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United Nations not serving its purpose

By James Lee Elliott | Sep 20, 2013

To the editor:

It is time that this nation declared another Declaration of Independence from the dependence that this nation has for its insatiable appetite for Mideast foreign oil and the folly, chaos and turmoil that comes with it.

Oftentimes, this oil is funding extremist networks that are not satisfied to peacefully coexist with those they consider to be infidels. These networks feel that such people should either be converted to their ways or be destroyed.

The vast majority of Muslims do not subscribe to this philosophy – they just have not been very vocal – just as the vast majority of Germans did not subscribe to Hitler’s insanity, but instead remained silent, paving the way for some of the most monstrous acts against humanity ever committed.

The United Nations was formed with the intentions to be an international guardian of freedom that would not allow humanitarian atrocities. Today, the United Nations has become so bogged down in politics that it has done nothing to stop the atrocities it was formed to prevent.

Yes, we Americans remember that the United Nations are the same people that told us to liberate Kuwait only and leave Saddam alone while many of our citizens then worked tirelessly to extinguish the oil well fires that Saddam had set while in Kuwait. We remember Egypt, Libya, Benghazi, what Iran wants to do to Israel and all the thousands Saddam terminated with the (chemical) weapons of mass destruction, that could not be found in Iraq but are now found in Syria.

Yes, we also remember when the Twin Towers came down, killing thousands of our own American citizens, with thousands more sacrificing as they took a stand to protect and defend this nation and the Constitution of the United States from foreign and domestic enemies.

We also know that expedient, political power-based fixes without giving the majority of the citizens any regard for their thoughts leads to the same problems that many of these nations are facing today – tyranny!

When some of our elected leaders start telling us, “We know what is best for you people,” then it is past time for change, no matter what side of the aisle that they say they sit on in Washington, D.C.

Now the emotions of the Syrian challenge are being dumpted into the lives of the American citizens. We are again being subjected to a quick, easy-type salesmanship by politicians who again say something and usually do nothing, therefore creating more questions than answers, which leads to meaningless, often incompetent, unaccountable exercises that create a domino effect of more humiliation, retaliation, instability, terrorism and threats of nuclear conflagration with the end result of more loss of life.

It is time to put an end to this insanity. Pray up, stand up and speak up!


– James Lee Elliott, Fairfield


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