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This Land Is Your Land?
Not at the University of Missouri, Columbia it isn't!
United Nations influence over our institutions of higher learning is evidenced by the flying of the UN flag over Jesse Hall, the main administration building.

The Problem With the UN Flag
Words mean something, and so do flags. A flag is more than just a piece of colored cloth, it's a symbol representing values and ideals. Flags are used in many ways; they denote possession of a territory, rule, victory, pride, loyalty, honor and submission.

In days past, when a new territory was discovered, the explorers claimed that territory by raising a flag. When an invading army conquers a city, they announce their victory, claim rule, and demand submission by flying their flag above the most prominent building. Loyalists fly the flag or banner of their hero, whether it be a baseball team or a nation. One of the first things Neil Armstrong did upon landing on the Moon was plant an American flag!

Considering the importance and significance of flags, we must ask, "Is it right to fly the flag of the United Nations over the most eminent university of our great state?".

The answer is easily ascertained by determining whether the United Nations is deserving of the things flags represent. Did the UN gain some great victory over the school? Do they rule it? Are the students to be in submission to the UN? Is the university board of curators promoting loyalty to the United Nations? Obviously the UN fails these tests!

The remaining question is, "Does the United Nations deserve the same level of honor that we grant our sovereign state of Missouri?" Let's examine the UN, what is has done and what it proposes to do.....

The UN Charter explicitly states that it's purpose is to:
1) Maintain international peace
2) Develop friendly relations among nations
3) Achieve international co-operation in solving international problems
4) "be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations in the attainment of these common ends".

Somewhere along the line the UN has departed from it's chartered purpose. Two recent ominous treaties are evidence: The UN Convention on Discrimination Against Women and The Convention on the Rights of the Child

These "conventions", or treaties, do not deal exclusively with interaction between nations, as the charter dictates, but rather attempt to dictate what goes on within the countries who enter into the treaty. In other words, they are an attempt to force the values of other countries on our people by creating a body of international law.

This is a scary thought when you consider that the other countries have values vastly different than our own; values that include things like worshiping rats to eating cats and dogs, animals we reserve as companions.

While it is true that there aren't many traitors among us who truly want to cede all of our sovereignty, there ARE a lot of people who would like to use the UN as a means to greater centralization of our nation's authority.

Our Constitution clearly limits the authority of the Federal Government and reserves all other rights to the states and the people. For the feds to try to dictate what is taught in local schools, for instance, would be grossly unconstitutional. Treaties could provide the constitutional basis for federal laws that pervade into local authority, however. That means entering into the treaty for the "Rights of the Child" would destroy one aspect of our Tenth Amendment state's rights.

While it is debatable that treaties can supercede the Constitution, it is clear that they can 'augment' the Constitution in such a way as to subvert it's original intent.

It is clear that the UN is not a benign association of sovereign nations simply promoting the common welfare of those nations. It has taken on a life of its own - the tail is wagging the dog - maybe to the destruction of our self determination.

By: Ron Calzone
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