Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Spirit of Jesse


Introducing [legislation to withhold half of the United States' dues unless the United Nations met specified requirements for change] last week, Representative Henry J. Hyde, Republican of Illinois and chairman of the House International Relations Committee, argued, "You can't have reform if you don't withhold dues."

Wasn't this Jesse Helms' ploy in his days on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, holding back UN dues? I was just mulling over the other day how glad I was that Helms was out of government. But, oh happy day, his spirit lives on.

I guess someone has to play to the anti-UN crowd. You know, now that Bolton is in so much trouble.


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