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hell0kitty | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted April 17, 2013 at 1:13 AM via web

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I need to take a poll for my civics class to find out what people think about the United Nations and about U.S. involvement in the organization. So what are your opinions about the United Nations and about U.S. involvement in that organization.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted April 17, 2013 at 1:23 AM (Answer #1)

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My view of the United Nations is that it is a useful organization in some ways and that the US should definitely be involved with it. 

Many people say the UN takes away our sovereignty.  I do not think it does.  We do not ever have to do what the UN says.  We have ignored UN resolutions many times.  Of course, the fact that we have ignored UN resolutions shows that the UN is not all that strong, but it is not supposed to be strong.

What I think the UN is good for is giving us a way to engage with other countries.  It allows us to discuss issues with them and to try to join them to fight world problems.  It is not a world government, it is more like a group that allows us to work with other countries to improve the world.  This is a worthy goal and we should remain involved with the UN to pursue it.

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