The United Nations is awful. The New York Times is awful. When the two are combined, a giant fissure of absurdity occurs in the time-space continuum, creating an enormous singularity of awfulness…and that’s exactly what we got this week.
In an opinion piece published in the NYT, contributor Peter Beinart wrote an article titled: “America May Need International Intervention.” Oh, come on! The subtitle read: “Even Democrats may find it hard to imagine, but the ‘leader of the free world’ would benefit from United Nations oversight.”
Ah, yes, President Donald Trump is such a threat to democracy that we must request the help of the United Nations. Here is just another example of how Trump has broken the elites’ brains. The globalist elites naturally want to use the United Nations—which America keeps afloat with our own tax dollars— to “monitor” our elections.
Well, at least we would finally be getting something in return for our tax dollars, given that we are the largest funders of the useless organization. Heck, we even allowed them to build their worldwide headquarters on our soil.
Beinart began his piece by writing, “For many Americans — raised to see the United States as the natural leader of the ‘free world’ — it may be hard to imagine requesting foreign intervention against tyranny in our own land.”
Yes, it is hard to believe because it is completely unnecessary to have foreign observers watch our polling stations….but he continued:
“By impeding Black voters, the United States still violates the democratic principles it has helped enshrine into international law. After observing America’s 2018 midterm elections, a team from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe cataloged a long list of undemocratic practices, from the disenfranchisement of former prisoners to the District of Columbia’s lack of congressional representation to discriminatory voter identification laws, and concluded that, in critical ways, American elections ‘contravene O.S.C.E. commitments and international standards with regard to universal and equal suffrage.’”
None of this is true. Just because DC isn’t a state and voter identification is required in many states doesn’t make America a nation that denies “universal and equal suffrage.” Sadly, there was a time when this was true, but thanks to the Voting Rights Act in 1965, that is no longer an issue. It was resolved fifty-five years ago. Facts are stubborn things.
Beinhart then cited another academic who made arguably the most absurd contention in the piece: “What Mr. Trump is doing this year, the election-monitoring expert Judith Kelley, the dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, recently told The Boston Globe, is the kind of activity that international election observers ‘would go to countries and write up huge reports about and say, ‘Red flag! Red flag!’”
Is this a serious person? How can the dean of a college make such a baseless claim? Your tax dollars at work, folks.
Trump is simply bringing common sense observations to the table with regards to the potential for mail-in voting fraud. The massive number of ballots being mailed is unprecedented and is ripe for ballot harvesting and the discarding of votes. Pennsylvania has already been put under the microscope for voter fraud when ballots—all with Trump’s name checked—were found lying in a ditch. That is just one of several similar anecdotes to date, and there is still another three and a half weeks of voting to go.
So, no thank you, United Nations. We can handle our own voting issues, thank you very much. Unlike the UN, many Americans still believe in national sovereignty. That is a foreign concept to them…pun intended.