The United Nations is proof that the only thing that comes with bigger government is more corruption and less accountability. In fact:
An independent academic study assessing best and worst practices among aid agencies ranked U.N. organizations among the worst.
The UN is corrupt from top to bottom and works to block investigations when they are tried. This corruption results in part from the principles which helped establish the United Nations in the first place.
The UN was created from nation-states under a philosophy first enunciated by the Treaty of Versailles and incorporated into the League of Nations, the forerunner to the UN. This philosophy held that every nation that is a distinct cultural group was entitled to a state.
This predictably triggered a proliferation of such nation-states. There were 51 nations on founding day of the UN in October 1945. Today there are 193. The UN's structure was made unworkable and undemocratic from the start because each state has one vote, regardless of population size.
This problem exploded after the Second World War with the collapse of colonialism and latterly communism. UN membership grew, and a new challenge to democracy emerged when groups of very small nation-states were used to sway votes. They were courted by individual countries and groups to outvote the will of other countries that in fact represented most of the world’s population. (The top seven nations in the UN account for 50 percent of the world’s population.)
Maurice Strong used the UN for his goal of world socialism through the threat of global warming. When he told investigative journalist Elaine Dewar, author of the Cloak of Green, that his goal was to undermine capitalism by shutting down the industrialized nations, she suggested he run for politics. He replied that you cannot do anything as a politician. However, in the UN he could get all the money he wanted and not be accountable to anyone. After spending several days with Strong at the UN Dewar concluded:
Strong was using the U.N. as a platform to sell a global environment crisis and the Global Governance Agenda.
Strong functioned with the connivance and support of most world leaders who are, therefore, complicit in the corruptive use of power. Besides setting up his own UN agency, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), he specifically involved the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), which in turn embroiled all national weather bureaus, including Environment Canada, in his corruption.
He was also using the cumulative support of small nations to push his climate agenda through the General Assembly. None of them are really threatened by sea level rise. It was just easy to convince their political leaders of the false problem, in exchange for world attention and financial aid, in exchange for General Assembly votes.
It was easier to buy the leader of one small island than grapple with the leader of a developed democratic nation like the US or India.
There are 13 UN member nations with populations of less than 100,000 people. Tuvalu, featured in major media stories (and an Oscar-winning documentary) about the threat of sea level rise due to warming, has a population of 9,876 people, but has a UN vote equal to the 1.4 billion people in China or the 1.3 billion in India.
The leaders of these small countries will always vote to receiving what amounts to minuscule amounts of money from the Kyoto Protocol and latterly the Green Climate Fund. All politicians are vulnerable to bribes, but the small ones with limited income opportunities are more vulnerable.
It is time to close down the UN. The few things it does to benefit people are more than canceled out by the corruption, abuse of power, lack of accountability, and an inability to enforce any of its resolutions.
If it is to continue at all, the headquarters must be moved to Jerusalem.