By Ashley Chapman
Admirable. Elegant. Powerful. Sincere.
These are just a few words used to describe US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki
Haley. While the end of this year marks the close of Hailey’s unparalleled service, she will
forever be memorialized as “the girl who could.”
In two short years, she dared to challenge the global political correctness, by holding true
speech above all else.
“It was time for us to start talking about what we believed in and what we did not.” Haley stated in a Hannity interview, “This is a new day and a new time, where we don’t abstain. You know exactly where the United States stands; you know what we are for and what we are against, and you know where we are going.”
Indeed, she has done just that.
She led the charge and passed the most punishing sanctions on North Korea to date (U.N.
Security Council Resolutions 2371 and 2375). In 2018, North Korea not only took notice of the
United States resolved ambassador, but also North Korea abruptly began steps towards mending its relationships with its global neighbors. This year marked the discontinuation of North Korea’s missile launches, for over 12 months. Haley was not surprised. Also, Haley lead the charge against Iran and Syria, for their continued abuse and genocidal actions against their people, and funding international terrorist organizations throughout the Middle East and the world.
2018 marked the moment when Hailey single-handedly went head-to-head with the entire
security council, after the United States was overwhelmingly reprimanded, for moving the
American Embassy to Jerusalem. From the first day on the job, Hailey was not detured from
speaking out about the anti-Israel sentiment rampant in the UN halls. She precisely attacked the overstepping of the council by trying to brow-beat the US back into submission. Hailey wasn’t having it.
“Yesterday’s opening, of our embassy in Jerusalem,” Hailey calmly spoke, “is a cause of
celebration for the American people. Moving the US Embassy to the city of Jerusalem was the
right thing to do. It reflects the will of the American people. It reflects our sovereign right to
determine the location of our embassy – a right that everyone in this room claims for their own country.”
Hailey’s speech left many of her fellow ambassadors dumbfounded, as she not only defended the US’s move but also pointed out the blatant disregard of the facts by the council.
Lastly, this year marked the groundbreaking decision to pull out of the United Nations
Human Rights Council. Hailey summed up the decision in these words,
“I want to make it crystal clear that this step is not a retreat from our human rights
commitments. On the contrary. We take this step because our commitment does not allow us to remain a part of a hypocritical and self-serving organization that makes a mockery of human rights.”
Hailey has served as an inspiration for all young women, showing us that people do not
define you, nor your future accomplishments.
“I think my differences have always had people underestimate me, and I think that’s the fun I have: going and proving them wrong.”
Nikki Haley is our 2018 Woman of the year.