American Minute with Bill Federer
Its name was coined by President Franklin Roosevelt.
The United Nations was created to prevent future wars.
Unfortunately, there have been nearly 150 wars with over 100 million casualties from the day the United Nations’ charter was drafted in the Garden Room of San Francisco’s Fairmont Hotel:
5 in Central Asia,
11 in South Asia,
20 in Southeast Asia,
13 in Eastern Europe,
23 in the Middle East,
25 in Latin & South America and
50 in Africa.
The Secretary-General at the United Nations Charter Conference in 1945 was Alger Hiss.
Alger Hiss was present at the Yalta Conference. February 4-11, 1945, where a large portion of Europe was put under the control of the Soviet Union.
Alger Hiss was later accused and convicted of being a Communist agent in publicized 1948 trial.
The person who accused Alger Hiss was a former Soviet spy Whittaker Chambers.
Soviet spy Whittaker Chambers had been senior editor of TIME Magazine before defecting to the United States.
After Whittaker Chambers died, President Ronald Reagan awarded him the Medal of Freedom, March 26, 1984, stating:
“At a critical moment in our Nation’s history, Whittaker Chambers stood alone against the brooding terrors of our age…
He became the focus of a momentous controversy in American history that symbolized our century’s epic struggle between freedom and totalitarianism,
a controversy in which the solitary figure of Whittaker Chambers personified the mystery of human redemption in the face of evil and suffering.”
The 185 member United Nations spends over $20 billion annually, with the largest amount being contributed by United States.
Though 50 States comprise the United States of America, they are allowed only one combined vote, equivalent to the tiniest of nations.
After accusations of a U.N. Oil for Food Scandal and a U.N. Sex Scandal, the U.N. was pressured to release its first audit in 2005.
The U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights, written with the help of Eleanor Roosevelt, was adopted by the U.N. General Assembly, December 8, 1948.
Without referencing the “Creator” as the source of rights like the U.S. Declaration of Independence, the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights includes articles such as:
“Article 18. Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief…”
This conflicted with Islamic Sharia law which imposes the death penalty for anyone leaving the Islamic religion.
Many articles in the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights were rejected by the leaders of 57 Islamic countries, who formed their own group called the OIC – Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
In 1990, the OIC passed their ‘Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam’ affirming Shariah law as supreme, with:
-the death penalty for those leaving Islam;
-punishing women who are victims of rape;
-allowing men to be polygamous;
-permitting wife beating; and
-censoring speech insulting Islam.
On December 12, 2011, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton began a 3 day closed door meeting with the OIC-Organization of Islamic Cooperation promising to support their Istanbul Process to universally “criminalize” speech insulting Islam, effectively enforcing “dhimmi” status on non-Muslims worldwide.
By definition, the Christian Gospel is insulting to Islam as it proclaims that Jesus Christ is not simply a prophet but the Son of God who died on the cross to pay for the sins of the world.
In fact, all speech contrary to Islam insults Islam.
At the end of the meeting, OIC Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu stated: “The Istanbul Process initiated with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton…must be carried forward.” Clinton added: “We now need to move to implementation.”
In the following months, Hillary Clinton’s State Department ignored repeated requests for security by Ambassador Chris Stevens. He was killed with several others in the Benghazi attack on September 11, 2012.
The morning after the attack, Secretary Clinton’s State Department blamed a video and sent memos to YouTube and Google recommending they censor speech insulting Islam, consistent with promises made at the OIC Istanbul Process meeting.
President Obama added to this narrative by telling the U.N. General Assembly, September 25, 2012:
“The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”
Requests made by Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act revealed emails indicating that the U.S. weapons used to oust Libya’s President Gaddafi were being moved from Benghazi in a “Fast and Furious” style program to arm Muslim fighters to oust Syria’s President Assad, as part of a larger plan to establish an Islamic Caliphate.
When Russia came to Assad’s defense, the Muslims armed and trained by the U.S. attacked into Syria and Iraq, calling themselves ISIS, and proceeded to torture, rape, behead and displace hundreds of thousands.
The United Nations has a mixed reputation, as attested to by President Dwight Eisenhower at the National Junior Chamber of Commerce, June 10, 1963:
“The United Nations has seemed to be two distinct things to the two worlds divided by the iron curtain…
To the free world it has seemed that it should be a constructive forum…
To the Communist world it has been a convenient sounding board for their propaganda, a weapon to be exploited in spreading disunity and confusion.”
Idealistically begun with high hopes, the United Nations General Assembly elected its fourth President in 1949, Philippine General Carlos Romulo.
General Carlos Romulo served with General Douglas MacArthur in the Pacific, and later became the first Asian to win a Pulitzer Prize.
General Carlos Romulo wrote:
“Never forget Americans, that yours is a spiritual country.
Yes, I know you’re a practical people. Like others, I’ve marveled at your factories, your skyscrapers, and your arsenals.
But underlying everything else is the fact that America began as a God-loving, God-fearing, God-worshiping people.”
Self-Educated American Contributing Editor, William J. Federer, is the bestselling author of “Backfired: A Nation Born for Religious Tolerance no Longer Tolerates Religion,” and numerous other books. A frequent radio and television guest, his daily American Minute is broadcast nationally via radio, television, and Internet. Check out all of Bill’s books here.