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Time to Exit the UN

Jul 1, 2016

Brexit was a stunning victory for liberty, independence and self-control, at least for the UK, and it may well be the first shot fired in a new revolution of freedom. Already a number of other European nations are talking about referendums on getting out of the EU. Good.

And while we are at it, it is time to pull out of other radical secular left globalist bodies that do far more harm than good. These transnational bodies are often a law unto themselves, with no accountability or responsibility to ordinary citizens.

un 4The biggest and baddest example of this is of course the United Nations. The UN is well past its use-by date, and it is time for all concerned nations to pull out now. And if there is any doubt about this, all you have to do is look at what the UN has just recommended re the UK.

The UN’s Committee on the Rights of the Child has recently come out with a report containing 150 recommendations as to how the UK might be violating the U.N.’s charter on the Rights of the Child. It is utterly shocking. Indeed, the fact that atheist and secularist groups are singing the praises of the report should tell you all you need to know.

For example, let me offer you how the British Humanist Association has covered the UN report. It has a piece on this which begins:

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has today published its major periodic review of the state of children’s rights in the UK, and has advocated for:
-the repeal of compulsory collective worship in UK schools
-a fully integrated education system in Northern Ireland
-full and comprehensive sex and relationships education in UK schools
-decriminalisation of abortion in Northern Ireland in all circumstances.
The British Humanist Association (BHA) has long campaigned for such changes, having secured similar recommendations in the civil society report that fed into the review. The BHA was on the working group that produced the education section of that report. Today it has welcomed the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child making the same recommendations.

It offers more detail of each of these four proposals, quoting from the UN. Here are the final two:

-On sex and relationships education: ‘Relationships and sexuality education is not mandatory in all schools, its contents and quality varies depending on the school, and LGBT children do not have access to accurate information on their sexuality. The Committee recommends that the State party ensure that meaningful sexual and reproductive health education is part of the mandatory school curriculum for all schools, including academies, special schools and youth detention centres, in all areas of the State party. Such education should provide age-appropriate information on: confidential sexual and reproductive health-care services; contraceptives; prevention of sexual abuse or exploitation, including sexual bullying; available support in cases of such abuse and exploitation; and sexuality, including that of LGBT children’.
-On abortion in Northern Ireland: ‘In Northern Ireland, abortion is illegal in all cases except where continuance of the pregnancy threatens the life of the mother, and is sanctioned with life imprisonment. The Committee recommends that the State party decriminalize abortion in Northern Ireland in all circumstances and review its legislation with a view to ensuring girls’ access to safe abortion and post-abortion care services. The views of the child should always be heard and respected in abortion decisions.’

All this is scary stuff indeed: more secular left Big Brother activism being foisted upon ordinary citizens, whether they like it or not. The Christian Institute in the UK especially expressed concern about the recommendations on children and Christian worship. It quickly released this statement:

Asking children to attend Christian assemblies undermines their human rights, according to a United Nations committee. A highly controversial new report by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child expresses ‘concern’ that pupils in the UK are legally required to take part in a daily act of collective worship, which is “wholly or mainly of a broadly Christian character”. Conservative MP David Burrowes described the criticism as “ludicrous” and said the Government can “respectfully put those kind of reports in the bin where they belong”.
Worship
The committee recommended that the Government “repeal legal provisions for compulsory attendance at collective worship”. Its recommendations are not legally binding. Parents can already withdraw their children from collective worship but the committee wants children to be able to act independently of their parents. Speaking to The Telegraph, David Burrowes said: “The collective act of worship is not an indoctrination exercise. It is recognising and respecting the Christian heritage of the country and giving people an opportunity to reflect”.
Not indoctrination
“The UN should spend more time doing its main job of preventing war and genocide rather than poking its nose in other countries’ classrooms.” According to Article 43 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the committee is to consist of “eighteen experts of high moral standing and recognized competence” in the field of human rights. It currently includes representatives from Bahrain, Egypt and Russia. The report contained 150 recommendations on where Britain could be contravening the UN’s charter on the Rights of the Child, including the freedom of parents to reasonably chastise their children.

Yes Christians have every right to be greatly concerned about this social engineering agenda of the UN. It is about enforcing secular humanism and taking away the rights of Christian parents, shutting down free speech, and stifling religious liberty.

These are just a few reasons of many why it is time to dump the UN. If the UK can dump the EU, surely Australia and other nations can dump the UN. And not a moment too soon.

humanism.org.uk/2016/06/09/un-childrens-rights-committee-calls-for-end-to-compulsory-worship-in-uk-schools/
www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-assemblies-violate-kids%E2%80%99-human-rights-says-un/

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8 Responses to Time to Exit the UN

  • The UN is a satanic, hypocritical organisation. The other night a student knocked on my door asking for a donation to UNICEF and I explained why I would not be donating to them! He ended up agreeing with me. See also http://tomohalloran.com/2013/11/01/the-truth-about-unicef/

  • It is exactly as I have said for years. As soon as you accept the idea of redefining marriage you are de-facto saying the state has authority over children and not parents and this has been confirmed time and time again overseas. You end up with birth certificates that say “legal guardian A” and “Legal Guardian B” or the like which is just part of the process of ceding authority over children to the government and overriding children’s and parental rights.

    Can I say, Bill, I don’t like it when people use Paul’s term “a law unto themselves” incorrectly. The original meaning was regarding those who have God’s laws written on their hearts, i.e. Christians.

  • Thanks Michael. I of course did not use it as Paul did. I did not even have Paul in mind when I wrote it. I simply used it as the commonly accepted phrase it is today in normal discourse.

  • Something wicked this way comes. The elites have been backed into a corner by the Brexit and the potential downfall of the EU. Populism is sweeping the globe. While a still unseen event between the globalist’s arrogant and criminal one sided policies against the law abiding freedom of the average American is reaching a breaking point.

    In an opinion piece posted on Tuesday 29th June on the Wall Street Journal, former Secretary of State and New World Order cheerleader Henry Kissinger put it bluntly to any of the elites listening …

    “The multilateral approach based on open borders for trade and the movement of peoples is increasingly being challenged, and now an act of direct democracy intended to reaffirm the status quo has rendered a damning verdict. However challenging this expression of popular sentiment, ignoring the concerns it manifests is a path to greater disillusionment. The Brexit vote has unleashed the anxieties of two continents and of all those who rely upon the stability that their union of purpose provides. The needed restoration of faith [in globalism] will not come through recriminations. To inspire the confidence of the world, Europe and America must demonstrate confidence in themselves.”

    As far as Confidence in Parliament and The Executive branch goes, the average American has been fed up for years. And the elites Mr. Kissinger would pander to are completely clueless. Paul Joseph Watson writes ” US Council on Foreign Relations member James Traub argues that the elite need to “rise up” against the “mindlessly angry” ignorant masses in order to prevent globalization from being derailed by the populist revolt that led to Brexit and the rise of Donald Trump.

    Traub’s tone is utterly contemptuous, as we have seen in the media reporting on BREXIT. He even describes the pro-Trump Republican base as “know nothing” voters. Traub also sneers at voters in Poland for being concerned about “values and tradition”. He goes on to stress that the push for further globalization will pit “poor and non-white and marginal citizens” against “working-class and middle-class whites,” whom he describes as angry “fist-shakers”. There you have it how the Bilberberger/Obama/1% elites view the rest of us !

  • Thanks yet again Bill for these insights. I can’t help but notice that the EU seems to be characteristic of the Kingdom of iron mixed with clay as espoused by Daniel. I think Nigel Farage has had it right from day 1 on the nature of this union. He made a telling comment a few years back when he suggested that Britain needed to get out and return to the Judeo-Christian ethos that made her great. Could we be seeing ancient prophecy unfold here?

  • A different issue but there seems to be some fight left with some British Christians (or at least pro-Christian people):
    http://www.christianpost.com/news/christian-school-goes-on-lockdown-after-parents-protest-removal-of-cross-from-logo-165892/

  • Bill, you can’t be serious. The UN to the EU are as different as chalk and cheese. The EU is totally flawed as a political entity. The UN is quite different. The UN can adopt as many conventions as it likes but it doesn’t make laws to be abided by its members. The UN’s conventions and dictates can be ignored and often are. The UN can’t enforce anything on anybody. The UN is far from perfect but in its historical context it’s been very effective. Frankly it would be crazy to “dump” the UN.

  • Thanks John but of course I am serious. But we all can ask you the same question. A thoroughly corrupt bureaucratic nightmare that sides with dictators and tyrants, rails against America and Israel, pushes every lousy cause from abortion to homosexuality, and you, a former conservative, wants to spruik for it? You can’t be serious.

    And your inability to see your own glaring contradiction is quite puzzling: you say it basically has no power to do anything, yet you claim it has done all sorts of good. Which is it?

    I far prefer the sanity of someone like Josh Gelernter who rightly writes;

    A civilized world would say, To hell with world peace — give us world freedom. North Korea is at peace. Laos is at peace. Burma is at peace. Turkmenistan is at peace. But anyone in his right mind would choose rather to go back in time and live in London during the blitz than live in Turkmenistan, Burma, Laos, or the DPRK. Or any other of the grossly unfree countries that populate the U.N. American slaves were at peace in the South, but I suspect they preferred the state of affairs during the Civil War….
    There is no fixing the U.N. It is constitutionally incapable of making anything better; it puts the bad guys in charge of making the world less bad. It is a farcical monument to conflict of interest. The U.S. pays the U.N. $8 billion every year, and covers roughly one-quarter of both the U.N.’s regular budget and its peacekeeping budget. Let’s pull out of the U.N., let it crumble, and put our $8 billion toward a new organization: a United Free Nations, whose goal will be to bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. (And then we’ll actually have world peace: It’s a well-established fact that democracies never go to war with one another.)

    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/437421/united-nations-time-leave-it

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