Let's beat the UN at their own online game
By neorepublitarian Posted in Foreign Affairs — Comments (5) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
A couple weeks back, Captain Ed wrote a post about a new website from the UN Foundation:
OD1 wants people to submit their video suggestions for the Day 1 policy of the US. So far, most of what's posted consists of the standard progressive policy fare -- stop "cowboy diplomacy" (from Joe Wilson, no less!), withdraw from Iraq, invade Darfur, restore peace in the Middle East -- restore? -- and close Gitmo.
Maybe a few conservatives could add our policy goals to the mix. Do you want limited government, a strong national defense, and effective forward strategies against terrorists? Let the UN Foundation know. After all, if they're willing to promote a suggestion about withdrawing from Turtle Bay altogether, everything else should be on the table.
He's right, it's a website that looks like it wants to be though of as nonpartisan, but still features Joe "Plame" Wilson on the front page.
But there are at least a few conservatives there, or at least anti-left. And it's not mostly video, it's actually mostly text. That is, it doesn't seem you have to actually record a video (although I expect that would get attention more easily). But here's a great one that just went up today, which I quote entirely here:
Reduce the size of government by making government really boring
It's to nobody's benefit that people are allowed to spend their entire lives without real jobs, and then congratulate themselves for doing it and calling it "service." There is no sacrifice in government. It's a privilege, and anyone who tells you otherwise is lying. But politicians are good at that. So: Let's have term limits. If we can't have term limits, let's remove the perks. Motivate people to serve because it is a responsibility, not a career opportunity. End career politicians now.
Can't hardly argue with that.
I have put a comment up on there, and rated it 5 stars. If you have a spare moment, jump over there, add a comment (you don't have to login) and vote it up. It would be great to push this one to the top. The community is still small, so it's still possible. It would be amazing to make this UN site say some decidedly un-UN things.