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Trick-or-treating to benefit United Nations

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ENNIS – Student groups at Ennis High School trick-or-treated last week in efforts to fund the United Nations’ education arm.
            The U.N., a world body that promotes global governance and global citizenship and counts among its members China, Russia and several Middle Eastern countries, as well as the U.S., is funded in part by American taxpayers.
            The United Nations Children’s Fund, or UNICEF, is the educational arm of the U.N., which is based in New York City.
            Created by treaty in 1945 in San Francisco, many Constitutional rights activists oppose the U.N., alleging the violations of U.S. sovereightny when decisions are made in New York and not Washington, D.C.
            New Ennis ISD superintendent Barbara Qualls, who came to the district from Austin-area school district Lago Vista, supported now-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in the 2008 presidential election with a $250 donation, according to campaign finance reports.
            Clinton, like her husband who served two terms as president, is an avid backer of the U.N.
            Former first lady Laura Bush also held fundraisers for UNICEF when her husband was president.


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