Rogers: The U.N. attacks our rights as U.S. citizens and is a complete waste of tax dollars
Across East Alabama, many of you may agree with me that the United States’ participation with the United Nations (U.N.) should end immediately.
The U.N. continues to prove it’s an inefficient bureaucracy and a complete waste of American tax dollars.
Although the United States makes up almost a quarter of the U.N.’s annual budget, the U.N. has attempted a number of actions that attack our rights as U.S. citizens.
To name a few, these initiatives include actions like the Law of the Sea Treaty, which would subject our country to internationally-based environmental mandates, costing American businesses more money, or the U.N.’s work to re-establish an international regulation regime on global warming which would heavily target our fossil fuels.
The U.N. has also offered a potential Arms Trade Treaty which would threaten our Second Amendment rights and impose regulations on our gun manufacturers, who are already facing regulations and pressure from the Obama Administration.
Lastly, the U.N. does not support Israel and voted to grant the Palestinian Authority “non-member state” permanent observer status.
Anyone who is not a friend to our ally Israel, is not a friend to the United States.
Because of these actions among others, I introduced H.R. 1205, the American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2015.
My legislation would end our country’s participation in the U.N. and any organizations affiliated with them.
Why should the American taxpayer bankroll an international organization that works against America’s interests around the world? The time is now to restore and protect American sovereignty and get out of the United Nations.
Congressman Mike Rogers represents Alabama’s 3rd district.