“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
I don't agree that we should land the first American unit in Libya, unless they're going into a free fire zone and are locked, cocked and ready to rock, but it would be a bad idea to turn our back on the rebels.
Let Africa deal with it. This is not our responsibility.
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United States non-interventionism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
You're welcome to retract your claim whenever you want. The founders were military isolationists. They didn't believe in sending in troops to another country unless our own system of governance was in jeopardy. It was only in the late 19th century that America became open to the idea of 'spreading our ideals'. Read about, progressivism played a huge role in this.President Thomas Jefferson extended Washington's ideas in his March 4, 1801 inaugural address: "peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none." Jefferson's phrase "entangling alliances" is, incidentally, sometimes incorrectly attributed to Washington.
In 1823, President James Monroe articulated what would come to be known as the Monroe Doctrine, which some have interpreted as non-interventionist in intent: "In the wars of the European powers, in matters relating to themselves, we have never taken part, nor does it comport with our policy, so to do. It is only when our rights are invaded, or seriously menaced that we resent injuries, or make preparations for our defense."
The United States' policy of non-intervention was maintained throughout most of the 19th century. The first significant foreign intervention by the US was the Spanish-American War, which saw the US occupy and control the Philippines.
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I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
US will be blamed if anything gets wrong. Let the world show US how they expect it to act.
Why should Libya register the world's attention when Darfur did not? What makes Libya so damn special? Just thinking about it makes me furious. Tens of thousands died in Darfur. Thousands and the UN most certainly did not act in the same speed.
Leave Libya alone. Let them deal with it and their own Government.
And if the people die. Well ... every revolution in history has shed blood. This will be no different.
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