The U.K. has been dominating headlines with the queen’s jubilee, Prince Philip’s recent death, and the partygate scandal involving Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Naturally, some U.S. politicians are learning lessons from political turmoil across the pond.
Specifically, Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., wants to follow Brexit — Britain’s exit from the European Union — with America’s own “Amexit.”
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Last month, he reintroduced legislation to pull the U.S. out of the United Nations.
The American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2022 (ARSA) would repeal the 1945 United Nations Participation Act, according to the text of the seven-page bill.
More specifically, it would require the president to “terminate all membership by the United States in the United Nations, and in any organ, specialized agency, commission, or other formally affiliated body of the United Nations.”
The phrase “specialized agency” presumably includes the World Health Organization.
The bill would also stop the U.S. from making any more payments to the U.N., and it even tells the organization to find new headquarters, other than its current building in New York.
“The United States withdraws from the agreement between the United States of America and the United Nations regarding the headquarters of the United Nations,” the bill says.
“Upon termination of United States membership, no payments shall be made to the United Nations or to any organ, specialized agency, commission or other formally affiliated body of the United Nations, out of any funds appropriated prior to such termi10 nation or out of any other funds available for such purposes.”
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The bill would also ban the U.S. troops from serving under the command of the U.N. Troops sent to the U.N. become peacekeepers for the organization, whereas troops sent to NATO still report to their home countries.
The legislation would go into effect two years after being signed into law.
Massie introduced the bill in 2015 amid the debate over Brexit. “Time for #amexit? I’m a cosponsor of H.R. 1205 to get the U.S. out of the U.N.,” he wrote on Facebook after the 2016 referendum.
Other representatives have introduced similar bills in the past. Former Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, introduced a bill with the same name in 2007.
This time, Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala., reintroduced the legislation “for himself and Mr. Massie.” The two have been promoting the bill through press releases.
“I’m an original cosponsor of the bill to get USA out of UN,” Massie tweeted Tuesday.
Rogers issued his own press release, focusing less on Brexit and more on China’s position on the U.N. Human Rights Council.
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The United Nations has repeatedly proven itself to be an utterly useless organization. The UN’s founding charter states the UN’s mission ‘to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small.’ However, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has proven herself to be nothing more than a puppet for the Chinese Communist Party – aiding the CCP in playing down the very real and horrifying genocide being carried out against Uyghur’s. It’s unconscionable that China continues to sit on the UN Human Rights Council even as it carries out this disturbing genocide on top of its numerous and daily violations of basic human rights. It’s clear the UN has abandoned the ideals set in its founding charter and that’s why, among many other reasons, I’ve reintroduced legislation to withdraw the United States from the UN.
The Horn editorial team