What are we, nuts? To leave the UN sends yet another message to the rest of the world that we don't care about dialogue, about maintaining stability, or are interested in cooperation, not to mention the planet. We are deluded by the myth that we don't need anyone else, that we can succeed by pulling up our own bootstraps and that individualism is supreme. We are sorely mistaken. We are also deluded by our marks of prosperity into thinking the world owes us something, that we have given out while getting nothing in return. We are blinded by our arrogance and narcissism to how much we rely on other nations and how we fare pretty badly compared to many others, including those we are quick to turn up our noses at. The UN stands for the values of peace, justice, and freedom. If that's not an institution we should participate in, we are being deeply hypocritical and doing a real disservice to our nation.