Veto Abuse

Each of the five permanent members of the UN (United Nations) security council has a veto. It is like an unlimited stack of get-out-of-jail free cards those five countries can use to excuse their unlawful behaviour or of anyone else they wish to protect. This violates the principle of rule of law. Use of the veto is the #1 reason the UN has been so ineffective. It should be abolished entirely, but in the interim, we should require a double veto. To veto a measure would require two veto votes from two different countries. Later it would be upped to a triple veto, then a quad veto, then a unanimous veto, then dispense with vetoes altogether.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)