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    Poll: Isolationism soars among Americans

    A survey taken by the Pew Research center for the People & the Press revealed that a growing number of Americans are favor the United States' disengaging from international affairs. The Associated Press reported:

    Americans are turning away from the world, showing a tendency toward isolationism in foreign affairs that has risen to the highest level in four decades, a poll released Thursday found.

    Almost half, 49 percent, told the polling organization that the United States should "mind its own business" internationally and let other countries get along the best they can on their own, the Pew Research Center survey found. That's up from 30 percent who said that in December 2002.
    The Associated Press: Poll: Isolationism soars among Americans

    The entire report can be found at: http://people-press.org/reports/pdf/569.pdf

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    Re: Poll: Isolationism soars among Americans

    Very interesting. I agree in that America starts alot of problems, but I think it is kind of greedy of Americans to be willing to sacrifice the greater good of the world to just avoid the problems out there.

    America should possible interfere less in the world overall but America certainly shouldn't just "mind its own business." If anything, the problem is that we only interfere in the world to get gains for our own, when we should be concerned with interfering, if it will help the world as a whole.
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    Re: Poll: Isolationism soars among Americans

    I wonder how much of it is simply the fact that America has some serious problems of its own it needs to deal with at the moment.
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    Re: Poll: Isolationism soars among Americans

    free trade is part of capitalism.

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    Re: Poll: Isolationism soars among Americans

    Isn't it easy for all of the Anti-American Socialists/Communists blame & America firsters to want to bury their empty heads in the sand.

    The very best thing you can do to help Obama lend aid and comfort to the enemy is do nothing and allow Obama to get his way and allow infiltrators to continue to cross our borders unchecked, ignore terrorist attacks (Ft, Hood), and announce our military plans to the enemy. All the time doing nothing while they build their forces and power and eventually hit us here at home again.

    Of course Obama the do nothing right yet imbecile can always use his favorite excuse for everything he fouls up and blame Bush but that's getting plenty damn old.

    Isolationism was preached by a lot of people when the first Nation run by NAZIs were taking over Europe before we entered WWII, imagine what it would be like had we done as they wanted us to do. You'd be speaking German and saluting a different Socialist/Communist government.
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    Re: Poll: Isolationism soars among Americans

    illegal immigrants are part of capitalism.

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    Re: Poll: Isolationism soars among Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    I wonder how much of it is simply the fact that America has some serious problems of its own it needs to deal with at the moment.
    we are part of the big picture too. If we will hurt ourselves more then we can fix in the world, then of course we should work on our own problems.

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    Re: Poll: Isolationism soars among Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Isn't it easy for all of the Anti-American Socialists/Communists blame & America firsters to want to bury their empty heads in the sand.

    The very best thing you can do to help Obama lend aid and comfort to the enemy is do nothing and allow Obama to get his way and allow infiltrators to continue to cross our borders unchecked, ignore terrorist attacks (Ft, Hood), and announce our military plans to the enemy. All the time doing nothing while they build their forces and power and eventually hit us here at home again.

    Of course Obama the do nothing right yet imbecile can always use his favorite excuse for everything he fouls up and blame Bush but that's getting plenty damn old.

    Isolationism was preached by a lot of people when the first Nation run by NAZIs were taking over Europe before we entered WWII, imagine what it would be like had we done as they wanted us to do. You'd be speaking German and saluting a different Socialist/Communist government.
    Your obsession with Obama worries me.
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    Re: Poll: Isolationism soars among Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Isn't it easy for all of the Anti-American Socialists/Communists blame & America firsters to want to bury their empty heads in the sand.

    The very best thing you can do to help Obama lend aid and comfort to the enemy is do nothing and allow Obama to get his way and allow infiltrators to continue to cross our borders unchecked, ignore terrorist attacks (Ft, Hood), and announce our military plans to the enemy. All the time doing nothing while they build their forces and power and eventually hit us here at home again.

    Of course Obama the do nothing right yet imbecile can always use his favorite excuse for everything he fouls up and blame Bush but that's getting plenty damn old.

    Isolationism was preached by a lot of people when the first Nation run by NAZIs were taking over Europe before we entered WWII, imagine what it would be like had we done as they wanted us to do. You'd be speaking German and saluting a different Socialist/Communist government.
    what are you talking about???

    Obama's ideas of more American invertention are im sure what is pissing off alot of people in this poll...

    Even if you don't like Obama, he certainly isn't being isolationist.

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    Re: Poll: Isolationism soars among Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by scottsoperson View Post
    illegal immigrants are part of capitalism.
    What a really uneducated statement. I am prohibited in saying what it really is.

    First these are not illegal immigrants, they are illegal aliens. They are here because regardless of who was in the White house except possibly during WWII not one of them have enforced the laws on the books.

    Census Bureau: Over 100,000 Illegal Aliens from the Middle East
    New Government Report Raises Concerns in Light of Terrorist Threat
    Center for Immigration Studies

    So get the facts, it's not capitalism as anti-Americans like to Blame everything on, it's because people don't want to enforce the law because it would effect the lefts power base which counts on them for votes legal and illegal. All they care about is power and to hell with the United States if the left can claim victory.

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