NationStates Jolt Archive


11-09-2003, 02:30
Despite how much I would REALLLY want to see stupid lawsuits done away with (it's sad that people no longer have to be smart enough to know steaming coffee is hot or chocolate will make you fat but rather it's better to be DUMB and know how to call an atoorney), this is not really a matter of decision for the UN. The UN is meant for international relations and shuold eb used only to regulate such issues. If we delegate intranational power to the UN we are giving it too mcuh authority and dissolving the powers of each individual country itself. vote AGAINST
11-09-2003, 02:39

We have a thread like this. You should probably re-post your sentiments there. This is a link to page 3. Read the post by The Liberal Hippies (one of my countries) for my argument against.

About the scope of the UN. Maybe you're right, and maybe you're wrong, it's a matter of opinion. My opinion is that common sense should be universal. It's a strong belief of mine, and I'm going to try my damndest to get my view imposed on the world. This lust for power is balalnced out by you who are against the resolution. That's pretty much how it works here. The UN has no set mandate except resolutions can't change game mechanics. So the scope of the UN is whatever the majority wants it to be. Whether the real UN is like this or not is beside the point. In this UN it's a majority > all situation. Each member decides what the UN can and cannot control. It's already been proven in many proposals that would also fall under your definition of 'not under UN rule'.

In a nutshell, I don't think the issue of whether the UN should have control over an aspect of our lives is an argument on its own. It can be used in persuasion, but alone it holds little water.
11-09-2003, 09:06
You're right, common sense SHOULD be universal. Ironic, isn't it, that passing this resolution is a step back from common sense?
11-09-2003, 13:42
There are to many threads on this topic. Please use one of the open and ongoing threads please.

Thank You.

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