Ukraine’s rights as a sovereign nation, as guaranteed by the U.N. Charter, are currently being violated by Russia. What can the U.N. do, when Russia is one of the U.N. Security Council’s permanent members?

Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines — and every other country that enjoys the freedom of international waters — are currently having their rights, as guaranteed by the U.N.’s Convention on the Law of the Sea, violated by China. What can the U.N. do, when China is one of the U.N. Security Council’s permanent members?

There is no fixing the U.N. It is constitutionally incapable of making anything better; it puts the bad guys in charge of making the world less bad. It is a farcical monument to conflict of interest.

The U.S. pays the U.N. $8 billion every year, and covers roughly one-quarter of both the U.N.’s regular budget and its peacekeeping budget. Let’s pull out of the U.N., let it crumble, and put our $8 billion toward a new organization: a United Free Nations, whose goal will be to bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

(And then we’ll actually have world peace: It’s a well-established fact that democracies never go to war with one another.)