Throughout the ages it has been clear that Genocide has been a constant issue in humanity. Well, one may ask what Genocide is: Genocide is the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation. From genocide of the Amalekites and Midianites,), to the Rwandan Massacre (1994), to The Armenian Genocide, all the way to present day Genocide in Iraq and all of the Top Ten Most Horrific Genocides in History as well as all the countries who are on genocide watch, one that many people recognize is that of The Holocaust which is most commonly known because it is taught in many high schools of the united states and because of the many books written about the topic [ example: Night by Elie Wiesel] this will be the example that this essay will mostly be written around. Although some people believe that the U.S shouldn’t police the entire world, one would like to disagree and ask the following question; where would humanity be if everyone just stood as these inhumane acts of cruelty happen before everyone’s eyes no matter how hard the world tries to conceal them? Take the Holocaust for example, what would’ve happened if allied troops hadn’t fought to liberate all the innocent Jews who were being exterminated solely based upon their looks and their religion?
For example, one would like to believe that if that were oneself; then one would want someone else to step in and defend those who are watching the numbers of their people decrease every time they blink. Is it not expected from every human to know what’s morally just and unjust? Is it not obvious that killing one human is the worst thing one can do? Let alone a complete race, a complete group of believers? How is it that people can give more importance to the fact that the U.S. always seems to step in when another country is in need of protection? When did Government rise above the importance of human lives?
We have the largest military. If we loose imports than where is all of our imports going to be. America, the land of the imports. We also don't want communism. We could loose allies. We wont be taken seriously so all of our treaties will go down hill. We wont have that much attacks on America like 9/11. More involved= more motived to country.
Our country has the most advanced and powerful army in the world. As quoted in the Spider-Man series, "With great power comes great responsibility." We have a duty to the world, to act as a counterbalance, use chicks and balances to protect both our interests as well as other countries.
The United States should intervene because it could effect America through a rise in prices of foreign products. America depends on many other countries for basic necessities and luxuries. Also, if a country becomes to powerful, they could threaten the United States by waging war against us, our territories, a country around us, or one of our allies causing the United States to have to go into another country. This could cause a downfall in our economy and restrict us from getting these products our country depends on to thrive.
America is a superpower, there is no denying that. Our troops get sent to forign countries to help promote peace and stability, as well as back up our allies. If we continue to stay out of world affairs they will affect us here at home. Take Afghanistan, in 1996, most americans thought it wasn't our business to get involved. 5 years later, that business came to our shores. If we continue to stay out of world affairs, even when people ask for our help like Ukraine, we not only lose allies, but people rely less on us and we are not taken seriously.
No one can help where they were born, so the idea that we should leave innocent civilians to be slaughtered or suffer because they were born somewhere is inhumane. However, for fiscal reasons, we shouldn't get involved in the small stuff.Dangerous, there are people in many places in the world living in freedom today because of U.S. military involvement, in Israel, Korea, Europe, and many other places. We would be wrong to abandon them. Second, we cannot isolate ourselves without endangering our own security. The world is a more dangerous place today and there is no one to fill in for us to stop those who would do harm. We would not want to live in a world in which an unscrupulous power such as China polices the seas. While we should avoid intervention unless absolutely necessary, the U.S. should maintain its ability -- and indicate its willingness -- to be involved in world affairs.
There are times where I think that the US should just keep out of certain things. There are times when I think that the US only gets involved because they stand to gain or lose money. Some things however do warrant intervention, such as genocide or slavery or horrible crimes against a countries citizens.
Why not. There's people in ither countries who need our help...Maybe one day we will need there help, and if we don't rescue them in theremtime of need, then they won't rescue us and perhaps they will even make it worse, so to keep the peace among countries, we should interfere with foreign affairs!:)
Thee us should get involved in foreign affairs be innocent people are dying in other countries and as a world power the us has the responsibility to protect these people. Furthermore the people living in countries with problems didn't choose to be born there and deserve the chances someone in the U.S. Would have.
Yes we should get involved in foreign affairs. Why should we sit back while civilians are dying. That is not right. We would like other people to help us if we are in a bad war. If we help them than they would probably help us in war. And we would need all the help we can get.
Getting involved in every distressed countries issues strains US military resources and funding. 1 Timothy 8:5- "Anyone who does not provide for their people, especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an infidel." The US will go bankrupt if the government sends military support as well as diplomatic funding to every distressed country, and citizens will be neglected and impoverished. The US is not the global hegemony and should not act as such.
Its too dangerous to send our troops to intervene in every genocide. When our troops get sent to a country or continent that we have never been to is really risky. We do not know what the living condition's are like, by sending our troops to a place we never been is putting our soldiers in danger. They can catch a disease and die or get killed by the attackers. For example in 1975 to 1978 a terrible genocide occurred it was called "Khmer Rouge". There was approximately 2 million Cambodians killed. If we sent our troops there they could have been part of the 2 million killed. When there families are waiting for there son or daughter etc.To come off the train or plane etc. and they are not there they will be questioning where are they? Is he\she okay?. When really instead of them risking their lives they can be training to fight for our country. If you think what about it what are the chances that the continent or country we helped will help us when we are at war. Was it really worth helping them if they will not help us when we need it?
Why should we get involved. So we can loose soldiers and money over something that wasn't even our fight. There is no reason for us to get involved if it is not our fault it is a waste of time, money, and people with families. We should mind our business and stay where we belong.
The US has enough problems going on inside its own borders. The money spent on foreign affairs is ridiculous and with the national debt at its highest point ever, it is foolish to give away money and troops to other countries. The country should at least slow down it's foreign aid except for extreme cases.
Countries affects each other in many ways, it's impossible to isolate ourselves with international affairs, but before interfering foreign affairs, the government should think about theirs citizens first. No matter it's a military involvement or a just handing out money, they should obtain full information on the problem and estimate possible outcomes. The US shouldn't interfere for the sake of being the boss or advertising world peace. But in most cases, I think it's best to avoid involvement in foreign affairs.
It just costs too much money to get involved in other countries affairs and wars. It has cost about 1, 440, 570, 500, 000 dollars in wars since 2001. We could be using that money to help people in the country find jobs, etc. Finally, it also costs the lives of our troops.
The founding fathers of our nation once advised all who were to succeed them that America should never be involved in foreign affairs, and they were right. Had we not decided to stick our noses in World War I, we would not have been involved in World War II and the wars to follow. History might have changed, but who's to say it wouldn't have been for the better?
Although some people find it necessary, U.S. Involvement in foreign affairs causes unnecessary deaths of U.S. Servicemen. In Vietnam, thousands of people, including my great uncle Mike, died, and in the end, Vietnam is STILL communist! Also, the Korean War. That war got us literally NOWHERE! In conclusion, The United States should not get into foreign affairs unless absolutely necessary.
... We have more than enough problems here at home. Who made us the leader of the entire world? We need to focus on the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. We have no business, no moral right to tell NOR enforce how other countries handle their situations. We are far from perfect, never will be. We ain't GOD.
We are already in about 18 million dollars of debt, why do we need to make it worse. It's definitely costing us, the US citizens. Half of the taxes we are paying are going to the government which they are using the pay of the war debt with. It would take another 100+ years to fully devour the debt. It's too early money wise to go back into war.