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Walker Introduced "Define It To Fight It Act" to Force The United Nations to Define "International Terrorism"

September 14, 2017
Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) today introduced a bill to fight terrorism and force the United Nations to define "international terrorism."

The Define It To Fight would withhold ten percent of United States funding to the United Nations (U.N.) until the intergovernmental organization adopts a definition for "international terrorism." Instead, those funds would be directed to the U.S. Treasury for the purpose of reducing the national debt – which now stands at more than $20 trillion.

Walker introduced the legislation following a speech on the U.S. House of Representatives floor commemorating the 16th anniversary of President George W. Bush's September 14th speech on the rubble of the fallen World Trade Center where he proclaimed, 
"I can hear you, the rest of the world hears you, and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon."
 

The speech also noted the 16th anniversary of the House's 2001 vote for an Authorization for Use of Military Force to combat international terrorism.

The U.N. Security Council adopted Resolution 1373 on September 28, 2001, which created the Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) to become the lead U.N. agent in the war on terror. Since then, the CTC has failed to name a single terrorist, terrorist organization or state-sponsor of terrorism. The three U.S.-identified state sponsors of terror – Iran, Syria and Sudan – have submitted reports to the CTC about their compliance with Resolution 1373. In the absence of any U.N. definition of terrorism, all three states have readily proclaimed that they are engaged in a vigorous campaign to combat terrorism despite clear and irrefutable evidence to the contrary.

The United States is the largest
contributor to the U.N., providing about $3.3 billion a year to finance U.N. activities and financing 22 percent of their budget.

The full text of the resolution can be read here. Walker's speech can be viewed above, and a full transcript is available here:

"Sixteen years ago today, atop a pile of rubble that three days before stood tall as the World Trade Center, President Bush proclaimed to a hurting nation 'I can hear you, the rest of the world hears you.'

"With bullhorn in hand and an arm wrapped around a firefighter, he added: 'The people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!' 

"That same day, Congress passed an Authorization for Use of Military Force to combat international terrorism. Today, that fight still continues, yet the international community has refused to define terrorism.

"How are we, and other nations, to fight a war against something that we cannot even define?

"Today, I am introducing the “Define It To Fight It” Act – a bill that withholds ten percent of our contributions to the United Nations until they define international terrorism – the very thing that they are supposed to be fighting.

"To fulfill President Bush’s promise, we must name our enemy, and then we must make sure they hear us loud and clear. Not just for our lifetime but for generations to come."