
        Keep in mind he was been taking note for 8 years.

        • Leslie Benjamini

          He is the LAST person I would want to see in any position in there.

    • Johnny Bear

      This bill is still in committee and has less than a 2% chance of making it out of committee.
      Bad enough the lefts CNN publishes fake shit, we don’t need to do it on our side to get the job done!

    • Patricia

      I hope this bill does pass out of committee and pass the full congress. The UN serves no longer serves the purpose it was intended to serve. It was never meant to be a world GOVERNING organization. It was meant to be an organization for world peace. A place where all nations could come together to discuss their differences and promote understand between nations. That no longer happens as they have taken sides in issues of national sovereignty that are NONE of their business. I would like nothing better than to see us out of the UN and the UN out of the US.

      • k.b . mcdan

        I agree

      • Damon

        Bingo

    • Jack Fecalman

      Let’s hope this bill gets passed this time. The US pumps 8 billion a year into the UN and for what? We need to take care of ourselves and Keep US strong and able to be of help to those countries who have proven to be our friends.

      • hermione

        You could also fuck off from the rest of the world then. Why do we have to have your military bases everywhere? Go back home and stay there, you horrible people.

        • Jack Fecalman

          Hermione, does this mean you don’t agree with me?

        • arcing

          Your English is obviously a second language, we don’t care what you think. keep your bombs and your suicide bombers to yourself raggie.

        • Barbara Welch

          we sure wish we could do that but when you start squabbling and then start wars eventually you stick up with saving your worthless butts like WWI and WWII

          • k.b . mcdan

            Our worthless butts. Go away!

      • Jason Speedy Grizzle

        8 billion is nothing compared to the worthless jet we spent over one trillion dollars trying to develop. I think we can afford to throw a bit of money at an organization that seeks to help countries out, which we ALSO do already, to the tune of 30-40 billion for both economics and military aid. Oh, and that 30-40 billion is less than 1% of the total US budget, so really, 8 billion is a pretty small sum.

        • Linda Prince Johnson

          We need to stop all of that aid too….especially to countries that hate us.

        • Jack Fecalman

          I’d prefer to save whatever, and wherever, we can. The needs of American citizens should always come first.

    • Jenny

      ““Anyone who is not a friend to our ally Israel is not a friend to the United States,” Rogers said in June last year.”

      This is where I disagree with Rogers. Israel is not a friend of the United States, case in point; the USS Liberty among other things. But, I suppose they have to agree with the president if they have any hopes of getting this bill signed into law.

    • Walter Hewitt
    • Dennis Glendenning

      Want to know why the country is confused by the conflict between the way that information does not match reality in the world or social media? ……………………………..This is why…………………………………………………. ABC News executive producer Ian Cameron is married to Susan Rice, National Security Adviser.
      CBS President David Rhodes is the brother of Ben Rhodes, Obama’s Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications.
      ABC News correspondent Claire Shipman is married to former Whitehouse Press Secretary Jay Carney
      ABC News and Univision reporter Matthew Jaffe is married to Katie Hogan, Obama’s Deputy Press Secretary
      ABC President Ben Sherwood is the brother of Obama’s Special Adviser Elizabeth Sherwood
      CNN President Virginia Moseley is married to former Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Secretary Tom Nides.
      NBC News Anchor, Andrea Mitchell is married to Alan Greenspan, Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the United States from 1987 to 2006.
      CNN’s (formerly of NBC) David Gregory is married to Beth Wilkinson, the attorney who represented several of Hillary Clinton’s staff members during the email investigation
      Associated but not related:
      ABC News Anchor George Stephanopoulos, Clinton’s White House Communications Director and press secretary
      PBS Chief of Staff Julie Anbender, Clinton’s Deputy Director of OPA and DOJ
      Comcast-ABC Senior VP, Government Affairs Meredith Baker, Bush’s and Obama’s Commissioner, FCC
      CNN News correspondent, PBS Host Yul Kwon, Obama’s Deputy Chief CGAB, FCC
      CNN Department Assignment Manager, Joe Lockhart, Clinton’s Press Secretary
      CBS VP, Corporate Communications, Lisa Caputo, Clinton’s Press Secretary, First Lady’s Office
      NBC Political Director, Chuck Todd worked on Senator Tom Harkin’s (D) campaign
      FOX News Contributor, Marie Harf, senior adviser for strategic communications to Secretary of State John Kerry
      Feel free to copy and paste

      • Leslie Benjamini

        Talk about incest or nepotism or if you could come up better word to describe this nest of infestation of an echo chamber.

    • WALK

      good thing to get rid of the United NATIVES . You guys should had done long time ago. May your country go from strenght to strenght. Welldone Sen Rogers.

    • chrismoyler

      LOVE THIS !!

    • Will Andrew

      I live in the U.S. of America and I am under no obligation to observe ANY laws, rules and regulations of any foreign nation. I have a right under the constitution of this country to free speech and you and your page can kiss my ass if you don’t like it. Take me off your bull**** page immediately !!

    • Will Andrew

      Concerning you stupid little yellow box

    • Daniel Christen

      This is a fantastic proposal. America will be great again!

    • Close the UN’s New York headquarters, too.

    • Leslie Benjamini

      There goes Nikki Haley’s job!

    • Max de Mestre-Allen

      There is a growing swell in Australia to dump the UN. For myself, I can see no use for it whatsoever. We are a sovereign country and wish to remain that way.
      In its initial years the UN was needed to sort out the mess after WWII and help get the world on an even keel. Recently it has been taken over for the personal aggrandisement of various would be dictators and their ilk.

    • Børge Albertsen

      about time

    • Stacy Krumaker

      Now the US needs to tell the UN to stop spraying us like we’re bugs.

    • Thøgersen M Liz

      yess thats the right thing to do.

    • Kiera

      Considering the US has a good 30+% of the UN’s power, we SHOULD provide 22% of the funding. Sure, go ahead, pull out. You are all just begging for WW3…the war that no one will survive. So many of you here are chicken-hawks. You talk big, but it’s all in your heads. Try taking classes on international relations. Try taking some cultural appreciation classes. Learn something other than self-interest and greed for once in your miserable lives. People will die for this…Americans included. All because too many people are fearful and selfish. It’s disgusting.

    • TotallyFedUp14

      About time. If every one votes along party lines it will pass the senate as there only needs to be a majority vote. By exiting the UN several key features will be apparent – Each year the United States gives approximately $8 billion in mandatory payments and voluntary contributions to the United Nations and its affiliated organizations so we would gain that. Another key feature would be the UN would have no say on what we do or how we do it. The UN has become a Hostile entity to the sovereignty of the US and that needs to stop. I say let them keep the UN Building – leased and paid for each year or the landlord – US throws them out on their ear, We provide almost a quarter ( 24% ) of Monies, Goods and Equipment for the UN yet they are hostile to us. Ok we take our ball and go home. The UN has stopped being the unifying force that it was up until the late 1970’s and early 1980’s now it is ineffectual as the Progressives/Liberals have gained control. This bill should pass rather quickly.

    • guber

      Misleading title. The bill was not passed but sent to committee. A bill that is sent to committee is far from passing. There is such a thing as “death by committee” for a bill.

    • MOS19D20

      This bill needs to become law now

    • Terry Murphy

      This is a false headline. Rep Rogers DID introduce a duplicate of his last bill (H.R.1205 – last Congress), on Jan 3 this year to this Congress. It was NOT passed, but was summarily sent to committee (House Foreign Relations) just like the last one. Speaker Ryan, a devout globalist, would have to bring it out of committee hell, to the House floor for debate and vote. It only has 7 sponsors at this point. It would take a major grassroots effort to get enough Reps to force Ryan to bring it out of committee. Trump would probably pass this bill, as he has no love for the UN. The Dems & globalist RINOs would fight this all the way. The Senate senior RINOs (McCain & Graham) pre-empted this House bill by introducing a “De-Fund” bill in the Senate, attempting to make a show of doing something about the disgraceful UN behavior towards Israel. It’s all a show…all bark, no bite…temporary measure at best. If there is ever going to be a time to get this done, this administration is it.

    • Niels Larsen

      Let the bill pass. The UN is purely anti-Western World interests.

    • Linda JJ

      The New American magazine has the best articles on the UN and the effort to Get the US OUT!

    • P. Long

      Best news since Trump’s win and his stance on the wall!

    • Steve Golf

      Whoever is killing all the Russian ambassadors would probably like to remove the UN forum for Russian opinion.

    • Saundra Buchanan

      Now this makes me happy! I could be “happier” if we kick them out of the United States.

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