Ken Blackwell

We should not be too surprised. The UN Human Rights Council counts among its members such friends of humanity as Cuba . The leftist authors of The Black Book of Communism inform us that Cuba ’s Castro brothers have killed some 40,000 of their own countrymen. Most recently, Christian dissident Orlando Zapata died following a prison hunger strike. Other members-in-good-standing of this UN body include China (where 60 million died under Chairman Mao), Russia (which has yet to investigate the origins and extent of its Gulag), and Saudi Arabia (where converts to Christianity are beheaded and their corpses crucified, albeit not on crosses since these continue to be banned.)

Gaddafi’s Libya was an elected member of the Human Rights Council. His known murder of 270 people aboard PanAm 103 over Lockerbie , Scotland in 1988 was no bar to his regime being elected to the UN’s Human Rights Council. But this state was suspended from the Council on March 1st of this year. That’s when Gaddafi began murdering Muslims, too

We need a major congressional investigation into U.S. taxpayer funding for the UN.

Currently, Americans pay between 22% and 25% of the world body’s budget. U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice—widely expected to succeed the unhappy Hillary Clinton in a second Obama term—was unable to give a precise figure of U.S. financial support to the UN. She relies on a figure of $3.539 billion, while investigative journalist Claudia Rosett reports in that the real figure is closer to $6,347,415,000.

This is a lot of money to shell out to an organization—the UN—that cheers when a once distinguished jurist like Richard Goldstone condemns Israel . The UN regularly puts the worst human rights abusers in the world on its Human Rights Council. It has ignored tens of millions of deaths around the world. And all the while, it advertises itself as a world body for peace.

In response to Richard Goldstone’s mea culpa, and as a matter of simple justice, let’s cut off all U.S. taxpayer support for the UN until its Human Rights Council condemns in the clearest terms the murders of a little Jewish family, sleeping in their home on their Sabbath. If the UN cannot do that, and Richard Goldstone implores them to do it, then we shall know them by their fruits. We can find better uses for our money than to go on helping to build this latter day Tower of Babel .

Ken Blackwell

Ken Blackwell, a contributing editor at, is a senior fellow at the Family Research Council and the American Civil Rights Union and is on the board of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. He is the co-author of the bestseller The Blueprint: Obama’s Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency, on sale in bookstores everywhere..
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