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Trump gets real about the UN

December 26, 2017 | Star Parker | Syndicated Nationally by Creators

The U.N. operates on very strange logic. That somehow a democracy of unfree countries voting — one vote for each country — produces a result that has something to do with the value of freedom.

Following the U.N. General Assembly vote condemning the United States’ recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and Ambassador Nikki Haley’s bold speech to that body following the vote, Haley has announced that the 2018 budget for the U.N. will be cut by $285 million.

According to the Council on Foreign Relations, the United States contributed $10 billion to the U.N. in 2016, about 25 percent of its total budget.
So $285 million is not a game-changing sum. But this is a significant step to put the U.N. — and the world — on notice that President Donald Trump means what he says. “We will no longer let the generosity of the American people be taken advantage

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Star Parker
Star Parker is an author and president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education.
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