67 years ago the U.S. charter was signed. Since then it has been the topic of much debate. Should it trump national sovereignty? Should it have a military force? Why can Russia, France or any other nation veto something that is in the best interest of our country?
I have my own personal beliefs in every one of those questions and my positions seem to be more a shade of grey rather than black or white. I often think it is beneficial to look at this through the lenses of another nation? Why ought the United States, or any other country have the ability to do something that no other nation agrees with? For example did we have the right to invade Iraq even after the war was shot down in the Security Council by France? Maybe, but maybe not given what has happened.
Listen, I have just as many gripes about the U.N as anyone but I do think it should be preserved and should establish a military force to give its resolutions some actual teeth. The U.N helps increase international dialogue and serves as a force for the free peoples of the world.
Call me crazy but I believe you can be conservative and still support the U.N.