United we stand, together we all fall

The United States considers withdrawing from the United Nations

By Rachel Fetter, Staff Writer

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Since 1945, the United Nations has been acting as the world’s largest Samaritan. From funding less fortunate countries to protecting basic human rights, the United Nations does it all. Consisting of 193 Member States, the international organization is able to take a stand on human rights, climate change, health policies, food policies, and more. In recent years, there has been dense discussion regarding the United States involvement in the organization. People argue it is important for the country to support the United Nations; but there are many who believe the country is hypocritical for standing with and funding this organization.

The United States is a leading power in the world. With the strongest military, a large diverse population and potential for success for the average man, the American Dream is still said to be true. So why are so many people questioning the country’s position in the United Nations? Perhaps it is the lack of concern for climate change, rising obesity rate or the extreme debt and questionable leadership the “amazing” country is experiencing. In some instances, the United Nations is the polar opposite of what the United States stands for. For example, the United Nations organization pushes for a single unified government to succeed at world peace, whereas the United States believes in the separation of powers; which makes the nation’s government incredibly strong.

There are a growing number of decisions the United Nations has made over the past decade that countries and citizens do not support. More recently, people are recognizing the organization is not doing much of anything. The meetings are being recognized as social gatherings for politicians to discuss problems they will never fix. The money, three billion dollars, being provided for reform and global changes by the United States is being treated as a way to re-distribute funds into the world.

The continuance of the United States’ presence in the United Nations is causing intense conflict and forces people to further question the actions of politicians. The country needs to fix itself long before it can help other countries. Funding 22 percent of the United Nation’s budget when those funds could be decreasing the United States debt, or providing housing and food for struggling citizens is outrageous.

There are many problems with the country that need to be solved, without the United Nations influence. Conflicting ideologies makes it increasingly difficult for the United States to implement new laws and take action to protect citizens from outside forces. At the end of the day, the United States needs to do what is best for the nation as a whole, not what is best for the United Nation’s organization.