President Trump is drawing a hard line in the sand, showing that he is unwilling to bend when it comes immigration and the United Nations, and we need to support him!
The Trump administration is reportedly considering withdrawing from the United Nations Human Rights Council, via The Hill. I’m sure the liberals will cry about this one!
The next session of the council is scheduled for today, February 27, and we will be participating but perhaps for the last time.
“There’s been a series of requests coming from the secretary of state’s office that suggests that he is questioning the value of the U.S. belonging to the Human Rights Council,” stated a former official from the State Department, according to Politico.
Apparently, the Trump administration is taking quite a few things into account when considering this decision. There’s certainly an anti-Israel sentiment on the council. There are also some questionable nations on the council, including China and some Middle Eastern nations that still abuse human rights, especially those of women and children.
How effective is the council if it hasn’t managed to stop these countries? And if it isn’t that effective, should we really be putting so much money towards it?
This issue makes me so pleased we have Rex Tillerson as the secretary of state. This keen business mind can look past all of the council’s emotional platitudes and think in terms of benefit and investment.
Yes, the council’s goals are great, but if they never achieve them, what is the point?
The HRC was established in 2006 and replaced the U.N. Human Rights Commission, which received a lot of negative criticism because many council members were preventing the mission from being carried out. Why vote in favor of an investigation into human rights abuses if your nation itself abuses human rights?
The same problem seems to be plaguing the council that replaced it. In fact, Bush’s administration refused to join the council because they doubted it would be more effective than the old commission. Obama’s administration, of course, joined happily.
They claimed it would be much more useful to join the council and influence it from the inside, such as supporting Israel and speaking out for them. However, that point is moot now, seeing as Obama’s U.N. resolution betrayed Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has had a rocky road with Obama and looks forward to working with President Trump, who actually supports Israel.
At this point, the question seems to be whether this council is salvageable and capable of actually making change with the huge amount of money we give it. All in all, it’s not surprising that Trump is considering this move.
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