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Cal Thomas: "Sacred Text" Says Peace Is Unattainable, So We Should Leave the U.N.!

Reported by Marie Therese - December 13, 2004

In Saturday's edition of "After Hours" on FOX News (12/11/04, 11:00 PM EST), host Cal Thomas chose to denigrate the United Nations and Kofi Annan in his editorial segment, Column One. I was especially taken aback by his claim that "sacred texts" indicate that it is impossible to attain peace on earth! Mr. Thomas, apparently, prefers to adopt the role of a scurrilous Scrooge and kick hope down the stairs!

CAL THOMAS, Host of After Hours: The latest round of news from the U. N. tells me that whether Secretary-General Kofi Annan resigns or not, the United States should resign from the United Nations. Our Ambassador, John Danforth, is quitting after just six months. He says it isn't because of frustration, but surely frustration has something to do with it. Danforth is a decent and honorable man, who has trouble standing up to the many nations, headed by indecent and dishonorable people.

Why is the United States - a nation that has often saved the world from itself at great cost - playing a game with dictators and others who care nothing for our system of government or way of life? We pay a quarter of the U.N.'s bills. We act, while much of the institution dithers. U.N. resolutions are worthless because the U.N. rarely enforces them and, when they do, they ignore those who ignore them.

The U.N. is a monument to man's misinterpretation of man. It is a humanist shrine to man's impossible goal of living at peace with one another. Does not history, common sense and sacred text teach otherwise? We probably won't, but we most definitely should get out of the United Nations and start a new alliance, whose members are democracies and not dictatorships. And that's Column One for this week.

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