Letters to the Editor

UN importance

October 21, 2008


To the editor:

Oct. 24 is United Nations Day, the beginning of United Nations Week. It is important to honor our United Nations by displaying the U.N. flag. Young people should be taught about the United Nations in their social studies classes.

The U.N. flag is blue. Its center displays a white wreath containing a global outline of the continents. Flags may be obtained from the United Nations in New York. Flag etiquette forbids flying the U.N. flag below any national flag.

I am a world federalist. The United Nations is an embryonic world government. For human survival, some national sovereignty must be surrendered to a world federal government, especially in the areas of military power for peacekeeping, pollution control, protection of endangered species and providing resources to mitigate the poverty of 80 percent of the world.

Let us celebrate United Nations Week, Oct. 24-30.

John A. Bond,


Paul R Getto 9 years, 6 months ago

The UN, despite its problems, is vital to our future and the rest of the world's success. We have tried economic and military hegemony as a strategy and it hasn't worked. Mend it; don't end it.

Jaylee 9 years, 6 months ago

and here here to teaching more about the UN and celebrating UN day/week!!

Jaylee 9 years, 6 months ago

Ragingbear (Anonymous) says:"Why don't you get your kid to worship George W. Bush as well?"well im not currently involved in model united nations, but have been in a few previous years, serving on economic and social welfare councils (ECOWAS) mostly, but to the best of my knowledge inside and out of this organization, the united nations' only real fault is how very diplomatic their process can be. also fairly commonplace knowledge is that the united nations have opposed a LOT of plans-- Guantanamo Bay and other prisons contained on another country's sovereign soil, as well as the empirical invasion of numerous countries based on a purely US agenda just to name a couple big ones-- so what is it that links the two as in bed together in your eyes?

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 9 years, 6 months ago

What IS that subliminal suggestion hiding in the article title?

Ragingbear 9 years, 6 months ago

You mean the entity that is about as corrupt as they can possibly be, and butt their nose into things that are not their concern? Yeah. Why don't you get your kid to worship George W. Bush as well?

Trobs 9 years, 6 months ago

Jaylee you have one thing right. They opposed a lot of the things the US does. However, what do they do about it? Nothing

rtwngr 9 years, 6 months ago

OMG! I actually agree with ragingbear! I say let's evict the U.N. and open the whole complex up to condo development or better yet affordable housing.

Jaylee 9 years, 6 months ago

Trobs (Anonymous) says:Jaylee you have one thing right. They opposed a lot of the things the US does. However, what do they do about it? Nothing---------------------------yeah, thats what we like to call diplomacy. instead of witnessing an act against humanity and acting as a whole to smite that inhumanity immediately, you have to pass it through all the different councils that could possibly have anything to do with the conflict or situation...then you plan to reconvene for a meeting in six months for updates on all of the information gathering... they caucus, debate, deliberate, adjourn for a couple months to gather more information... formulate a new UN council or sub-council to deal with a facet they hadnt anticipated... spend the next meeting discussing the efficiency of the new council and old councils currently in place and what changes could be made..........................................it goes on forever. possibly never resolving the issue that is no longer at hand, but has worked itself out over the last decade. more than likely minus the whole working itself out thing.p.s. guantanamo bay is still active. in cuba.

gl0ck0wn3r 9 years, 6 months ago

We should celebrate the UN by leaving it as quickly as possible and asking them - nicely - to leave NYC. The UN has been a massive drag on this country and a virtual failure during every serious crisis. They are, however, very good at writing stern memos.

devobrun 9 years, 6 months ago

A loser is a person who gives up.The fundamental tenet of government is that individuals can't, or won't, take care of themselves. Government says that we must live a life of taking care of each other by extracting wealth and power from those who have it and apply that wealth and power to the control of people who don't do for themselves.Thus, government is all about giving up on humanity and replacing humanity with systems.The UN is the ultimate government.The UN is the ultimate haven for losers, those who have given up their personal sovereignty. Those who seek more government are the people who have given up. Maybe Mr. Bond is lazy. Perhaps he is scared. Beaten as a child? Teased in junior high? Unable to do much of anything besides gripe? Not strong, smart, effective? I dunno. But he is choosing the path of the loser. Too bad. I hope it isn't too late for him to find determination and courage to be an individual.

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