Inspired by the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union last week, Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) has called for America to leave the United Nations:
H.R. 1205, dubbed the American Sovereignty Restoration Act, was first introduced in March 2015:
The act would terminate the country’s membership in the international co-operative organization headquartered in New York City; it would, of course, sever the agreement regarding that Manhattan headquarters.
It would also terminate America’s participation in the World Health Organization, as well as a host of environmental, educational, peacekeeping, diplomatic, scientific, and cultural efforts.
“As a member of the UN, we bind our citizens to decisions made by undemocratic countries, when in fact our constitution should be the supreme law,” Massie wrote in a comment. He also piped in to express his support for other potential hashtags like “U Nexit” and “Americout.”
The bill has six Republican co-sponsors. Unfortunately, it’s been languishing in the House Foreign Affairs Committee for over a year.