Reply from Senator Roy Blunt, Thank you for your thoughts on the United Nations.

Sent: September 14, 2011 10:27 AM
Subject: Reply from Senator Roy Blunt

Dear Daniel,

Thank you for your thoughts on the United Nations.

As you know, the U.N. was founded in 1945 in an effort to maintain global peace and security by fostering friendly relations among member states. Since then, the U.N. has set forth many international resolutions and treaties regarding living standards, human rights, health initiatives, global security, counter terrorism, good governance, economic and social development and environmental protections. Some of these proposals have been responsible and have furthered U.S. interests. But others have been wildly irresponsible efforts by dangerous regimes to score political points against our country and our allies. We need to recognize the difference and act accordingly.

The United States is already an international leader in promoting and protecting rights. We must carefully avoid bending to restrictive international law over U.S. constitutional law and self-government. Our democracy is founded upon the rights of citizens to voice their views to one another and to their elected officials.

The most important duty and responsibility of our federal government is to protect the nation from every aggression against its people, their rights and freedoms as citizens, and our independence as a nation. U.N. Treaties and resolution shouldn’t be signed just to make U.N. bureaucrats feel useful. The U.S. Senate has a constitutional responsibility to consider treaties and resolutions on the basis of their value to our country, not those of other countries or global organizations.

Again, thank you for contacting me. I look forward to continuing our conversation on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SenatorBlunt) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/RoyBlunt) about the important issues facing Missouri and the country. I also encourage you to visit my website (blunt.senate.gov) to learn more about where I stand on the issues and sign-up for my e-newsletter.

Sincere regards,

Roy Blunt
United States Senator 

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