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The United States Should Withdraw From UNESCO
14 April 2005

Thursday, April 14, 2005

2005 Ron Paul 40:1
Mr. PAUL. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to introduce a concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress that the United States should withdraw from the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

2005 Ron Paul 40:2
Mr. Speaker, in 1984 President Ronald Reagan withdrew the United States from membership in UNESCO, citing egregious financial mis-management, blatant anti-Americanism, and UNESCO’s general anti-freedom policies and programs. President Reagan was correct in identifying UNESCO as an organization that does not act in America’s interest, and he was correct in questioning why the U.S. should fund 25 percent of UNESCO’s budget for that privilege.

2005 Ron Paul 40:3
Since the United States decided to re-join UNESCO in 2003, Congress has appropriated funds to cover some 25 percent of the organization’s entire budget. But what are we getting for this money?

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UNESCO has joined the “International Network for Cultural Policy” in seeking a UN “global diversity initiative” by this year that would restrict US export of some $70 billion worth of movies, television programs, music recordings, and other cultural products.

2005 Ron Paul 40:5
UNESCO sponsors the International Baccalaureate program, which seeks to indoctrinate US primary and secondary school students through its “universal curriculum” for teaching global citizenship, peace studies and equality of world cultures. This program, started in Europe, is infiltrating the American school system.

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UNESCO has been fully supportive of the United Nations’ Population Fund in its assistance to China’s brutal coercive population control program.

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UNESCO has designated 47 U.N. Biosphere Reserves in the United States covering more than 70 million acres, without Congressional consultation.

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Continued membership in UNESCO is a blatant assault on our sovereignty and an inexcusable waste of U.S. taxpayer dollars.

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Mr. Speaker, I hope all members of this body will join me in calling for an end to U.S. membership in the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization by co-sponsoring this legislation.

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