This evening at a parish I went to at the
end of Mass they passed
around letters to be signed to go to our to Senators in support of the
Global Poverty Act. The Senate Bill was introduced by U.S. Senators
Barack Obama (D-IL), Chuck Hagel (R-NE) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA).
Reading through the bill it sounds like another boondoggle in
support of the The United Nations Millennium Development Goals which
will be just as ineffective and wasteful as President Johnson’s “War on
Poverty.” The bill mentions HIV/AIDS and prevention several
times and since abstinence and faithfulness are free you can easily
imagine how the money would be directed towards condoms and
“reproductive health.” Especially since part of the The
United Nations Millennium Development Goals includes
the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination
Women (CEDAW) which is cover for abortion rights.
I just don’t see how further funneling our
money via the bureaucracies of our government and the United Nations is
going to be all that effective in reducing poverty other than filling
the pockets of bureaucrats. Remember the U.N. Oil for Food
program and how that money ended in so many peoples accounts while food
was not delivered to Iraq?