In a brief speech to the nation on September 7, 2003, President Bush made a major admission that no one in the mass media pointed out. In fact the major media has let the nation believe that Mr. Bush is anti-UN. While the nation and the world have been led to believe that the U.S. skirted the United Nations and acted alone in attacking Iraq, Mr. Bush pointed to “our decision to enforce the Security council resolutions and remove Saddam Hussein from power.” As in many recent ventures, therefore, the U.S. acted under UN Security Council authorization, and Mr. Bush was and is well aware that he and the U.S. are not anti-U.N., as many would have us believe.

Mr. Bush’s admission confirms our nation’s continuing subordination to the UN, especially to Article 25 of the UN Chapter. This little-known portion of the Charter states: “The Members of the United Nations agree to accept and carry out the decisions of the Security Council in accordance with the present Charter.” That places the U.N. Charter above the U.S. Constitution. If the UN Security Council says “Jump!”, Mr. Bush-like his predecessors over recent decades-askes only “How high?”

A President swears an oath to the U.S. Constitution, not to the UN Charter. If the UN Security Council mandates conflict with the Constitution, as numerous requirements for UN peacekeeping duty surely do, then it is the Constitution that must be honored. And the Constitution does not permit a President, acting alone or acting with UN authorization, to take the nation to war or to “carry out” Security Council decisions. Obviously, the U.S. Constitution and the UN Charter are incompatible. The only course for the U.S. leaders who intend to adhere to their oath of office is to withdraw the U.S. from the UN thereby restating our nation’s unqualified independence. Contact your Congressman now to Support H.R. 1146, the “American Sovereignty Restoration Act” to get us OUT of the UN NOW.

Phyllis Chapman

Shelbyville

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