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UN Decision on Venezuela Proves Nikki Haley Right

UN Decision on Venezuela Proves Nikki Haley Right

A delegate from Venezuela looks at a book referring to Simon Bolivar, a Venezuelan military and political leader, titled "Bolivar, Heroe, Genio y Pensamiento Universal" (Bolivar, hero, genius and universal thinker), during U.S. President Trump's address at the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN Headquarters in New York, September 24, 2019. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

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The United Nations admitted Venezuela as a member to its Human Rights Council Thursday, a move that the United Stated immediately denounced as “an embarrassment” because of the conditions its citizens are forced to live under during the brutal Nicolas Maduro regime.

But more than that, it confirms former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley’s assessment that the body has devolved into “a cesspool of political bias.”

Venezuela joins its other members on the Human Rights Council, which include, in part, Libya, Mauritania, and Sudan, all of which have historically low human rights records, as reported by Human Rights Watch.

Indonesia was also accepted into council membership. Human Rights Watch criticized it as recently as last year for imprisoning religious minorities for violating the country’s ambiguous laws prohibiting blasphemy against its official state religion — Islam.

You can judge how a government treats its own people by observing which direction the human traffic flows when the gates separating it from other countries are opened. East Berliners rushed to the west when the Berlin Wall fell. Foreigners flood into the United States even when the gates are shut tight.

No one’s scrambling to vacation in Venezuela — or Libya, Mauritania, or Sudan for that matter. But yeah, let’s let them judge civil rights abuses of The United States and Israel.

Kelly Craft, the United Nations Ambassador to the U.N., denounced the vote in a scathing statement, according to Fox News.

“Today’s election of the former Maduro regime in Venezuela to the UN Human Rights Council is an embarrassment to the United Nations and a tragedy for the people of Venezuela,” her statement said.

“I am personally aggrieved that 105 countries voted in favor of this affront to human life and dignity,” Craft added. “It provides ironclad proof that the Human Rights Council is broken and reinforces why the United States withdrew.”

Haley, Craft’s predecessor, also condemned Thursday’s vote.

"The UN Human Rights Council is a total sham. The vote today proved that again today. Venezuela, Mauritania, Libya, and Sudan win elections," she observed, adding, “#Pathetic.”

On July 4, 2019, less than four months ago, the United Nations itself reported numerous human rights abuses committed under the government of Venezuela, and President Donald Trump referenced that very report during his address to the U.N. General Assembly in September.

“According to a recent report by the United Nations Human Rights Council," Trump said, "women in Venezuela stand in line for 10 hours every day waiting for food, over 15,000 people have been detained as political prisoners, modern day death squads are carrying out thousands of extrajudicial killings."

As the president blasted the regime for its human rights violations, the Venezuelan delegate reportedly read a book.

The struggles of the Venezuelan people have also been a source of dark humor for satirical “news” sites like The Babylon Bee, which recently “reported” that “Venezuela Praised For Achieving World's First Zero-Hour Work Week,” and “Ocasio-Cortez Praises Venezuela For Making Everyone A Millionaire Through Hyperinflation.”

Other than providing for the common defense, the primary reason government exists at all is to protect our fundamental, God-given, unalienable rights — not to invade those rights. Haley knew this when she announced that the United States was withdrawing from the U.N. Human Rights Council in June of last year.

"Human rights abusers continue to serve on, and be elected to, the council ... The world's most inhumane regimes continue to escape its scrutiny, and the council continues politicizing scapegoating of countries with positive human rights records in an attempt to distract from the abusers in its ranks," Haley told the body.

"For too long," she continued, "the Human Rights Council has been a protector of human rights abusers, and a cesspool of political bias."

If the GOP is looking for a 2024 presidential candidate, look no further than Haley. She’s both smart and principled, she speaks her mind and does so boldly and courageously.

As a praised, two-term former governor of South Carolina, she has successful executive experience.

Of importance to no one other than progressives, she’s a woman to boot, and as the daughter of Indian Sikh immigrants, she’s technically a member of that class of individuals so worshiped by the left: “a person of color.”

Haley’s the perfect candidate. And maybe as president she’ll take the ultimate step and pull the United States out of the U.N. altogether, then boot the U.N. out of New York City, and turn the building into something useful for once — like a shelter for homeless veterans.

Michael Dorstewitz is a retired lawyer and has been a frequent contributor to BizPac Review and Liberty Unyielding. He is also a former U.S. Merchant Marine officer and an enthusiastic Second Amendment supporter, who can often be found honing his skills at the range. To read more of his reports — Click Hee Now.

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