The americans do a good job at keeping the wrold in order but at what cost to there ecomony. I think sometime they need to stop looking after the world and look after themselves
I feel safe since the military attaches our enemys. Wars keep people employed. The troops will come home to no jobs.
I think the rest of the world would appreciate that as well
It is good at times, but the reason a lot of immigrants come to this country is because America is playing the global police. Before, some Americans, whine about immigrants taking are our job, they should read about more about why they come to this country and where our tax money is going to.
before you complain about immigrants taking jobs, take a look at the jobs they do. You think the average american is gonna work in a field picking lettuce or fruit for 80 cents a bushel?
That's what i'm saying! did you read what i wrote? Don't point the finger because i never wrote that they are actually taking our jobs!
To hell with the rest of the world. We have some countries we are naturally close to by culture and history and long friendships (England, Australia, Canada, etc.) and we should aid and help defend them, but to hell with this bullshit of trying to be the world's police department. If they want to fight each other, let them.
There's a lot of common sense in what you say. We are fools to think we can spread hamburger democracy over the globe. At some point, the indigents have to take the bull by the horns, or be dominated as cowardly people will. As a popular comsdian quipped, "You can't fix stupid" That goes thrice for heredity and tradition.
I don't seem to remember the rest of the world appointing us to be the chief of police. Also what bothers me is how we pick and chose where to step in. China (one of the biggest offenders of human rights) we can't seem to kiss their *** enough, but poor little Cuba we treat as if their some big threat to everyone.
I think that america should mind their own business.
I agree, but that does not mean that we could or should turn our backs on the misery of other human beings, if it lies within our capability to help. It's all about humanitarian aid, balance and the prime directive.
Still, we shouldn't bud into other peoples battles unless we're invited or the rest of the world is gonna gang up on the US.
It's sickening to me. We worry soooo much about taking care of other countries and problems in the world, that are really NONE of our business....and completely ignore all the pain and suffering and struggling our own citizens go through. Completely ignore our own issues and problems as a nation. I wish we'd grow a brain and demand these politicians stop focusing so much on the rest of the world. Wish we'd stop buying into these made up lies about "threats" No one would be a threat to us if we have the decency to leave everyone else alone. It's not our job to waste $$ and resources and LIVES on the rest of the world. But from some of these comments, it's obvious the shift away from such stupidity will be very gradual. Here's to 4 more years of depression, suffering, and wasteful spending!(no matter who gets elected)
We don't police the world, we dominate it.
Well i for one thank God for America ..god bless her i say..
.......with respect you misunderstand my point, i for one am thankful for the role the USA has played in the world for the last 60 years. She has fed, defended and freed millions of people, personally i don't buy all this wishy washy liberal nonsense that has been spouted here and wish her a quick recovery to full health.
America doesn't police the world. We're accountable to agreements signed in previous generations. It is necessary to keep an open dialog with other countries.
Last three, four superpowers who tried to police even a small part of the world -- Macedonians, Chinese, Mongols, Romans, Spanish, English -- at best, knocked down hard, at worst rolled up in an old rug and tossed into history's dustbin. <br />
Playing the isolation game is no good either, that's how things went wrong in the 20th century. But drone wars, occupation forces, "regime change"? That's tossing away common sense that the the delegates had in mind when they met in Philadelphia.
I think it's time we get our noses out of other nations business , we can not afford to care for our own people. The cost of war, and having ba<x>ses all over the world has led to our decline. Let's let's others take care of their own problems, we have plenty to deal right on our own soil. It has gotten to the point where we are losing the values that made us great. People from other countries are granted citizenship , then they sue if we practice beliefs that they find offensive . Yet they have the right to practice as they choose. We need to get a gut, America love it or leave it. Let's secure our own borders, police our streets. Spend the money on improving the lives of our own.
It's been said America is an enemy you can trust, but you wouldn't want to be our neighbor. People have some real idea of how far we'll go, but we're the kind of neighbors that ruin the whole neighborhood and make everyone want to move. Unfortunately the world is rapidly becoming a smaller place and the US keeps on being among the worst of all possible neighbors short of having a serial killer or child molester move in. If we're the police of the world we are the classic small town sheriff who bullies people and steps over the line routinely.
We should stop except in extreme cases.
It's an honorable thing to be the one that is looked to for protection if you're the "big kid" on the block. The problem is that we don't honor the "prime directive" of non interference as well as we should because greed and political covenience get in the way.
I find the big kid on the block tends to be a bully.
Good point. Men, no matter how benvolent are prone to misuse power. Even more than money, power corrupts. That's the whole idea of a decentralized, democratic government, right? To keep tyrants in check? That, my friend is the real reason that we the puiblic must always bear arms. To keep the tyrants in check.
I think self policing or earthly policing would be better.
I think its effin stupid and we should stay out of other countries business
I don't think it is our right to impose our will on the world with violence. Nothing good will come of it.
IT'S DISGUSTING. We wonder why so many people hate this country?<br />
We're bullies and corporate thugs!
Every view of the question has a point. It's hard to say. I really wish we could just keep to ourselves, but I've learned that, can, also cause a threat. It's not an easy thing =)
Aaaaww, lol. Thank you. That's so sweet of you to say, Gentleman Wheezers =)