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Majority of Americans Think UN Is Anti-American, Survey Says
CNSNEWS.com ^ | 12/09/04 | Melanie Hunter

Posted on 12/09/2004 4:32:13 PM PST by kattracks

(CNSNews.com) - A national survey has found that U.S. voters consider the United Nations anti-American by a 2-to-1 margin.

The survey by the Center for Individual Freedom Foundation also found that conservatives believe the world body to be anti-American by a margin of 61 percent to 23 percent, while moderates agree with the belief by a margin of 52 percent to 27 percent, and liberals believe it by a margin of 41 percent to 36 percent.

"One of the things that's most striking about the results of the survey is the relative consistency of viewpoints among very diverse demographic groups," said CFIF executive director Jeffrey Mazzella.

"The U.N. has long attempted to impose a system of global taxation to redistribute wealth from citizens of the world's developed nations like the United States to developing countries around the globe," Mazzella said.

"In fact, Secretary General Kofi Annan amplified his call for 'alternative sources of financing' at a recent meeting of the U.N. General Assembly in New York," he said.

"If Annan had his way, American taxpayers would be sending even more of our hard-earned dollars to the U.N. in the form of global taxes on everything from the gas we use in our automobiles to our e-mail communications," Mazzella added.

"The American people clearly recognize that global taxation threatens our nation's sovereignty, especially when you consider that the U.N. would use that money against American interests," he said.

The survey of 1,200 voters was conducted between Nov. 14 and Nov. 16 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 percent at the 95 percent confidence interval.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antiamericanism; un

1 posted on 12/09/2004 4:32:13 PM PST by kattracks
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To: kattracks

Meanwhile, the State Department keeps offering to toss the U.N.'s salad every chance they get!


2 posted on 12/09/2004 4:33:14 PM PST by Prime Choice (I like Democrats, too. Let's exchange recipes.)
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To: kattracks

Well, and that is because Americans ain't deaf and blind.


3 posted on 12/09/2004 4:33:18 PM PST by Kurt_D
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To: kattracks

We may be slow but we ain't dumb.


4 posted on 12/09/2004 4:36:05 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: kattracks

Sniffle sniffle. :)


5 posted on 12/09/2004 4:38:33 PM PST by Tealc (Mail me if you want on or off my Jaffa, Kree! ping list)
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To: kattracks; All
I'll be hornswaggled!

Click this picture & go to the "last" for the latest UN scandals:


6 posted on 12/09/2004 4:45:24 PM PST by backhoe (-30-)
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To: kattracks

I don't need no stinkin' poll to tell me that. Somethings are just obvious.


7 posted on 12/09/2004 4:46:45 PM PST by crazyhorse691 (We won. We don't need to be forgiving. Let the heads roll!!!!!!!!!)
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To: facedown

Or as us Southerners say, talking slow don't mean thinking slow.


8 posted on 12/09/2004 4:49:14 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (God is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: kattracks
The survey by the Center for Individual Freedom Foundation also found that conservatives believe the world body to be anti-American by a margin of 61 percent to 23 percent.

No way 23% of conservatives would disagree.

10 posted on 12/09/2004 4:52:54 PM PST by usurper (Correct spelling is overrated)
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To: kattracks
Does anyone....I mean anyone believe that United States style diplomacy would be utilized by any of these rogue countries sheltered by the U.N., if they had nuclear weapons.....?

Well DOH! Why do we? At some point we must allow the axe to drop.....drop on every country that supports terrorism or UN corruption... The sharpness of the axe can be their choice. Once they achieve nuclear parity....we have a problem...Houston!

11 posted on 12/09/2004 4:58:18 PM PST by cbkaty
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To: kattracks
"If Annan had his way, American taxpayers would be sending even more of our hard-earned dollars to the U.N. in the form of global taxes on everything from the gas we use in our automobiles to our e-mail communications,"

Annan can go take a flying leap off a tall buiding
12 posted on 12/09/2004 5:04:42 PM PST by Charlespg (Civilization and freedom are only worthy of those who defend or support defending It)
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To: Charlespg

Or we could just go ahead and toss him off.....

I volunteer!


13 posted on 12/09/2004 5:16:16 PM PST by An Old Marine (Freedom isn't Free)
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To: backhoe

Really liked the cartoon!


14 posted on 12/09/2004 5:19:00 PM PST by WmShirerAdmirer
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To: WmShirerAdmirer

Thanks! Humor seems to get more responses.


15 posted on 12/09/2004 5:21:20 PM PST by backhoe (-30-)
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To: kattracks

I am disappointed that they didn't publicize the rest of the questions which were on the survey. For instance:

Q 23. Do you think it gets dark at night? Y / N

Q 26. Would it be so cold in the winter if all of that
snow and ice wasn't around? Y / N

Q 28. Do you tape a picture of Hillary Clinton to the
inside of your medicine cabinet as an emergency
emetic? Y / N

Enquiring minds want to know... Did 23% of the survey subjects need the questions read to them?


16 posted on 12/09/2004 6:20:16 PM PST by pickrell (Old dog, new trick...sort of)
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To: kattracks

This is one of GW's great accomplishments. Prior to his admin claiming you though the UN was up to no good would get you pegged as a tinfoil hat type.

Now its mainstream to call em as they are.

I stand in awe of GW.


17 posted on 12/09/2004 6:51:54 PM PST by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now !)
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To: facedown

We ain't slow either. I would be very surprised if the U.N. won a lot of popularity contests even back in the 40s. It sure didn't when Wilson proposed the idea way back when.


18 posted on 12/09/2004 8:35:50 PM PST by LibertarianInExile (NO BLOOD FOR CHOCOLATE! Get the UN-ignoring, unilateralist Frogs out of Ivory Coast!)
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To: cbkaty

I think....that....you're right....on....this BUMP.


19 posted on 12/09/2004 8:36:48 PM PST by LibertarianInExile (NO BLOOD FOR CHOCOLATE! Get the UN-ignoring, unilateralist Frogs out of Ivory Coast!)
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To: America_Land_Of_The_Free

cat $%#% is unamerican?


20 posted on 12/09/2004 8:37:40 PM PST by dangus
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To: usurper

Further proof that self-identified surveys leave much to be desired. You can call a cow a duck, but that don't make it a duck.


21 posted on 12/09/2004 8:37:51 PM PST by LibertarianInExile (NO BLOOD FOR CHOCOLATE! Get the UN-ignoring, unilateralist Frogs out of Ivory Coast!)
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To: pickrell

Ice and snow actually make it warmer in the winter; and deginitely make it feel warmer. You're mixing up cause and effect.


22 posted on 12/09/2004 8:38:50 PM PST by dangus
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