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plascencia84
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thegreats
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This country is to involved in foreign issues, it should be taking care of her own people.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/12/2007 Category: Politics
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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plascencia84

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for so many years we have been in other peoples business. We invaded iraq for no reasons, now we want iran. I wish our president and the next would forget about everyone else and keep our country number one. focus on us before we help someone else.
thegreats

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I agree with you when you talk about invading Iraq and now Iran, but I disagree, strongly that we should only concentrate on ourselves. Yes, around 18,000 die a year for not having health care in this country, but 200 million people have died from the Congo War. In places like Congo, Sudan, etc. and some of the poorest countries and places in the world, we should exercise our power. Money, 450 billion dollars and more, has been going into funds that are some what unnecessary, but to say we must forget the rest of the world in more inconsiderate. We live in a global village. We live in a place where everyone should be respected and have a certain level of rights according to ethics and their culture. It isn't our place to decided where, when, what or who, but we know how and why, which is ammunition enough to take our superpower and help the hungry, sick and dying.
Debate Round No. 1
plascencia84

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plascencia84 forfeited this round.
thegreats

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I will wait and see if you post again... I guess if you don't you might have to forfeit the next round also....
Debate Round No. 2
plascencia84

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plascencia84 forfeited this round.
thegreats

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You did not post this quick enough... I think you might have ditched your account................................
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by TeaandScarves 9 years ago
TeaandScarves
The idea that America is too involved in "foreign issues" is interesting because while yes we are involved in Iraq and possibly Iran, those were for our own "benefit" and we have had no concern with foreign countries that actually want or need our help. So in that regard I agree with thegreats, but I do agree with plascencia that we need to stop worrying about those countries and perhaps we need to worry about our country a bit, but we need to open our eyes to the real tragedies in the world and not the ones we create.
Posted by verbivore 9 years ago
verbivore
Sadly you sound too much like most of our society...Look out for number one, it's all about me! I do not agree with the war in Iraq, however, we do need to help our neighbors. "Love thy neighbor as thy self"...right? Yes, we need to love ourselves first in order to love others, BUT we do need to do what we can for others. Most of our poorest people in America are rich in comparison to some in other countries and by looking at how fat most Americans are I'm sure we are doing well enough to help some of the more unfortunate countries. However we do need to learn how to help without forcing our idealogy on countries who don't want it.
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