should the us help other nations with their poverty problems
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I will let you present your Con argument first, and then present my rebuttal.
You may want to think about using some periods. That's quite a wall of text you have there.
Should we, or should we not give aid to foreign nations that happen to be stricken by poverty?
(1) Is it possible?
$30 billion per year is needed to end world hunger, Congress spends $737 billion per year on defense.
The US could end world hunger with only 4% of its defense budget. Currently the US spends 1% of it's budget on foreign aid, while it spends 60 times more on defense.
(2) Is it ethical?
Giving aid to the world's poor would greatly reduce their suffering, while either not causing any to the US, or causing a much lesser amount in comparison to that of the poor. Since whether or not something is ethical depends on the amount of suffering and pleasure it creats, granting aid to foreign nations in need is ethical.
(3) Would it be in the interest of the US?
Poverty causes inequality, resentment, scarcity, and ultimatly violence. If these impoverished nations feel resentment towards the US from their lack of available opportunites then surely they willl not be our allies. The opposite could be true if we gave them aid, they would have a healthier society and ultimatly be able to contribute to all of our futures.
If you were in the position of the person in need, wouldn't you find it absurd that a country that is possibly the world greatest superpower won't give you help?
My point is, we are already spending money even though we are in debt, and we should spend some of it on giving aid to those in need, even if we have to make cuts somewhere, because morality is determined by the pleasure you create, and the suffering you relieve.
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