The US needs to take a stand to help those who are not super powers in order to promote peace. The UN does not do their job and the USA is the only country that truly looks out for others. Plus the middle east wants to wipe out Isreal. If we don't help them then who will?
First, do we want to live in a world with no policeman?
I think not. There are currently a number of countries or sections of countries where outlaws dominate. They include, North Korea, the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon, The tribal areas along the Afghan border in Pakistan, Somalia—previously Afghanistan, Libya, and Iraq. There are a number of other countries who threaten their neighbors with violence like Iran.
In a world with no policeman, these outlaws and belligerents harm innocent people and prosper from doing so thereby encouraging them to expand their bad behavior and encouraging others to imitate them. 70 years ago, the Axis leaders—Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, and the Japanese—decided to take over the world. No policeman stopped them.
They did take over much of the world and 62 million people died in the war, twice as many of them civilians as military. And 50,000,000 or 81% of the dead were in the allied countries that “won” the war. Untold property damage was caused. Huge national debts were incurred and are still being paid by succeeding generations. That’s what can happen in a world where no one acts as policeman.
If ever there was a stitch-in-time-saves-nine example, it was World War II. Had there been a policeman who nipped the Axis Powers in the bud, 99% of those losses could have been avoided.
Clearly, the world needs a policeman the same as your local neighborhood needs policemen.
So the question is not whether we need a world policeman, but who it will be.
Should the U.N. Be the policeman of the world?
Most people would say the United Nations. Actually, the United Nations was the name of the warring powers who opposed the Axis (Germany, Italy, and Japan) during World War II—also known as the Allies. The United Nations was formed right after World War II ended by the victors.
Has the U.N. Been an effective policeman?
It votes to take military action very rarely—far more rarely than is needed. Furthermore, even when it does vote to take military action, members often refuse to provide the needed military personnel and assets, or provide them, but restrict their use to the point where the U.N. Force is impotent.
If not the U.N., who?
So we must have a policeman. The U.N. Has had 60 years to prove it can do the job and has proven it cannot do the job except in the most clear-cut, extreme cases involving relatively weak aggressors, most notably Iraq invading Kuwait in 1990.
For one thing, it takes a certain amount of size and prosperity to be the policeman of the world. Denmark, for example, is not a candidate. They are too small and have too few people and resources. So which countries have the size and resources to possibly serve as policeman of the world?
Maybe the United States, Russia, China, India, the United Kingdom, Germany, France. The next country on the list would be Italy by gross domestic product.
The US should help the allies of the world from the injusts that spure from dictators and tyrants. If we are truly a great nation, this should be on the list of topics we should focus on. To say that we are to powerful is stupid. Russia has the largest military on the planet and China has the second. If we had to fight one or the other, it would not matter. Both sides would suffer unheard of losses.
Wherever there is injustice the United States must intervene, militarily if necessary. Where there is hunger we must provide food. Where there is poverty we must provide financial assistance. Where there are political struggles we must choose the winners. We cannot let bad things happen. If there is a tyrant, we must overthrow him. If there is a king, we must demand elections. Where there are too many people we must provide contraception and legal abortion. Where there is too much development or industry or production of energy we must demand environmental controls and stamp it out. We must cure disease, control the climate, and right wrongs.
If we provide these things for our own people, how can we refuse it to the world? Certainly we can borrow this money on the good faith and credit of future generations of Americans, and pay it back over the centuries after we balance the budget.
With Great Power, Comes with Great Responsibility. I believe the Nation who has good intentions should rule and control the world. The one who helps, the one who is concern, the one who is willing to move mountains, the one who is willing to explore space, the one who will take care of our planet and yet still believes that there is a God.
In a world where governments gas their people, hang them for sexual preference, starve them, wrongly imprison them, and dehumanize them someone has to set the standard and enforce human rights. After World War II America placed itself as a super power and in the following 70 years had built up the strongest military force in human history. This along with America's stance on freedom and equality and willingness to police the makes it a prime candidate for the job.
When a women is getting raped, a man getting robbed, or a child getting abused, people always ask, "why didn't anyone step in and help?" In America we always love the story of the good Samaritan. Yet every day we turn on our television and watch atrocities unfold far worse than a single women being raped, or a small mugging. America needs to be that good Samaritan cause the last 70 years of human brutality have shown someone needs to.
We have the power to police the world. Everyone else is not as good as we are, therefore we should do what America does best... And be badasses. Because of our ability to be badasses, we can control, protect, and serve other countries throughout the world that need our help. Also we can stop communism and police them from doing un-American things.
I as an American Solder believe that there should not be wars but there will always be one. I would be sent out to aid the country we are defending and I will proud to lay down my life so that innocent people don't have to.
There are many people that disagree with my opinion but I am Okay with that, everyone is entitled to their opinion. After what I said here is the Solder Creed I have had to memorize and it really does speak to me.
I am an American Soldier.
I am a warrior and a member of a team.
I serve the people of the United States, and live the Army Values.
I will always place the mission first.
I will never accept defeat.
I will never quit.
I will never leave a fallen comrade.
I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills.
I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself.
I am an expert and I am a professional.
I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy, the enemies of the United States of America in close combat.
I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.
I am an American Soldier.
If america wasnt in any wars there would have been a very alternet history, if we were'nt the worlds police then iran and pakistan wold be launching missiles every day at tea time. But there are some wars we need to stay out off, like Vietnam, why were we even in there
Basically, It seems when the United States steps down from our role as "International Police Officer" something bad happens. WW1, We stepped down from our position, Causing WW1, WW2, We stepped down in the 1930s early 40s, letting the UK and France take the position, They kept drawing lines for Hitler, letting him get by with territorial gains, we wouldn't have stepped into the war if Japan had not of bombed us. Us Americans are getting tired of our role, we've been at it for 70 years, it's time for someone else to step up, but no one does, or can't! We're the last "Super Power" remaining on this planet, Eventually our government is going to get fed up with everyone stepping down and end up isolating ourselves, and ONLY and I mean ONLY helping ourselves, doesn't matter if the world is in mass-genocide, we've helped enough. < --- Ending seems like a NO Vote, it's not.
The US cannot. As much as they'd love to, and gain more power, they CAN'T. They need to take a look at their own country and fix it first. I really don't understand why the government wants to get involved in other countries while our own is having MANY problems of its own. Seen Detroit lately? That's exactly what I'm talking about.
While this doesn't mean we should not help out where possible, but it is impossible for us to constantly be everywhere at once. There is the moral dilemma of who we should help (such as Americans, or others). Also to 'police' other countries we will be forcing them to live the way we live. While Americans tend to think they live in the most optimal setting, I don't feel we should force others to live the way we do, if they enjoy the way their country works
The United States are terrible and looking after money. Irresponsibility.
The United States is the most obese country in the world. They don't have the quantity of people in a good enough physical condition to police the world, and the obesity shows their irresponsibility again. The USA is far too irresponsible to even be considered a world superpower, let alone THE world superpower.
Debt, the U.S cannot risk any more debt let alone world war. If we police other countries we risk our security and our children's future. We should take care of ourselves and prosper as a country not focus on policing other people's country. The only benefit would be more allies
What gives the US the right to impose their ideal upon the rest of the world? How can the US justify its position as a bastion of democracy when they kill innocent civilians, with drone strikes which are targeted at suspected terrorists who have not even been put on trial? The US seems immune from international law - Guantanamo. The US may give themselves the label of 'police of the world, but they will never be justified in doing so.
We're spending billions of dollars helping all of these countries while the dozens of other first world countries out there stand by and watch. They should contribute to the protection of their own economic and financial system as well. We should not have to foot the bill to keep all the countries from destroying each other. The United States does not have a responsibility to other country's people. Our government has a responsibility to its own people, here. We have our own problems. If we ever want to get our government out of debt, maybe it is time to stop spending billions of dollars to help countries that don't want. It is not our fault these countries have developed a culture of torture, violence, and genocide. Survival of the fittest. Let them figure out how to live their own way, and if it is successful or not. If they ever decide they want to have a problem with us directly, we should have no problem stopping them before they can even get started.
Being a world police force should mean that we are capable of talking care of our own country first. The American culture is far from the best and the economy is failing. There's a large possibility of a financial crisis striking the U.S. and the debt is over our heads.
Just stop justifying your greed and ambition for interest by calling yourself "World's watchdog". By calling itself "Int'l Police", the US has declared wars that only did harm to the world and didn't help promoting world peace and human rights at all. Just look at the Vietnam War and what was going on in Iraq.
Because much of US police work in the world is not always because they want to help others out. They want friendly goverments in middle eastern countries so the US can get how much oil they want. They are Imperialists, remember, Korea, Bay of Pigs, Vietnam, Irak, Afghanistan, Libya and so on. No I don't think the US should go into any other country and kill who ever they want and then get out of there like nothing happend.
The United States of America could be called a attack dog. As soon as anything that threatens or upsets it happens the USA will attack and subjugate, and would most likely permantly absorb if not for many other countries opposing it. It also becomes cold and hostile to any who question it.
A example would be the UK, when the USA said the Syria was using chemical weapons and when the UK asked for proof the USA Goverment threw a temper tantrum and went to find someone else who would bow for them unquestionably, as the UK had been doing before this incident.
The USA needs to reign in its own arrogance and learn that its belief that it is right for them to invade other country's but get hostile to others who attempt to do the same is WRONG. It should be a joint operation of nations who give equal contribution to dealing with only the most SERIOUS cases that threaten that country's neighbours.
America should not do whatever it wants but share responsibility with other nations like Russia, France, the United Kingdom, China, etc.