I think we should "join" the UN. And by that I mean we should be an equal partner. I am not sure we have ever acted as an equal partner or member of the UN. We decide what we want to do and if the UN doesn't agree we go ahead and do what we want anyway. That costs us much more than the cost of being a member. Why not renegotiate what is expected of us to be a member if we think the cost is too high. And let's truly consider if we are right when it would seem much of the world thinks of us as tyrants.