Why The US Should Cut Funding To The United Nations

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The UN or United Nations is based in our country. We gratuitously host diplomats from all over the world. Unfortunately, most of these diplomats have a negative and even downright spiteful attitude of our great country, the United States. UN diplomats also have over $16 million in unpaid parking fines and tickets. Clearly, they do not care about US Law and publicly flout against it.

To further add insult to injury against the United States, the UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to condemn the United States decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state of Israel and move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Why is the UN so concerned about a private matter of the United States? We have the right to have our embassies in places that best suits our needs.

The move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is the right thing to do. It also represents the will of the American people. All recent former presidents have promised to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the US embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. Both Democrats and Republicans in the Congress overwhelmingly supported this decision that was passed all the way back in 1995.

President Trump is fulfilling laws that have been in place for many years, but that have been delayed for decades now. He is also keeping his promise of recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. This is unlike his predecessors such as Barack Obama and George Bush, who did not move the US embassy and recognize Jerusalem as the capital.

Donald Trump is right when he says that he is planning on cutting aid to the nations that have voted to condemn the United States in its move to recognize Jerusalem and move its embassy there. We pay a disproportion amount to fund the UN. The US also dishes out billions of dollars to countries that seem to vote against our interests and that condemn the actions we take.

A much better use of money that is used to fund the UN and hostile countries is on infrastructure right here at home. There are bridges to rebuild, roads to construct and airports to enhance. Unlike at the UN, this is an investment that will benefit us. If President Trump does indeed cut funding to the UN and foreign aid to nations that voted against us at the General Assembly, then we should cheer that decision. It will save us money and free up our budget to spend on infrastructure and national defense instead.

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