No to the UN Global Tax
The United Nations, as constructed after
World War II, has been a failure for the most part. It is
nothing more than a bloated government bureaucracy that
incorporates the fail-ed vision of global socialism.
Currently, leaders of the United Nations are attempting
to institute a global tax to force the citizens of
the world to pay for this global menace.
The United States pays nearly 50 percent of the costs
associated with the United Nations budget, but this is
not good enough for the global cop agency
that wants more revenue to pay for an international army
and global [gun-grabbing] law-enforcement agencies.
This is precisely what the one-world socialists
envisioned when they created the United Nations in
1945. Lets not forget Alger Hiss, the Soviet
communist spy who played the most instrumental role in
the agencys founding.
Although there have been a number of proposals floating
for decades to impose a global tax, the plan that has
gained the most recent support in the U.N. has been a
plan to im-pose a new tax on gasoline of up to 1%.
This demonstrates just how out of touch these global fat
cats are with reality. We are paying enough at the
pumps. Besides the obvious problems associated with
collecting this tax, this plan would undermine our
national sovereignty and create another layer of
bureaucracy that we do not need.
To paraphrase our first president, George Washington,
government is at best a necessary evil. As such,
govern-ment at all levels should be limited to doing only
those es-sential functions that people cannot do
themselves or the private sector cannot do better.
The last thing we need is another layer of [global]
government at the United Nations.
The United Nations has been largely ineffective at
pre-venting or stopping conflicts over the last 60
years. This includes, but is not limited to, the
Korean conflict, Vietnam conflict, Cuban missile crisis,
Lebanese civil war, Soviet-Afghan war, Iran-Iraq War,
Darfur massacre, etc., etc. This is not because the
U.N. is not strong enough, as some liberals would
suggest, but because government by its nature is
ineffective and wasteful. The same holds true for
the United Nations. It is one thing to encourage
repre-sentatives from independent countries to engage in
dialogue to solve problems creatively. This is
certainly a noble goal that should be supported. However,
empowering the United Nations to become another layer of
government bureaucracy supported by taxes on citizens
should be strongly opposed.
Government programs and expansion are the worst cure for
almost any disease. This principle applies clearly
when considering actions that would strengthen the U.N.
as a global government. The United Nations needs to
be scaled back and reformed from the top down. If
anything, the Uni-ted States Congress should carefully
consider reducing its contributions to the United
Nations. Any effort to impose a global tax on
citizens of the world should meet fierce
opposition by Americas leaders in Washington, D.C.
D.J. Deeb is an adjunct Professor of History and
Government at Bunker Hill Community College and Northern
Essex Community College. He teaches Social Studies
full-time at Reading Memorial High School. He is an
elected member of the Dracut School Committee and Greater
Lowell regional Vocational-Technical School Committee.
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