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Tilting at the UN Windmill

Delta Wrote: Jul 13, 2012 3:12 PM
Wendy60 (below) has made a great point - listed as #1. I've said for years that the u.n. is a bunch of parasitic simpletons who do not deserve either United States taxpayers' funds nor a free home in the great city of New York, where they pay no taxes, ignore traffic violations as well as other criminal acts perpetrated by their please of "diplomatic immunity." Let's get our representatives to first pass a bill to de-fund the monster, then get rid of it entirely by resigning our membership and throwing them out of our country. All their land holdings could better serve lower income people who need homes and schools.
Reginald10 Wrote: Jul 14, 2012 8:08 PM
No, we mustn't leave. Without our veto, there's no end to the Devilment that they could (and would) get into.

Like "abolishing" Israel, for example. They "started" it in the late 1940's - don't you think they'd take the opportunity to get rid of it? Or "regulating" international trade - by imposing a tax on all international trading, with "rebates" to impoverished 3rd-world countries. Or declaring that the oceans are the "common property" of mankind, and so if we want oil, etc. from off-shore we have to get permission from and pay royalties to the UN (as representatives of "the World").

Only our veto prevents these things from happening. We must retain that veto, so we must remain in the UN.
PecosPete.38 Wrote: Jul 13, 2012 5:39 PM
That most expensive real estate in the U.S. that they sit on can be developed into apt. buildings &
office buildings creating huge revenues for the City of New York. It's on the East River and would
be very high dollar. Not for gov't housing. NYC always needs more cash flow, & this would be a
great source.

Those of us who believe the United States would be best served by pulling out of the United Nations and starting up a more morally and politically serious clubhouse for morally and politically serious nations are often accused of tilting at windmills.

The phrase "tilting at windmills" was inspired by Cervantes' novel "Don Quixote," and it means to fight something that doesn't really deserve to be fought. Quixote mistook the windmills of the Spanish countryside for ravenous giants and set out to vanquish them. ("Tilting" is a jousting expression, in case you didn't know).

Well, let's review some...