Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Trump At The U.N.

Dude's a clown, but 2-2.5 cheers for whoever wrote this for him:
   "Each of us here today is the emissary of a distinct culture, a rich history, and a people bound together by ties of memory, tradition, and the values that make our homelands like nowhere else on Earth," he said.
   "That is why America will always choose independence and cooperation over global governance, control, and domination," Trump said. "I honor the right of every nation in this room to pursue its own customs, beliefs, and traditions. The United States will not tell you how to live or work or worship. We only ask that you honor our sovereignty in return."
   "We will never surrender America's sovereignty to an unelected, unaccountable, global bureaucracy," Trump said later in his speech. "Around the world, responsible nations must defend against threats to sovereignty not just from global governance, but also from other, new forms of coercion and domination."
   Trump also said the U.S. will not participate in 'Global Compact on Migration.'
   "We recognize the right of every nation in this room to set its own immigration policy in accordance with its national interests, just as we ask other countries to respect our own right to do the same -- which we are doing. That is one reason the United States will not participate in the new Global Compact on Migration. Migration should not be governed by an international body unaccountable to our own citizens," he said.
I think it's a mistake to overdo the culture and tradition angle. But hooray for national sovereignty. And "independence and cooperation" seems pretty much precisely right to me. Of course if we were the nutty ones and the majority of the rest of the world less so, I'd likely be singing a different tune... But, as it turns out, we're the one with the Bill of Rights.


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