Congressman Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) got #amexit rolling with a post on his Facebook page just two days after the historic Brexit vote. He wrote:
Time for #amexit? I'm a cosponsor of H.R. 1205 to get the US out of the UN. #brexit
Less than a week later he had received 5100 likes and his post, which included a photo of the first page of H.R. 1205, a bill "To end membership of the United States in the United Nations," had been shared 7500 times. He'd also received 657 comments, mostly supportive.
When someone posted a question about why getting out of the UN would be good, Massie posted:
In one word, Sovereignty. 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.
Just that short response received 754 likes!
For more information about Massie's #amexit campaign, read "After Brexit, U.S. Congressman Promotes #Amexit from UN."
According to the official summary of H.R. 1205, it "Directs the President to terminate U.S. membership in the United Nations (U.N.), including any organ, specialized agency, commission, or other formally affiliated body."
As of July 1, H.R. 1205 has six cosponsors in the House. This bill deserves a whole lot more than that.
Just as the UK voted to regain its independence by leaving the European Union, it is time to restore our nation's independence by ending our membership in the United Nations.
Please phone your representative (202-225-3121) and senators (202-224-3121) in support of cosponsoring and passing H.R. 1205 to Get US Out! of the UN.
Please also email them the same message.