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A 'United' Nations, navigating a fractured world

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By TED ANTHONY

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What is the most important and fundamental of all rules of governance, is that, on the national and local level, people consent to be ruled. Nations will agree to act in tandum with other nations, and will agree to enter and exit coalitions and associations with others. BUT, no one has ever sought the consent of the people of any nation to be ruled over by the world. Or to be taxed by the world. Or for life, liberty, or property to be determined solely by the world. Until that time comes, the laws of nations and the treaties that are enacted by the nations of behalf of its citizens, can, will, and must govern.

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to continue from the headline...'and then it got bureaucratic'.

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The UN has no power over national sovereignties,

or their people, and should desist in all pantomime that they are the world's government.

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They blew it when they gave two seats of the Security Council to the Sovet Union and China. There's hardly ever been a cooperating consenses with these two's veto power.

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It always has. That is its purpose and the very reason it was created.

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