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America should, with a few exceptions, stay out of world affairs

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Started: 6/7/2010 Category: Politics
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Avatar7777777

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"Harmony, liberal intercourse with all nations is reconmmended by policy, humanity, and intrest. But even our commerical policy should hold an equal and impartial hand; neither seeking nor granting exclusive favors or preferences."
The quotation above was spoken by the mighty George Washington, and the ideal states the ideal foreign policy for the United States: get involved, but don't get too involved. We may trade and negotiate, but must decline intimate foreign assistance or relations. Nearly without fail, each and every instance America has attempted to 'help' other nations it has evolved into imperialism and/or terrible American loss. However, some advocate intimate foreign assistance to such an extent that the US would throw away all her materials at her own expense.
The US has, throughout her history, had a stark isolationist policy. This policy has generally worked well. While generous assistance of foreign nations is nice, the economy clearly suffers from such help. The dramatic majority of depressions have had a direct link to intimate or extravigant American assitance to foreign nations. While this economic assistance may have been charitable and noble it was most certainly both irresponsible and impracticle. A major cause for the Great Depression in the US was charitable yet irresponsible money lending to Germany. Germany had been unjustly devistated by the Treaty of Verstalies and was struggling to climb out. Because they were so economically crippled they could not pay loans back to the United States. America lost litterally billions of dollars due to generous yet impracticale assistance to a foreign nation. Andrew Jackson is quoted to have said 'To assist others is noble, but our duty is to our own.'
Those suggesting devoted assistance with foreign naationsmake several reasonable points. It is possible some nations will gain loyalty to the US. Japan and the US forged an important alliance due to US phillanthrapy. Advocates of moral obligations concerning intimate foreign assistance point out the US is the overall wealthiest and most powerful nation in the world. They claim the people of the United States are without as much need of assistance as third world countries.
It is possible America may gain profitable alliances through helpful foreign policy. However, the ratio between gain and loss on both ends of American assistance is considerably heavier on the negative side. During the French Revolution, many Americans pushed for the United States to assisted oppressed French citizens to break the shackles of Monarchy. While such actions may have noble intentions the consequences are consistently dire. The French Revolution ended in anarchy. All assistance and finances the US would have shiped to the French would have ended in a collasal devistation in every possible cause. President Madison stated "In matters relating foreign policy, 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 preperations for our defence."
America may benevolently assist foreign nations through these ideals. Advocates of lavish foreign assistance may mean well, but logic and responsiblity sway against them. They claim the US needs less assistance due to her great wealth. While the percentage of living standards in the US is far superior to nearly any other nation, the population of the US is an enormous 307 million. The US Census reports 15 percent of all Americans struggle to obtain the basic necessities of bread and water. The total population of these struggling Americans is more numerous than any third world country with the slight exception of Congo. These Americans are in need of as much assistance as foreign nations. President John Quincy Adams is quoted to have said 'The United States is a nation that cares for its citizens first.'
Some polititions advocate radical foreign intimacy. History has repetitiously proven such policies to result in utter disaster. Intimate foreign assistance has proven time and time again to end in utter disaster. Many polititions do not consider America's primary responsiblity: her own people.
USApatriot

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While analyzing the results of America intervening or assisting other countries we must look at the long term effect, not the immediate result. I agree with the quote "To assist others is noble but our duty is to our own" but in many cases helping others is to our own benefit. For example, World War II.
In the beginning of the war the United states tried to stay out of the war as long as we possibly could keeping our "stark isolationist policy". Eventually we had to enter the war. We lost many men and our country forfeited many resources. We did temporarily control Germany but only to restore it to its democratic original state as soon as possible. If we had not entered when we did, there would had been many more deaths and the war would have moved to our land. Obviously something had to be done. If we had listened to the isolationists and kept our stark policy then there would have been complete genocide and soon our own country would have been under attack and very possibly overtaken.
Also as a humanitarian country it is our goal to conserve peace. One way to do this is to assist a country in need. If Germany stayed weak and poor with no real government, hostile neighbors would soon over run the country.
Debate Round No. 1
Avatar7777777

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I actually did not type this. It was someone else on my acount. I do not actually beleive this.
USApatriot

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I understand..but what does that mean? is it a tie or what..
Debate Round No. 2
Avatar7777777

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I don't know.....I guess I lose for leaving my account open?
USApatriot

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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by FREEDO 4 years ago
FREEDO
It should be a tie.
Posted by FREEDO 4 years ago
FREEDO
LOL WTF? haha
Posted by jingzhezhang 4 years ago
jingzhezhang
what the.....
Posted by the-good-teacher 4 years ago
the-good-teacher
Washington and the others with the exception of two wee all Freemason terrorists, who celebrate the pagan Egyptian new Year (NY) 9/11, the US have been at war constantly from 1952, but we know they have been having wars from the day they started to scalp the Red Indians.

We know that the Egyptians worshiped the Sun, and outside the White House we have the obelisk, = 555 foot tall + 20% into the founds = 666 foot, paid for and donated by 250 Freemason lodges on Columbia.

I could go on and talk much more about these Satan worshipers, and telly you about the Pentagon coming unde construction on 9/11 1944 etc, but please do your own research and wake up!
Posted by rougeagent21 4 years ago
rougeagent21
You always leave a back door. "Well, thats one of the exceptions."
Posted by Grape 4 years ago
Grape
I would take this based on the title but I can't make myself read that.
Posted by Volkov 4 years ago
Volkov
If you learn to space, I'll take it.
Posted by TT 4 years ago
TT
I agree but it would make no sense to challenge some one I agree with
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