Oh man, we are just days away from the the Trump administration defunding massive amounts of the United Nations. And it is all thanks to a bill that was signed into law by Bill Clinton...
In 1994, Congress passed a law prohibiting US taxpayer funds from propping up "any affiliated organization of the United Nations which grants full membership as a state to any organization or group that does not have the internationally recognized attributes of statehood."
This was designed specifically to target Palestine. Since Palestine is not a country, the language is meant to dissuade the United Nations from unilaterally granting Palestine statehood.
The Obama administration ignored this law entirely and allowed Palestine to join UN branches like UNESCO, the UN's Green Climate Fund, and the UNFCCC (the organization behind Obama's climate treaty) as the "State of Palestine." Obama continued to funnel millions, and even billions, into these UN agencies in complete violation of US law.
Well, the UN thinks they can keep going. Last week, the United Nations extended full membership to the "State of Palestine" in its trade conference (UNCTAD), industrial development organization (UNIDO), and the chemical weapons treaty.
The UN is just expecting America to sit back and take it. However, the Trump administration is planning a new round of UN budget cuts that are designed to bring the United Nations to its knees.
But Democrats and spineless Republicans in Congress are begging him to stop and even threatening to refund all of the cuts Trump has made so far!
We are talking about billions being cut off from the United Nations. Back in 2012, the UN General Assembly voted to give Palestine state status. That puts all UN funding in the crosshairs.
I get it, not everyone cares about whether or not Palestine is allowed to be in the United Nations. For a lot of people, the Israel-Palestine conflict doesn't top the list of most important issues.
But do you know what I am passionate about? Removing every cent of American funding from the UN!
This is the mechanism to do it. US law now demands it.
Earlier this year, President Trump cut off more than 65 million in aid to the UN organization devoted to Palestine. Obama had promised to fund these programs and what did the Palestinian Authority do? They used it to buy textbooks that taught school children to chant death to America and death to Israel. Not going to happen.
But now, we have a chance to take an axe to hundreds of millions of additional UN funding.
The Democrats and spineless Republicans are begging Trump to stop. They are even threatening to restore not just this funding, but all of the UN funding that Trump has cut.
Last year, Lindsey Graham, Susan Collins, Lamar Alexander teamed up with the Left to restore funding to the UN's climate treaty. This is the same UN organization that Trump withdrew from. These RINOs thought they had won.
But now that the UNFCCC and Green Climate Fund have given Palestine membership, US law requires they be completely defunded.
President Trump is preparing a new round of cuts. But we cannot allow these cowards in Congress to block him!
This is about putting America first. There is nothing wrong with joining international organizations that further our interests, but the UN has been transformed into an America-hating regime. Just last week, Ambassador Nikki Haley had to storm out as the UN General Assembly once again voted to condemn us for moving our embassy to Jerusalem.
At every turn, the United Nations is trying to undermine America's sovereignty. They got so used to the Obama administration letting them walk all over us.
But now, it is time to fight back!
US law now demands that the UN be defunded. Do not let these cowards in Congress save them!