I truly hope everyone who reads this letter will call their congressman and senators and let them know how they feel about the following issue:
President Clinton has stated recently that he has earmarked a $13-million plan to purchase the 9,000 to 10,000 acres of land adjoining Yellowstone National Park. He states this should be done in the best interest of the park to ensure it is well cared for, and to preserve the "heritage" for our children.
I would like to ask you -- why should the American government spend that kind of money for something we do not have jurisdiction over? That honor goes to the United Nations. And yet the president wants our tax dollars for upkeep and protection. Most of our parks, as well as the Statue of Liberty, are under the United Nations' jurisdiction.
The United Nations is headquartered in New York City and has branches that span the globe. It is comprised of six principal organizations: the Secretariat, the General Assembly, the Security Council, the International Court of Justice, the Economic and Social Council, and the Trusteeship Council. It also has specialized bodies that are active on issues ranging from human rights to science and education. As such, its potential to influence member states -- including the United States -- is enormous.
The arm of the U.N. also extends to land use in the United States, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. UNESCO is also responsible for designating World Heritage sites, which include Yellowstone National Park, the Florida Everglades, and the Great Smoky Mountains -- thus challenging the very sovereignty of the United States. However, our tax dollars continue to support these and other U.N. initiatives.
I don't know about you, but I personally would like to know why in the world they are "giving the United States away!" I, for one, am proud to be an American -- but not too proud of some of our elected officials who are supposed to be working for us, not against us.
Wake up, America! Find out a little more about the person or persons you are voting for -- don't believe everything the media says and don't believe everything the candidates say. Dig a little deeper and do some research on them! And after you've done all that -- vote for the person of your choice and pray for the United States of America!
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