Angle eyes United Nations for elimination, too

ANGLE EYES UNITED NATIONS FOR ELIMINATION, TOO…. Sharron Angle (R), the extremist Senate candidate in Nevada, is already well known for wanting to eliminate Social Security, Medicare, and several cabinet agencies. But don’t forget, she has her eyes on Turtle Bay, too.

The United Nations resides on our soil and costs us money. We are — I don’t see any place in the Constitution — in those eight priorities — about the United Nations. So when we start talking about cutting programs, 5% per year, I think the United Nations fits into that category, yes.”

Obviously, Angle is stark raving mad, so it’s silly to expect her to know what she’s talking about. But the Constitution offers the government the ability to enter into treaties and alliances. It’s actually pretty basic stuff. The words “United Nations” obviously don’t appear in the Constitution, because, much like the words “Air Force,” “Federal Highway System,” and “Nevada,” no one had come up with the idea in the late 18th century

Of course, by Angle’s twisted logic, practically all of the federal government would have to be eliminated.

Which is almost certainly the point.

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