Tuesday, April 12, 2005

They've Gotta Be Better Than The Real Thing

There were lots of high school students crawling all over the campus of The University of Oregon this past week. They were there to hold a mock session of the United Nations:

More than 1,000 Oregon high school students participated in the three-day Model United Nations conference, which concluded Saturday at the University of Oregon. The event was sponsored by the Oregon High School International Relations League, a state tradition since 1948.

Students representing 140 countries formed committees and adopted 36 resolutions, from gender equity in Latin America and the Caribbean to self-determination for Gibraltar.

Maybe it wouldn't be a bad idea if the students replaced the Real Thing.

The kids could probably do a better job than the legions of bureaucrats headed by
Kofi Annan and would likely cost the U.S. taxpayer less.
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