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1227, 21 Dec 17

UN Votes Against US

Last time I checked, nations decide for themselves where to place their embassies. Our nation’s decision is not subject to UN approval.

The UN General Assembly has decisively backed a resolution effectively calling on the US to withdraw its recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

The text says that any decisions regarding the status of the city are “null and void” and must be cancelled.

The non-binding resolution was approved by 128 states, with 35 abstaining and nine others voting against.

I hope that President Trump follows through with repercussions to those nations who would dictate to us. And the UN itself, for that matter. It lost the moral high ground long ago and exists through the goodwill of its members. The US has one vote, so maybe we should only contribute funding equal the the percentage of our vote.

And make not mistake, this vote rested on antisemitism and fear of a violent Muslim reaction. There were no high moral principles in play.


1227, 21 December 2017


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    …and vegans hate the idea I sell burgers.   Should I care?

  2. jjf

    Kevin – Or you could start offering a vegan option and possibly increase your profit.  What was that have to do with the UN?

  3. Kevin Scheunemann

    Vegans are not always about just having the option. Many vegans want to deny others the normal choice to eat meat. I don’t play that liberal control game.

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