December 8, 2004
The latest round of news from the United Nations tells me that whether Secretary General Kofi Anan resigns, or not, the United States should resign.
Our ambassador, John Danforth, is quitting after just six months.
He says it isn't because of frustration, but surely it is.
This decent and honorable man is having trouble standing up to the many nations headed by indecent and dishonorable people.
Why is the United States, a nation that has often saved the world from itself at great cost, playing a game with dictators and others who care nothing for our system of government or way of life?
We pay most of the U.N.'s bills.
We act while they dither.
Their resolutions are worthless because the U.N. rarely enforces them and when they do they ignore those who ignore them.
The United Nations is a monument to man's misinterpretation of man.
It is a humanist shrine to man's impossible goal of living at peace with one another when man has not made peace with God.
We probably won't, but we most definitely should, get out of the United Nations and start a new alliance of democracies only.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.