Thursday, May 8, 2014
U.S. Withdrawal from the United Nations
The following was written in April 2014, as part of a response to the Campaign for Liberty's 2012 survey questionnaire for candidates running for federal office.
8. Do you support U.S. withdrawal from the United Nations?
No; although I support demilitarization of the United Nations, and will support legislation that forbids U.S. troops from serving under United Nations command, I am not at this time willing to support total withdrawal from the United Nations.
However, I will not support the adoption of any international standards in manners which subverts the the national sovereignty of the United States of America. Additionally, I will support legislation to scale back and eliminate U.S. military coordination with – and service under – the United Nations.
I do not believe that there is any urgent or pressing need to remove the U.N. headquarters from the United States, nor to end our involvement in the U.N. for domestic or diplomatic non-military purposes.
I do not support recalling our ambassadors from the U.N.. America should utilize its presence at the United Nations Organization in order to urge Pakistan, India, and the State of Israel to join the U.N.'s nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and to allow inspections by officials of the International Atomic Energy Agency. I will support efforts to allow states to apply for U.N. membership in order to achieve this if the federal government will not do so.
The United States can and should continue to co-exist with the United Nations, provided that it remains an optional framework for international law and multilateral diplomacy, and under the condition that the United Nations become demilitarized. The United Nations is but one of the frameworks for international law, and U.N. membership should not be compulsory upon any nation.
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