Despite what his detractors would have us believe, the Trump presidency has been one of the most successful in the modern era. By any measure, the US economy is the strongest it’s been in decades. Unemployment is at record lows, especially for minority members. The stock market is soaring. Median income is rising. Yes, the debt load is troubling, but that’s hardly a recent development. The fact is that Donald Trump has overseen (and directly influenced) an economic revitalization that is almost unprecedented in American history. Sorry, you Trump derangement sufferers, but statistics don’t lie (unless they’re subject to ‘woke’ interpretation).
On the domestic front, President Trump can boast about a number of significant achievements as well. He has initiated a long-overdue overhaul of the education system in the country, significantly reduced the paperwork burden for U.S. businesses, provided industry with the tools to achieve energy independence, reined in an out-of-control E.P.A., excised the political bias of the Internal Revenue Service and supported the rights of faith-based groups.
There’s also good news internationally. America is finally holding China accountable for its malicious trade practices and human rights violations, Iran is being severely pressured by American sanctions, North Korea is starting to understand that their bellicose behavior must change and Israel (finally) has a reliable ally in the White House. Decades of American presidents being unwilling to wield American influence and power to bring to account foreign miscreants and evil-doers has mercifully come to an end under Donald Trump.
Putting aside the Democrats’ irrational, and ultimately futile, impeachment efforts (geez, I’m guessing U.S. presidents have asked for favors in return for aid or weaponry about a gazillion times), there is one indisputable fact : Donald Trump has been the most successful U.S. president since Ronald Reagan. You can hate his rhetoric or his hairstyle or his past womanizing or his occasional liberty with the whole truth or his incessant tweeting, but to condemn him on that basis is to confuse style with substance.
All this to say I’m coming from a starting point of respect for President Trump’s accomplishments and admiration for his ability to objectively weigh the pros and cons of any decision, unlike his Democratic adversaries whose only consideration has always been political gain. So I’m asking, as sincerely and as passionately as possible: President Trump, please expel the United Nations from American soil.
The U.N. serves absolutely no useful purpose. It is an organization run by thugs, socialist failures, Islamists and tiny municipalities parading as sovereign nations who do nothing to stop unjust wars or improve the lives of anyone anywhere. The ‘diplomats’ assigned to the U.N. spend their days arguing motions that lead nowhere, they devote approximately 98% of their time and energy to condemning Israel, they scoff at U.S. laws (about $15 million annually in unpaid tickets), they jet around the world attending virtue-signalling events and conferences, their ‘peacekeepers’ are routinely responsible for exacerbating the problems wherever they are assigned, they push up the price of New York residential real estate and they administer a near infinite number of agencies and branches accomplishing nothing but providing very lucrative employment to U.N. staffers.
President Trump has rightfully called to account America’s NATO partners for their abysmal contributions to their own defense. He has invoked the concepts of accountability and consequences where past U.S. presidents could simply not be bothered. I am asking him to bring those same considerations to the question of the continued presence of the U.N. in New York. Why continue abiding their presence on a prime piece of New York property (what a great location for a new Trump hotel) when they contribute nothing to peace or the improvement of living conditions for so many people who could benefit from a serious international deliberative body? Why continue being the single biggest contributor to funding the U.N. when the U.S. receives absolutely nothing of value in return? Accountability and consequences, indeed.
I’m hopeful that President Trump will have five more years to continue draining the American swamp of parasites and careerists who believe (against all evidence to the contrary) that they are morally and intellectually superior to the President. By throwing the U.N. bums out of New York, the President could also help drain the international swamp.
I do believe there is a need for a serious international forum where those countries who support economic and social freedom prevail, so here’s another suggestion to Mr. Trump: recruit the members of NATO and like-minded democracies around the world to join us in a New-and-Improved United Nations where membership would only be available to those states that adhere to a Code of Conduct encompassing equality for women and minorities, freedom of expression and religion, and a commitment to stand together against those outliers not practicing or defending those principles.
So, please Mr. President, help make this world a better and safer place by tossing the United Nations on to the trash heap of history where it so deservedly belongs.