Republican Congressman Mike Rogers of Alabama has just introduced a bill to pull the United States out of the corrupt, Islam-pandering United Nations…and then kick the United Nations out of New York City. This certainly isn’t the first time it’s been proposed, but perhaps now, with a serious anti-globalist as president of the U.S., it will get the attention and action it deserves.
The New American As outrage over the United Nationscontinues to grow, legislation to restore American sovereignty by withdrawing from the scandal-plagued UN was introduced in Congress this month. In addition to getting the U.S. government out of the UN and evicting the global outfit’s headquarters from U.S. soil, the bill would end American involvement in the full panoply of UN agreements and agencies. It would also prohibit putting of U.S. troops under UN command.
The legislation has been introduced in Congress for decades. However, the current president’s publicly expressed hostility to globalism and his oft-stated support for U.S. sovereignty make the issue especially salient right now. In Congress and in the administration, as well as among everyday Americans, anti-UN sentiment is surging. Even some Democrats are fed up with the UN’s criticism of Israel. Advocates of the measure are urging Americans to contact their representatives, senators, and the White House in support.
The American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2019 (H.R. 204) was introduced by Congressman Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) right as the new Congress was getting started. “One of my first priorities in this new Congress was to make sure this bill was reintroduced,” said Rogers, who serves as the ranking member of the House Committee on Homeland Security. “The United Nations is a disaster and our country bankrolls over 20 percent of its annual budget.”
As in years past, Rogers outlined a range of concerns about the international organization. “The UN continues to attack our greatest ally Israel, and they continue to attack American ideals like the Second Amendment,” he explained, echoing frequent criticisms of the international organization widely referred to as the “dictators club” by critics. “President Trump has done his part to rein in the UN’s continual attacks on American sovereignty, but it’s time we did more.”
Indeed, Trump has already announced that the United States would withdraw from or defund a vast collection of UN agencies and programs. Among the most high-profile so far: the disgraced UN “Human Rights” Council, the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the UN Migration Compact, the UN Paris Agreement on “climate,” the UN Relief and Works Agency, and more. He has also repeatedly told the UN that America rejects the “ideology of globalism” and that Americans — not the UN or other foreign bodies — would be in charge of governing America.
Representative Rogers, one of the leading advocates of getting the United States out of the UN in Congress today, has said that many of his constituents in East Alabama agree with his position that American involvement in the globalist organization should end immediately. Calling the UN an “inefficient bureaucracy” and a “complete waste of American tax dollars,” the congressman noted that it “works against America’s interests around the world” and continues to “attack our rights as U.S. citizens.”
Another regular co-sponsor of the bill, Representative Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), told The New American that there are many reasons why the U.S. government should get out. “The best thing that you can say about the United Nations is it’s mostly ineffective and a waste of money,” said Congressman Massie, who campaigned for an “Amexit” from the UN after the British people voted for a “Brexit” from the European Union. “That’s the best thing you can say about it. So I’m glad that they are somewhat ineffective, but I don’t like that we waste the money.” (See video below)
But there are many other concerns and reasons why he thinks America should get out. “It’s full of dictators, and it’s also something that I don’t think our sovereign government should defer to,” he explained. “For instance, a lot of these foreign relations bills that come in front of us in Congress and the whereas clauses — they might say ‘whereas the UN has said this,’ or ‘the UN decided this, now therefore be it resolved’ — well that’s almost an automatic no for me, because why would I defer to the United Nations if we’re a sovereign country?”
Massie, whose voting record is among the most constitutional in Congress, noted that U.S. taxpayers supply much of the funding for the UN and its activities overseas, while other governments do not “pay their fair share.” “But a fair share would be zero, and we should get out,” he added. Indeed, after starting his public Amexit and UNexit campaigns in 2016, the liberty-minded lawmaker said the theme caught on and renewed interest in the bill that has been floating around D.C. for decades.
Asked how members of Congress feel about Trump withdrawing from various UN agencies, the congressman noted that the Deep State did not like it. “They would like to see us fully involved in the United Nations and intervening in every country possible,” he said, pointing out that there were a variety of international organizations that dictate policy even to America’s elected representatives and that many members of Congress dutifully comply with the foreign commands.