One of the dreams of our forefathers was that the country they were risking life and riches for would one day be an example to the rest of the world. They wanted America to be a city on a hill. A society that was to lead the world through example.
Many times, this has been the case. We have led the world in industrial innovation and production. We were once the leader in education. And we have led the world away from the brink of socialistic and fascist darkness. But, this was not all that the Pilgrims envisioned.
What the Pilgrims envisioned was a people led by righteousness. A people that would have as the light of their feet the Word of God. People that would lead the world in righteousness as they showed the great benefit of living according to the word of God.
We are to be salt and light. And we see a glimpse of what that could look like as the current administration has allowed its convictions to lead in its policy making.
Christian News reports
The Trump administration has ended government funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) over concerns about its complicity in China’s one-child/two-child policy—an accusation that the organization denies.
According to reports, U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker received a letter this week from the U.S. State Department advising him of the development.
“This determination was made based on the fact that China’s family planning policies still involve the use of coercive abortion and involuntary sterilization, and UNFPA partners on family planning activities with the Chinese government agency responsible for these coercive policies,” the letter read.
The Associated Press reports that the $32.5 million that had previously been earmarked for UNFPA will instead be funneled to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), which works to lower maternal mortality rates and reduce gender-based violence in foreign countries.
The inhumane practice of the Chinese of forcing young mothers to kill their second or third child is at the heart of what Trump is trying to do here. He wants to clearly lay out the fact that while he is in charge, there will be a penalty for supporting the murder of the unborn.
This should be just the first of many steps that the administration will take to defund the globalist machine we know as the UN.
Many will scoff at this as too little. They will claim that this is just for show. But, the steps have to be taken, no matter how small. Hopefully, this is the first steps in the long journey away from the UN.