Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin believes that the U.S needs to “unshackle” itself from the UN. Speaking to Breitbart’s London Editor in Chief Raheem Kassam, Palin outlined what she believed to be the correct course of action for the U.S.
Her beliefs are driven by the recent UN Security Council resolution vote that concluded that Israeli settlements in the West Bank were illegal.
She recommended two measures that should be taken. She said, “One is, I called for our next president, Donald Trump, to call for the unshackling of the political bands tying us to the UN.
“By exiting the UN, where injustice is actually rewarded, we then will be able to uphold America’s reputation as the leader, and as the kind and compassionate and generous nation that we are – as the nation sharing values that, when emulated by any other nation, can bring justice and equal rights to any other nation.”
She pointed to the UK voting to leave the European Union as a good example of a nation leaving an international institution, saying, “I think many of us have called for America to really step up and consider what it is that we are funding and supporting via the UN, and how it works so hard really against U.S. interests, and just saying – look what the U.K. just did.
“This is such an encouraging time, where it’s not just us, but those across the pond, too, are understanding that their nation’s sovereignty and security are on the line here, with the ties that bind us to interests that really don’t further our agendas.”
Palin’s words broadly agree with rhetoric Trump and other Republicans have used since the U.S decided not to veto the UN resolution as it has done in previous years.
Currently the U.S funds 22% of the UN’s budget and has legal obligations to do so. In theory, however, this could be changed.