We Don’t Need No U.N.

Joel Bleifuss

The 2002 Texas Republican Party platform is a scary document. Among other things, the Texas GOP “acknowledges Him who ‘controls the destinies of nations.’ ” And it officially “reaffirms the United States of America is a Christian Nation.” In that spirit, the party that first elected George W. Bush to public office wants no part of Godless, one-world government: “It is in the best interest of the citizens of the United States that we immediately rescind our membership in, as well as all financial and military contributions to, the United Nations.” Further, the Republican Party of Texas “urges Congress to evict the United Nations from the United States.”

Joel Bleifuss, a former director of the Peace Studies Program at the University of Missouri-Columbia, is the editor & publisher of In These Times, where he has worked since October 1986.

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