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Letter: U.N. importance

October 22, 2013

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To the editor:

Thursday 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. Flag may be obtained from the United Nations in New York.

Flag etiquette forbids flying the U.S. flag below any national flag. When I was teaching at North Dakota State University in Fargo, our International Relations Club flew the U.N. flag on a flagpol about a block from the U.S. flag. Our club also sent a delegation to a model United Nations at the University of Minnesota.

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 the United Nations Week, Oct. 24-30. Social studies teachers, please talk about the U.N. in class.

Comments

Ron Holzwarth 1 year, 3 months ago

The United Nations replaced the League of Nations, and I believe it will do no better than its predecessor. The problem is that problems are "solved" by popular vote, and national prejudices are what influences the votes.

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