September 1, 2011 1 Comment
People thought that we would be living on the moon by 2020. But that probably won’t happen, because the United Nations passed a stupid Moon Treaty.
The Moon Treaty essentially states that no individual or organization can own land on the moon. The Treaty was made so that countries wouldn’t fight each other over moon assets or resources.
That is dumb. There are some people who would want to live on the moon, but don’t because they can’t own the land. The Moon Treaty is delaying the settlement of the Moon. I think that the United Nations should offer free land to the first 80,000 moon settlers. People currently aren’t too excited about living on the moon, that is why we need to use free land as door busters to get people into the store.
But, the United Nations (UN) will never give out free land to the first moon settlers. The UN doesn’t want people living on the moon. The United Nations enacted the moon treaty so that no one would live and the moon and that way the UN wouldn’t have to send ambassadors and peacekeepers to the moon to straighten out conflicts. Sending one group of UN peacekeepers or ambassadors to the moon is basically a third of the UN’s budget for the year.