"Having so pledged myself, and having been elected to my senatorship upon such pledge, and not having been elected to create an organization to which we would give a promise, either express or implied, that it would have the authority to send our boys all over the Earth, I cannot support the Charter. I believe it is fraught with danger to the American people and to American institutions."
(1886-1959), Governor of North Dakota (1933-34, 1937-39), US Senator (R-ND, 1940-59), one of only two Senators who voted against the United Nations Charter in 1945
Statement to the US Senate - Congressional Record August, 1945
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