The Pros And Cons Of The United Nations

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The United Nations is an organized group of all recognized nations in the world. Diplomatic relations concur; nations stay peaceful. Some people wonder, “If diplomatic relations commonly occur, why don’t they lead to world peace?” Unfortunately, things are not so easy. Even though the United Nations can often help in situations, it doesn’t serve its general purpose for the most part. While some believe that the United Nations is a wonderful gathering of all the recognized nations in the world, it is imperative to realize that the United Nations has many flaws that affects all nations, especially the United States. The demands of the United Nations on the United States are unreasonable. The United States pays for 22 percent of the total United Nations budget (Bolton). This far exceeds other major economies, whose contribution levels are based on prevailing exchange rates rather than purchasing power parity. Not only does the United States contribute more to the United Nations than any other country by far, the U.S. is also at a disadvantage. Last week the U.N. showed its true colors with a 128-9 vote condemning President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital (Banbury). Many of the nations in the United Nations, even some of the…show more content…
The United States should stick to its values instead of listening to how other nations think that we should run our country. The only country the U.S. government should be worrying about governing is itself. Being a member of the United Nations not only takes billions of dollars from taxpayers to fund an enormous budget, it also makes the United States the world’s policeman. If all countries worried about themselves instead of relying on the U.S. to support their unreliable group, then the world would be a much safer and happier place. The United States should either reform the United Nations, or leave the for its own

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