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Should the US get involved in foreign affairs.

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Started: 11/13/2017 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 months ago Status: Debating Period
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The united states have their own problems so we need to focus on ourselves. In some cases, the United States does need to get involved because threats and events can affect our allies. However, if nothing is happening, we do not have a right to "barge" into a country and tell them that what they are doing is wrong. For example, we attacked Iraq because we didn't agree with what they were doing. Now we are spending lots of money fighting in the middle east and we have veterans who have served our country living on the streets. The cannot provide for their families while they have protected all of ours. I believe that the United States needs to focus its efforts on their own problems and not on everybody else's. We need to mind our own business and stop playing "police" for the rest of the world.


Technically, if America doesn't help its allies, we could lose allies! That lowers our military power which means that as you stated, we won't be able to solve OUR OWN PROBLEMS.
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Posted by LFHdebate 1 month ago
The events in the world have been swayed by our involvement because we got involved.
If we didn't get involved in the first place, it never would have effected us.
Posted by LFHdebate 2 months ago
However, Lotus, thank you because this debate is to gather information for a school project and you have brought up an excellent point.
Posted by LFHdebate 2 months ago
Dear Lotus577,
Although I see your point, We have never even tried an isolationist policy. We are NOT the police for the rest of the world. Like I said, we need to spend less money fighting in places that don't concern us and more money helping our veterans that are living on the street.
Posted by Lotus577 2 months ago
LFH, isolationist policy has not worked for the United States in the past. Nearly every war we have been involved in since 1900 has had been swayed by our involvement. Our involvement from WW1 to even the conflicts in the Middle East we are involved in today is a reflection of our safety and ability to keep peace across the world for our allies. In many of our allied countries, we are the only line of defense between them and an outside force. Looking at Northern Europe particularly this would be the case, with potential threats from Russia, current incited uprising from immigration from the Middle East, and other enemies, the United States withdrawing from the area would create a vacuum of foreign issues. Iraq and the return of ISIS, Germany and the Nazis, the Vietnam war, all examples of poor foreign isolationist policies dictating withdrawal over peace keeping. It's taken years for conflicts to end in Germany and the destruction of the Berlin Wall marks one of those successes of NOT having an isolationist policy. Japan now has a rising economy compared to where it was, Germany boomed up through the turn of the 21st century as well.

Having these policies generate emptiness for something that poses a future threat to fester. History proves this time and time again. It takes generations for people to change, it doesn't happen overnight.
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