It is totally reprehensible to use the United Nations as a fearmongering tool in Macon County political discourse. I write as a person with some knowledge. While I have never been a UN employee, I have on occasion collaborated on UN-supported programs – not in this country, but in Costa Rica and Panama. One of them specifically supported private property rights by assisting small landholders to acquire legal title to farms they had worked for many years. That some of the beneficiaries reacted to enhanced property value by selling their properties was not the intended result, but it certainly gives the lie to the image of the UN as anti-private property zealots.