Longtime residents of Arizona will remember billboards similar to this one below that dotted our highways back in the 1960s and 1970s.
Arizona’s newest congressman, former state senate president Andy Biggs, is a wingnut and apparent John Bircher.
He is a co-sponsor of a bill that would force the United States to quit its membership in the United Nations. Republicans File Bill To Terminate United Nations Membership And Revoke Diplomatic Immunity:
Earlier this month, Rep. Michael Rogers (R-AL) filed legislation called The American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2017 on behalf of himself and at least
four six other GOP co-sponsors.
The measure aims to repeal the United Nations Participation Act on 1945, which authorized U.S. membership in the intergovernmental organization.
The bill states that the president “shall terminate all membership by the United States in the United Nations, and in any organ, specialized agency, commission, or other formally affiliated body of the United Nations.”
Additionally, the measure prohibits “diplomatic immunity for U.N. officers or employees.” Without immunity protection for diplomats, the organization would be forced to re-locate its headquarters outside of the United States.
If the bill is passed by Congress, it would take effect two years after being signed into law by President Donald Trump.