As a nation built on a foundation of democratic values, the United States has an obligation to smother oppressive regimes. In the debate of US involvement in the middle east regarding ISIS fundamentalism, the same principles would expand to include radicalism. There have been several incidents in the past year where US journalists have been captured and executed just for ISIS political gains. In this scenario, it would go against the United States core values of freedom and democracy. If the US does not get involved now, ISIS will continue to terrorize and oppress innocent people, including American citizens. #wedontnegotiateterrorists
The U.S. government does not need to make an effort to stop ISIS. Their are hundreds of other oppressive regimes including North Korea that take a higher priority. The only reason the public knows about ISIS is because the U.S. government is trying to cover up something else and over exaggerate the media. George Washington once said in his farewell address was that his primary concern was to have the U.S. not intervene with outside affairs. ISIS should be dealt with the nations around them. Not with a nation across the world and loses money trying to buy oil for their planes.
Obviously there are other oppressive regimes, but last time I checked, they didn't kill innocent American citizens. In this case, the US government has an obligation through the Constitution to safeguard its citizens. Letting ISIS continue to terrorize isn't going to solve anything. ISIS is only gaining membership and strength. If the United States shifts its foreign policy to be even more lax towards terrorists, more American lives are going to be at risk. Regarding your comment about Washington, we don't live in the 18th century. It's called globalization. America is more involved than ever with other nations around the world.
ISIS's threat on American citizens is minimal if it exists at all. They have killed less than five americans, and none of them were on American soil! How can you justify that ISIS is a threat at all. Money spent to destroy this destitute minuscule threat is wasted especially when the national debt is taken into consideration. Clearly the government has blow ISIS out of proportion and has mass marketed this propaganda for their own agenda whatever that may be.
We believe that the United States needs to intervene in the ISIS situation, not because of the number of Americans that they have killed, but the simple fact that the Americans that have been killed have not gotten justice.
It may be true that many ISIS members have died but that does not make up for the loss of American life. The leadership of ISIS is still fully intact so the killing of Americans and other world citizens will continue.
The US already does enough to try and slow down ISIS. If they want to be stopped they should be destroyed by a combined effort of Russia, US, France, England, and any other country that opposes the regime. We should not go into a full out guerrilla warfare war just like Vietnam. We will lost just Vietnam and will lose this.
There is more than one solution to stopping ISIS, violence is not the only answer. The US could make an effort to negotiate with the leadership of ISIS and also the countries for which ISIS is stationed in to try and seek a solution and stop the spread of ISIS ideology.
Wait what? You said in your opening argument and I quote, "#wedontnegotiatewithterrorists." Now you are saying we should negotiate? The inconstancy here is not valid. You stated American should be the leading force of this war. I believe they should not. American should stop being the world's police force and have a group task force deal with this problem.
Reasons for voting decision: .This debate sucked. It seemed like a chat room conversation more than a debate. Anyway, convincing goes to Con because he cited cost, which was one of the few legitimate considerations. Pro failed to justify the cost. Pro supposed that ISIS was somehow a threat, but did not explain how ISIS threatens America. Pro also cited justice for the handful of Americans killed by ISIS, which is important However, Pro did not explain how justice for those dead Americans would be achieved by stopping ISIS. Pro's backpedaling in the final round did not engender my confidence.
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