Following the non-binding referendum vote for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, one Kentucky congressman is rekindling the fight for America to opt out of the United Nations.
The bill, which was introduced in Mar. 2015, is entitled the American Sovereignty Restoration Act. The act would terminate the country’s membership in the international co-operative organization headquartered in New York City; it would, of course, sever the agreement regarding that Manhattan headquarters.
It would also terminate America’s participation in the World Health Organization, as well as a host of environmental, educational, peacekeeping, diplomatic, scientific, and cultural efforts.
“As a member of the UN, we bind our citizens to decisions made by undemocratic countries, when in fact our constitution should be the supreme law,” Massie wrote in a comment. He also piped in to express his support for other potential hashtags like “U Nexit” and “Americout.”
Massie is one of the bill’s six co-sponsors, all Republican. GovTrack gives the bill, which has been sitting with the House Foreign Affairs committee for over a year, a one-percent chance of being enacted.
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