The Book of Ron Paul
1997 Ron Paul Chapter 56


4 June 1997

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1997 Ron Paul 56:1
Mr. PAUL. Mr. Chairman, will the gentleman yield?

1997 Ron Paul 56:2
Mr. ENGEL. I yield to the gentleman from Texas.

1997 Ron Paul 56:3
Mr. PAUL. Mr. Chairman, the gentleman mentioned that the Soviet Union disintegration might be attributed to the United Nations, but quite frankly, it was because the U.N. did not deal with them as much as others. Think about the first episode of the U.N. troops going into Korea. We still have a dictator in North Korea, we have a government in South Korea that we protect that is not necessarily civil libertarian. Yet that is as a result of U.N. action. The Soviet system collapsed because they had a failed economic system.

1997 Ron Paul 56:4
I would like to just mention, and I feel very lonely here in the Congress, but take a look at this. This is a stack of petitions, thousands of petitions by the American people who disagree with our policy and would like us to at least address it, and not call it silly.

1997 Ron Paul 56:5
Mr. ENGEL. Mr. Chairman, reclaiming my time, I was one of the Democrats that broke with my party and supported President Bush in the Persian Gulf war. And because we had the United Nations and other people, we were very, very effective.

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The CHAIRMAN. The time of the gentleman from New York [Mr. Engel] has expired.

1997 Ron Paul 56:7
(By unanimous consent, Mr. ENGEL was allowed to proceed for 30 additional seconds.) Mr. ENGEL. Mr. Chairman, I supported President Bush in Operation Desert Storm. I think that was one of the times we utilized the United Nations, and we utilized the international community to further U.S. foreign policy interests. It was good for this country and it was good for the world. I want to say that we can do that again, and we can do that again if the United States is a vital force in the United Nations, not pulling out of the United Nations. That would be the opposite thing we ought to do.

1997 Ron Paul 56:8
Mr. PAUL. If the gentleman will continue to yield, let me point out that authority came from the United Nations.

1997 Ron Paul Chapter 56

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