Monday, 27 June 2016

After Brexit, U.S. Should Dump UN, Says Sarah Palin

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After the historic British “Brexit” vote to leave the European Union super-state, it is time for the United States to take a lesson from the Brits and exit the United Nations, conservative commentator Sarah Palin (shown) said in an online statement. The comments by the popular former governor of Alaska, which blasted “special interest globalists” and the plot for one-world government, come amid a growing American movement to withdraw from the scandal-plagued UN and other internationalist outfits that threaten U.S. liberties and independence. Indeed, legislation already sitting in Congress would end U.S. membership in the dictator-dominated global body and all its sovereignty-threatening treaties, stop U.S. taxpayer funding of the organization, and evict the UN's headquarters from American soil. However, some left-wingers have criticized the plan.

Palin's statement, made on Friday in the wake of the historic Brexit vote, which she described as Britain's Declaration of Independence, was hugely popular. Just over the weekend, Palin's comments received tens of thousands of likes, shares, and comments. A brief sampling of the close to 1,000 comments revealed massive support for the ideas, not just from Americans but from anti-establishment and anti-globalist forces around the world. Unsurprisingly, the establishment media, which has long carried water for the UN and the EU, has largely ignored Palin's remarks. But as the Brexit vote itself showed clearly, people around the world are rapidly losing any remaining confidence they may have had in the mischaracterized “mainstream” media, which is increasingly viewed by people worldwide and across the political spectrum as a propaganda organ for the corrupt establishment and its interests.    

Palin's comments were blunt and to the point. “When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another.... The UK knew — it was that time. And now is that time in the USA,” Palin said in her remarks. “The Brexit referendum is akin to our own Declaration of Independence. May that refreshed spirit of sovereignty spread over the pond to America's shores! Congratulations, smart Brits. Good on you for ignoring all the fear mongering from special interest globalists who tend to aim for that apocalyptic One World Government that dissolves a nation's self-determination and sovereignty ... the EU being a One World Government mini-me.”

Indeed, globalist forces waged an unprecedented campaign of fear-mongering and propaganda against the British independence movement. From claiming it could spark another war, to threatening people's jobs and pensions, the top echelons of the establishment shrieked hysterically for months about the doom and gloom that would allegedly follow a Brexit. But the British did it anyway. Now, according to Palin, it is time for Americans to do the same. “America can learn an encouraging lesson from this,” continued the former governor, who also served as the Republican Party's 2008 vice-presidential nominee. “It is time to dissolve political bands that connect us to agendas not in our best interest. May UN shackles be next on the chopping block.” It would set the globalist agenda back significantly.  

Of course, for decades, there has been a growing movement in the United States to withdraw from the UN. Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) joined the chorus last year, saying he would be "happy" to dissolve the outfit. And last summer, citing wasted tax dollars and attacks on the constitutionally guaranteed liberties of the American people, Representative Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) introduced a bill that would restore U.S. sovereignty and end U.S. membership in the UN. “The U.N. continues to prove it’s an inefficient bureaucracy and a complete waste of American tax dollars,” the congressman said, echoing widespread concerns about the international outfit expressed across America and worldwide. “Why should the American taxpayer bankroll an international organization that works against America’s interests around the world? The time is now to restore and protect American sovereignty and get out of the United Nations.”

The legislation, known as the American Sovereignty Restoration Act, or H.R. 1205, is being cosponsored mostly by true conservatives and constitutionalists, for now at least. It has been introduced repeatedly in Congress by, among others, former congressmen Ron Paul and Paul Broun. Each time it has come to a vote, the bill has garnered more and more support. Indeed, in Alabama, where the lead sponsor comes from, the state legislature voted unanimously for a bipartisan law banning one of the UN's most controversial schemes, known as “Agenda 21.” And as the UN increasingly and openly attacks the U.S. Constitution and the God-given liberties it protects, that bipartisan national outrage is certain to continue spreading.

However, without concerted pressure, establishment-controlled politicians are likely to keep trying to suppress the bill and the growing movement behind it. Right now, the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.), who chairs the committee, have refused to comment on why the bill is bottled up. When contacted, a committee staffer said nothing was happening with the bill, and that it had not been scheduled even for hearings. Why the American people and their representatives should be denied an opportunity to re-consider UN membership was not made clear. Supporters of the pro-sovereignty legislation are urging Americans to contact their own representatives and senators to urge them to cosponsor the bill and move it forward. An e-mail can be sent from here. The House Foreign Affairs Committee, which appears to be deliberately blocking consideration of the bill as its leadership promotes bringing Internet to poor countries, should also be pressured.  

The time for Americans to end U.S. membership in the UN has never been better — or more urgent. As The New American magazine and other non-establishment media outlets have documented extensively, the renewed effort to de-fund and exit the UN comes amid growing scrutiny of the global organization, often ridiculed as a “dictators club,” and myriad mega-scandals swirling around it. Among other scandals to rock the UN in recent years is the horrific and systematic sexual abuse of children by international “peacekeeping” troops around the world. Almost incredibly, the UN and its leadership have responded to the horrors primarily by persecuting the whistleblowers who expose the crimes, and demanding more power.

At the same time, the UN has increasingly been openly attacking the United States and the liberties of the American people. Among the recent scandals highlighted in the pages of this magazine: After the Orlando terror attack, the UN demanded “robust gun control” in America, in defiance of the Second Amendment and common sense. The UN was also recently exposed — yet again — indoctrinating young children in UN schools to kill Jews. Separately, UN chief Ban Ki-moon, who now refers to the UN as the “Parliament of Humanity,” was recently exposed promoting "Lord Buddha" as the solution to the world's problems. The UN has also been demanding that the United States change its Constitution and ratify dangerous UN treaties that would undermine U.S. sovereignty. It has also been trying to redefine rights. And finally, the UN continues implementing Agenda 2030 and numerous other radical schemes without the constitutionally required ratification by U.S. Senate. The “frontrunner” to lead the UN is an actual communist who served a mass-murdering communist regime and never renounced her evil ways. And that just scratches the surface.

One national group, The John Birch Society, a constitutionalist education organization with chapters in all 50 states (and the parent organization of this magazine), has been promoting an end to U.S. membership in the UN for generations with its “Get US Out of the UN” campaign. “The recent revelations concerning sex crimes and corruption among the armies of the UN and its leadership cry out that the organization is an example of the accumulation of power that ultimately becomes corrupt — power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely,” CEO Art Thompson told The New American in a statement. “There are no checks and balances in or on the UN, and it is the antithesis of the American system. It is inevitable that the UN would collapse of its own weight — provided we could forestall its total rule over us before that happened. To say nothing of the communist role in the equation.”

With the UN increasingly out of control, and with the British showing how sovereignty can be restored despite the lies and hysteria of the establishment, the time is now for Americans to reclaim their independence. U.S. taxpayers (and creditors) are pouring billions of dollars into the UN each year. In exchange, the world gets predatory UN armies and police forces that sexually exploit children and perpetrate unspeakable crimes with absolute impunity. And America gets lectured by top UN bureaucrats about the alleged “obligation” to shred the Constitution and the liberties it protects. With enough education and organized action, though, it is not too late to restore U.S. sovereignty and evict the UN.  

Photo of Sarah Palin: Gage Skidmore

Alex Newman is a correspondent for The New American, covering economics, education, politics, and more. Follow him on Twitter @ALEXNEWMAN_JOU. He can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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