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Thread: which do you prefer?

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    which do you prefer?

    Would you rather the U.S. continue playing the role of world police or gradually take a stance of isolationist?
    Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.
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    Re: which to you prefere?

    While I don't think either extreme is necessary, we've spent far too much time playing world police and pissed off most of our neighbors doing it, we need to be more concerned with our own borders and less with everyone else's. That doesn't mean that if people need help and come to us for help, that we cannot render it, but running around sticking our nose into everyone else's troubles has done nothing to strengthen our own nation.
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    Re: which to you prefere?

    Quote Originally Posted by kamino View Post
    Would you rather the U.S. continue playing the role of world police or gradually take a stance of isolationist?
    Yours is a simplistic notion and your poll poses a false dichotomy.

    The question is, 'will we exert any influence on the matters in this world that will effect us or not?'

    Will we use our power for good or not?

    By affecting matters in the early stages we can and do prevent wars.

    We are the only nation on Earth strong enough and willing to stand for the rights of others as well as ourselves.

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    Re: which do you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by kamino View Post
    Would you rather the U.S. continue playing the role of world police or gradually take a stance of isolationist?
    If I had to pick an extreme, I'd vote for Team America every time

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    Re: which to you prefere?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    While I don't think either extreme is necessary....
    There are Elvis people and there are Beatles people. Now Elvis people can like the Beatles and Beatles people can like Elvis, but it's imposable to like Elvis and the Beatles equally and at some point you have to make a choice.

    It's just a way to find out where one stands, not assert that extremes are the only potabilities.

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    Re: which do you prefer?

    I don't think we have to turn to isolationism. But I do think we should quit being the world's police. People should solve their own problems, but that doesn't mean we would have nothing to do with them. Trade and exchange is good, but expending our resources and military for something that is not in defense of America I think is maybe a bit too far. Friends with all, entangling treaties with none.
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    Re: which do you prefer?

    Why isolationism rather than noninterventionism? Trade with all, alliances with none.
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    Re: which do you prefer?

    With the fall of the Russians, they're imperialist socialist ideaology, we became what we feared the most, the Russians.

    We are going to fall just like the russians fell, bankrupt.

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    Re: which do you prefer?

    Quote(We are going to fall just like the russians fell, bankrupt.)

    The Western World is already Bankrupt,

    However unlike the Russians we are not yet morally Bankrupt,

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    Re: which do you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    Quote(We are going to fall just like the russians fell, bankrupt.)

    The Western World is already Bankrupt,

    However unlike the Russians we are not yet morally Bankrupt,
    Unfortunately, I get the impression that Russia is more cultured, more moral than some of Europe right now.

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