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Show Of Hands December 25th, 2016 9:47am

In the wake of the United Nations Security Council condemning Israeli settlements on the west bank, should the United States cut funding to the U.N.?

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corino Utah
01/05/17 4:54 pm

In the wake of the UN dancing to the tune of the Obama administration? No. Punish the source.

mfjd1948 rural johnson co iowa
01/04/17 9:04 pm

I agree that other nations need to contribute more. However, the USA should not stop funding the UN it is a very important organization and should be strengthened.

FairFreedom
12/30/16 12:51 pm

Israel is breaking an agreement by making those settlements. I don't have a problem with Israel but they need to stay on there land

tyvee32 Ohio
12/30/16 12:51 am

The un is supposed to be democratic, you shouldn't punish a majority vote, that's what you call a power play

CLT704
12/28/16 1:43 am

We don't owe Israel and the Jewish elite shit! Let them pay for their own stuff! They are doing fine on their own! I'm tired of our tax dollars going to foreign countries when so many of our own people suffer.

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Suzan Hawaii
12/28/16 1:30 am

Cut funding to the UN and throw them out of the US.

Greenie Social Democrat
12/27/16 8:41 pm

We should cut funding to Israel

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cowtown
12/27/16 1:56 pm

Absolutely.

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cowboy Doors of Perception
12/27/16 7:34 am

Get US out of the UN!

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Dhawgg Hoist The Black Flag
12/26/16 9:21 pm

FU** the UN in perpetuity.

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nacho
12/26/16 12:58 pm

The UN should relocate to Darfur, the Sudan, Haiti or other places their great work is on display.

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ccc1 Georgia
12/26/16 12:29 pm

Not just cut funding, kick them out of our country. I say we just get out of the UN altogether. Wonder what would happen then. It needs to go the way of the League of Nations. It is no longer of any real value and we need to stop pretending it is.

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XtremePolitics Dank Memes
12/26/16 11:00 am

The UN might as well be called "The F**k America and Israel Club"

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arttie123 Progressive Independent
12/26/16 10:58 am

Not because of the recent vote but yeah we need to.

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adamw Ohio
12/26/16 10:47 am

When we had a chance to vote for or against condemning Israel, we abstained. We'd lose a lot of credibility if we cut funding now.

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ccc1 Georgia
12/26/16 12:32 pm

What a joke. Do you think we have any credibility for the last eight years? We are the laughingstock of the world thanks to Obama. There is zero respect for us in the world. Look at this last European get together. We weren't even invited! We've gone from having influence to come and be seen but not heard to the little kiddie table to not invited at all. And when they have no choice but to have us there we run and hide.

mynewipad north of southern calif
12/26/16 11:10 pm

That's funny. That's almost the exact opposite of true. World opinion of the USA has improved in the last 8 years.
Well that's according to Pew, Gallup and BBC. But your sources are probably just as reliable

cartolian
12/27/16 2:05 am

Mynewipad hahahahaha thanks you made me luagh

Harry3603 Tampa Bay Florida.
12/28/16 7:16 am

When will liberal progressives, Democrats and Commies start taking their meds again and stop being delusional?

adamw Ohio
12/28/16 10:05 am

Harry, I'm a little confused as to who's side you're on. I'm none of those things and still think we shouldn't pull funding.

Harry3603 Tampa Bay Florida.
12/28/16 3:41 pm

AdamW, the United Narions is a nest of vipers in our backyard. We should cut our payments to the UN in half. As an organization, the UN is no better than the defunct League of Nations. We can't get out of the UN, because we have to keep our right to veto their stupidity. Israel captured that territory after being attacked by its Arab neighbors. Keeping the territory increases Israel's security in the event that the savages try it again. You worry about credibility, lack of credibility doesn't seem to hold the UN back. To cut expenses, UN Headquarters should be moved to the island of Malta.

adamw Ohio
12/28/16 3:44 pm

A nest of vipers is a huge overstatement because the UN won't do anything against us. I agree though that they're not doing much, and I'd wish they'd do more. To be clear, I think we shouldn't cut funding because it's good for the United States to show that we're open to discussion with other world leaders. One way of doing this is through the UN

leader77 California
12/26/16 12:13 am

'If Palestine laid down their arms, there would be peace tomorrow.

If Israel laid down their arms, there would be no more Israel.'

-Dennis Prager

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ccc1 Georgia
12/26/16 12:33 pm

It is so sad but most people really don't get this. They refuse to believe it. And the similarities to this kind of thing and what the Nazis did is scarily similar. It's so horrific people just can't fathom it so they don't believe it's true even though that is the reality.

leader77 California
12/26/16 12:11 am

Yes, cut funding. However, we abstained from the Israel vote which would make the $ cut look unfounded.

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WallyBarbuckle
12/25/16 10:16 pm

Not because of that, but yeah, the UN's some war whores.

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Survivalistien I am Green and Retired
12/25/16 8:12 pm

Since there will never be world peace we should stop funding the u.n. Cause they cant do their fucking job. Not like they are promoting human rights either.

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anarchy GET OFF MY LAWN
12/25/16 8:03 pm

Should we cut funding to the largely useless and ineffective body that only exists because we fund it, despite the fact that the aforementioned body routinely criticizes us? Im gonna go with "hell yes" - but only because I'm in a good mood and will hold back what I *really* think

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RJ1969 SoCal
12/25/16 7:51 pm

How about cut funding to Israel?

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nacho
12/26/16 1:01 pm

Lets cut funding to all the anti American groups, our enemies and various klepotcracies we fund before we cut funding to a democracy.

MarktheShark Pennsylvania
12/25/16 6:24 pm

The UN, like the EU, is a good idea gone horribly wrong. Time to get out.

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elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
12/25/16 4:40 pm

Yes, but they should have done that a long time ago for an increasingly long list of reasons... this being only the most recent & arguably the most egregious.

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elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
12/25/16 4:40 pm

Poll Q, for iPad users:

In the wake of the United Nations Security Council condemning Israeli settlements on the west bank, should the United States cut funding to the U.N.?

Zod Above Pugetropolis
12/25/16 4:32 pm

We should not cut funding or support of the UN, and should work to be a better world partner rather than as self-appointed evangelists for "democracy". Regarding the vote on this resolution specifically, we should have sent a more unified message by affirmatively voting in support of it rather than passively supporting it by abstaining.

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anarchy GET OFF MY LAWN
12/25/16 8:04 pm

Hey man...leading from behind was your guy's schtick....

kjs Minnesota
12/25/16 4:07 pm

Technically it's the Jews land and It's not in any way shape or form belonging to the Palestinians. It was never theirs to begin with. God gave the Land to the Jews. It's theirs. PERIOD.

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SugarShaq
12/25/16 3:15 pm

Apparently Obama is going to recognize Palestine as a state before leaving office.

One does not have to be president to be the antichrist.

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jvc1133 61535
12/25/16 2:55 pm

Get out, leave the second fate sobs, to support themselves, turn into pubic housing.

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drself Gated Community
12/25/16 2:23 pm

And any other reason you think we should cut funding.

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Panther92 Colorado
12/25/16 1:43 pm

We should leave the UN.

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SonofThunder peace
12/25/16 1:36 pm

The settlement practices are bad. It's just that no one cares. The UN is finally doing something about it.

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nacho
12/26/16 1:04 pm

Teaching school children that Israelis kill Palestenians to drink their blood in UN funded schools may be a tad worse or paying "martyrs" to blow themselves up.
The UN does not want to have that conversation -feckless elitist fools - like lefty Dems.

SonofThunder peace
12/26/16 1:30 pm

Only way you're going to convince me any of that emotionally loaded talk is real is if there's documented proof. If that were true the whole western world would turn against the UN.

dryanmorr
12/25/16 1:31 pm

The UN has been getting more and more political and isn't serving its use.

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AndrewX
12/25/16 1:25 pm

Very proud of Obama. Good to see "us" on the right side of this one, at least this time.

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rambo088 kansas
12/25/16 1:21 pm

They should cut funding for other reasons.

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ZenTech Yang Gang
12/25/16 1:06 pm

Yea you know what. The U.N. doesn't like the United States. Maybe that's because they are "suppose to be" a peacekeeping and diplomatic force. Entities such as the united States with a war like, nearly imprerilistic, foreign policy, don't really grind well with peace. The U.S. is the most egregious threat to International Security; with our proxy wars thought the middle East and Africa. Our off the charts military industrial complex which is needlessly big for a civilized nation. Not to mention our intelligence services our known around the world for pretty much the hand of the devil. Seriously. Read the book "Legacy of Ashes". The CIA has done insanely fucked up shit and you wonder why the peace lovers of the world don't like us? Really? Really? You think they are the bad guys and we are the good guys? Damn. The UN is useless because of countries like the USA. Who pathetically spit in the face of international law and lug around big guns Incase anyone has something they want.

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NKarta Please excuse my sanity
12/25/16 4:32 pm

Yeah peace lovers of the world like iran, north korea, and china. Great countries that hate us because they only want peace.

tyvee32 Ohio
12/30/16 1:09 am

The USA doing good in the world does not rationalize the war for oil control we are and have been invested in. Don't get me wrong we are a positive force in the world, but only in comparison to the others..

Tazer Dumpster fire
12/25/16 12:20 pm

I'd cut it because they simply don't like us. F the UN.

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bnnt Los Angeles
12/25/16 11:32 am

Stop funding the UN and throw that money behind a real democracy in the Middle East - Israel.
They need to be protected from their backwards neighbors and the dictators/money suckers than run the UN.

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TheDoN Tricities, WA
12/25/16 10:59 am

UN should be dismantled.

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PeopleAreDumb Nursing School
12/25/16 10:50 am

I think we should cut funding to the UN but that's not why.

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Jazzy5 USA
12/25/16 10:36 am

Yes, useless anyway!

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phalnx Ohio
12/25/16 10:23 am

No, the UN is a good way of distributing the load as far as foreign crises are concerned. It's the reason we aren't on the hook for Libya or Syria.

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PeopleAreDumb Nursing School
12/25/16 10:51 am

How about we just decide for ourselves what to do instead of relying on another entity to take our sovereignty

phalnx Ohio
12/25/16 11:16 am

We do. America doesn't recognize International Law, and we can veto anything the UN tries to pass. As I said, it's better to share the load than be 100% on the hook ourselves, as we are in Iraq. How many trillions has that cost us?

Think Lovin Life
12/25/16 9:25 pm

Phal ... so, let's cut the lease and cut the UN lose to move out of the US, and then let's spend our philanthropic dollars on projects that actually work.

phalnx Ohio
12/26/16 7:16 am

It's not philanthropy, Think. If a world crisis comes up, the UN is the least expensive way to deal with it. Imagine what Libya and Syria would be costing us if we hadn't stayed within the UN...more trillions we don't have. The UN's cheap.

phalnx Ohio
12/26/16 7:18 am

Plus it doesn't paint a target on our backs. If terrorists oppose the UN, they oppose most of the countries of the world.

Think Lovin Life
12/26/16 6:38 pm

Phal ... what do the half million dead Syrians and Libyans think of the UN and MrO's support of it?

phalnx Ohio
12/28/16 6:04 pm

Don't know. I haven't asked them. Assad is the one who has to answer for it, not us. How do all those people killed by IS feel about us taking out Saddam Hussein? I know a few radical terrorists have given us their opinion about it.

phalnx Ohio
12/28/16 6:19 pm

I wish we could just go in and wipe out IS and Assad, but if we did it would all blow back on us eventually...it always has. We armed the Mujahedeen in Afghanistan...they became the Taliban. We can't help them. :(

Think Lovin Life
12/28/16 8:11 pm

Phal ... so why did MrO threaten to do so?

phalnx Ohio
12/29/16 7:26 am

If you're referring to the Red Line debacle, I don't know. That was his mistake. At least he was smart enough not to follow up on it.

MericaTakesAll For God and Country
12/25/16 10:21 am

Israel is one of our closest allies in the MIDDLE of that terrorist infested region. Stop being a terrorist huggers, people. Trump is going to bring down the hammer on this real quick.

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commonsense America isnt racist
12/25/16 10:07 am

No. the problem will be fixed on Jan 21.

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Liberty 4,032,064
12/25/16 9:47 am

Absolutely. Being an anti-Semitic hate group is just one reason out of many to not give money to it.

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Yessy French Texan
12/25/16 9:34 am

I was shocked ! I actually felt embarrassed by how abstained! I could feel Israel's pain and we back-stabbed them! For me loyalty is a big attribute and what the states did showed much disrespect! I was speechless! I hope Israel and Yahweh can forgive them!

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Think Lovin Life
12/25/16 9:27 pm

Yessy ... this is just a continuation of the coward-in-chief's long-held practice of voting "present" to try to avoid accountability for his horrible decisions!

Spiritof76 USA 1776
12/25/16 9:07 am

Israel should recognize a sovereign Palestinian state. I think it would surprise a lot of people as fighting would then cease.

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Spiritof76 USA 1776
12/25/16 9:08 am

But we should still withdrawn from the UN, but not because of that.

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
12/25/16 9:32 am

"I think it would surprise a lot of people as fighting would then cease."

That's just not true. As long as Israel exists, the fighting will continue

Spiritof76 USA 1776
12/25/16 11:39 am

I don't think so, coffee. No one ever thought the Catholics and Protestants would stop fighting in Ireland, and they did, so why not in Israel if they gave Palestine their own sovereign, recognized state?

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
12/25/16 12:11 pm

The Catholics stated goal was not to wipe the Protestant lands off the map

Kind of not the same dynamic at all

Think Lovin Life
12/25/16 9:28 pm

Spirit ... what should Palestinians recognize?

stayinformed
12/25/16 9:02 am

Cut funding and withdraw.

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TJMacks3 Evolutionary Socialist
12/25/16 8:53 am

I support the condemnation entirely.

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CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
12/25/16 8:51 am

Yeah but not because of that

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RussianThunder Russia and USA
12/25/16 8:33 am

Yes but the US voted for it.
The vote should now be to kick the UN out of the US but that will never happen.

Iamamerican California
12/25/16 9:57 am

The US abstained, they should have vetoed it.