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  • Yes, but eventually it will lead to our downfall.

    Throughout history, there has always been a few powerful nations that have very strong influence over the rest of the world (or known world in early history). The Persian Empire, Macedonian Empire, Roman Empire, Holy Roman Empire (despite its lack of physical power, it still held lots of influence over the Christian world), Islamic Empire, Ottoman Empire, the major Chinese Dynasties, France, Spain, Russia, Germany, and the British Empire all at one point or another have possessed a large amount of influence over the rest of the world and they have also been eclipsed by another power, sometimes leading to great unrest in the eclipsed country. The most recent examples would be the USSR and the United Kingdom, both of which were eclipsed in power by the United States. For the UK it was after WW2 that they truly lost their status as the top country in the world to the US, with the result being the loss of their remaining colonies, a loss in status around the world, and continued economic unrest. A similar thing happened in the USSR, but this was a direct result of deliberate American policies intended to scare the Soviets into spending so much money on their military that their economy would collapse, which worked brilliantly. It is also worth noting that every major world power intervened greatly in the affairs of other nations, not because they always felt that they were obliged to, but because it benefited them, either because of economy or safety. This policy, while beneficial for the short term, is only good if it can be sustained perpetually. Eventually money runs dry, the citizens cease support, or the economy stagnates, leading to a rapid decline of the nation. New powers arise to fill the impending power vacuum and the cycle continues. The point is that it still benefits the US to intervene in the matters of the world, and if we wish for the US to remain on top we must support the policy of interventionism or we will fall and let another country take our place, whether that is our intended goal or not. However, eventually we will be replaced by another world power, and then we will have our affairs intruded on by an outside nation. The cycle must continue on and on and on and on.

  • Yes, it should.

    Its the United States responsibly as a world super power to aid military efforts in other nations. During the 1930' the United States knew what was happening in Germany and the rise of Adolf Hitler, but what did we do? Nothing we made a decision based on our current situation not to intervene. When Germany moved through Poland and WWII began the United States watched. It took Japan bombing Pearl Harbor to kick the US in gear and join the war. We must intervene in nation that governments threaten those around them. Dictatorships must be dismantled, and the Unites States, being a superpower, has that responsibly. We cannot sit back and let another dictator arise in the world.

  • Yes, in a sense.

    That is not to argue that the U.S. is responsible to intervene in every conflict or try to right every wrong -- that would be both arrogant and utterly impossible. There are some things we should simply try to stay well out of. But since the decline of the British Empire, the U.S., with a coalition of allies, has taken on the responsibilities of the world's leading superpower, keeping the sea lanes open and providing support to some of the more vulnerable free countries around the world. There is no other power ready to step up to that role who respects liberty and individual rights; it would be a disaster for the world, and for our own security, if we retreated into isolationism.

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  • ISIL pure evil

    ISIL must be destroyed...I can see the majority of you said no but that doesn't mean you're right! For all who said no...What if it were you about to be beheaded on youtube? What it were your 12 year old daughter being gang raped by this group, the low life scum of humanity? What if it were your town getting shelled and bombarded to ruble and if you're unlucky enough to survive, you are forced to live like rats...If this came to you, then who would you yell for.... I won't deny that the U.S have made blunders and lied e.G Vietnam, Cambodia and Iraq....Freedom comes at a price... Jews, Kurds, Gypsies, Coptic and other small ethnic groups are caught in this and have been persecuted for centuries and some cases, thousands of years...So I say yes...The U.S are no saints and neither are their allies; however, they are free countries who hold freedom close to their hearts, and are trying real hard to give it to the rest of the world......

  • Because we are the superpower, it is our duty.

    Every enlargement I have encountered so far state that we should focus on problems at home first. However, there will always be problems at home. We have the power help other countries who are suffering from oppression. Let's not be selfish with our power, if we can help countries in need why don't we?

  • Yes for unity---->Peace

    There are really only 3 types of ideologies. During the last century Authoritarianism lost much of its influence, whereas Order and Freedom rose. However Order collapsed under it's flawed economic systems; ideally communism would work the best economically however history/reality proved otherwise. So the ideology with the most influence is Freedom, though some in the world are from accepting this. The only way to have peace (relative) is through unity, eventually we will overcome ideological-geopolitical-etc... Differences and in turn one day we will follow the same ideology. The U.S., playing world police is spreading its influence. Playing police allows us to "spread" and "defend" democracy. People always look at the short term issues and never the long term goals. You have to look at it coldly/ strategically. But hey its easy for me to say that when I don't have to always deal with the issues plagued by American intervention.

  • The us should help other countries

    The us should be the worlds policeman because they should help other countries when fighting before it turns into a world war. It's also like bullying, if you were getting bullied and someone or your friend knew you were getting bullied and they saw you getting bullied and just walked away, didn't say anything, didn't help you, and didn't stand up to the bully how would you feel.

  • The U.S. should police the world.

    The United States is an important world and military power, and it's our duty to protect the world from terrorists and criminals if we can. The US contributes money and troops for humanitarian and peace keeping misssions around the world. Anyone who can help alleviate the suffering of others is doing a service to the world.

  • Yes, to an extent

    As the world's biggest military superpower, the U.S. Should be the one to "stick up for the little guys". That's not to say that the United States should involve itself in every military spat, but when there is a breach in human rights or a drawn out conflict that is killing many innocent people (such as the conflict in Syria) the U.S. Should step in. Their military capabilities far surpass those of others which gives them the ability to help resolve conflicts more quickly with fewer casualties.

  • I'm tired of trying to "saving" the world with no benefit to the citizens of the U.S.

    I'm a bit tired of spending our blood and treasure on a bunch of countries that either don't care for us or don't want to spend their own money on defense. It makes no sense to run trade deficits with foreign governments and then turn around and protect them on top of it. With Japan and South Korea a top 10 economy, don't you think it's about time that they begin to pay their fair share of their own defense. It's not worth having an ally that is not willing to put in their own fair share; especially when they are the ones that would benefit the most. Sure...World War II worked out for the U.S. in the end because we didn't end up being forced to speak German and Japanese and we were able to sell more goods abroad than we imported. Those days are gone. Now we are giving up our gains to the tune of 20 Trillion dollars. It's time to turn inward and fix our own problems. Unless you can show me an economic benefit for being the world's cop I would like to be out of the business of giving free protection. Are we better off for dumping all the money in wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Vietnam, Libya? It's worked well for globalists that have gotten rich on the backs of middle class America by shipping jobs overseas and supplying arms so we can use expensive armaments to fight overseas. Yes, we need to be the world's cop so that we can threaten China when our money is worthless and they confiscate our factories as payment....Let's see how that is going to work. By the way, when did our government, both the Democrats and Republicans decide to turn against hard working Americans and become elitist globalists? I just don't care about other poor souls around the world when I hear people complain about the underprivileged people, the poor schools, and the jobless in America. Once again, time to turn inward and fix our own problems at home. Time to make the rest of the world carry their fair share of the defense burden.

  • I'm tired of trying to "saving" the world with no benefit to the citizens of the U.S.

    I'm a bit tired of spending our blood and treasure on a bunch of countries that either don't care for us or don't want to spend their own money on defense. It makes no sense to run trade deficits with foreign governments and then turn around and protect them on top of it. With Japan and South Korea a top 10 economy, don't you think it's about time that they begin to pay their fair share of their own defense. It's not worth having an ally that is not willing to put in their own fair share; especially when they are the ones that would benefit the most. Sure...World War II worked out for the U.S. in the end because we didn't end up being forced to speak German and Japanese and we were able to sell more goods abroad than we imported. Those days are gone. Now we are giving up our gains to the tune of 20 Trillion dollars. It's time to turn inward and fix our own problems. Unless you can show me an economic benefit for being the world's cop I would like to be out of the business of giving free protection. Are we better off for dumping all the money in wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Vietnam, Libya? It's worked well for globalists that have gotten rich on the backs of middle class America by shipping jobs overseas and supplying arms so we can use expensive armaments to fight overseas. Yes, we need to be the world's cop so that we can threaten China when our money is worthless and they confiscate our factories as payment....Let's see how that is going to work. By the way, when did our government, both the Democrats and Republicans decide to turn against hard working Americans and become elitist globalists? I just don't care about other poor souls around the world when I hear people complain about the underprivileged people, the poor schools, and the jobless in America. Once again, time to turn inward and fix our own problems at home. Time to make the rest of the world carry their fair share of the defense burden.

  • Absoloutely not! U.S cant police the world

    If super powers began to police the world then it will become difficult for us to survive n this planet because a single state cannot handle the whole world. U.S cant even solve out its own problems so how it is going to make the earth a safer place for the rest of he people?

  • No it should not

    The purpose of a government is to organize people in a society. A government is too involved if it worries about what goes on outside of it's boarders. While this does seam shallow the rest of the world will eventually modernize and westernize enough to control themselves. I needed 3 more words

  • No no no

    America should not be the world police, because we are not really benefiting our county. By trying to "help" non-democratic countries or nations we are wasting tax dollars and putting the lives of our troops in jeopardy. Also America should work on fixing our own nation. How can we help other countries if we can't keep our own safe from the gang violence or drug wars?

  • Too great a responsibility?

    For any sovereign state to assume the role of "worlds policeman", that states foreign policies should be beyond reproach. Rhetoric should be left for in-house politics, and weapons should very firmly have the safety catch "ON". Of course, there are occasions when military interventions are required; but they are never desirable, surely! When an armed response is called for, a collective response has to be for the greater good of mankind; not only in terms of reduced casualties, but to maintain a more cohesive approach. It is likely that western politicians do not fully understand the culture, religions, tribal issues and history of countries such as Syria; It is arrogant and dangerous to presume so. Maybe the USA should develop closer ties with the states it evidently regards as a threat. More credence must be given to organisations such as NATO and the league of Arab nations, to name but two.

  • Self-Righteousness should remain local.

    Look, if you think you're greater than everyone else, that's fine. Keep it to yourself. You don't own the world, no one is inferior to you, which the USA should appreciate since they preach equal opportunity, as well as egalitarianism on a political level. Furthermore, they're bankrupting themselves! Why are they helping other countries when it's putting their own on the streets.

  • think about straightening our country out before we go and help someone else

    With all of the illegal drugs and immagration going on in our country we have to straighten ourselves out before we even think about helping someone else in need it is nice and all helping out but not to long ago there was a bombing in boston that injured many people because of two terrorists that has come into are country they have been captured but the united states ''let them in'' who knows if they are in a bigger group that is trying to dominate the u.S. And we may even be living right next to one. They are all around us and what is the government doing still letting people intergrate that pose a major threat

  • America cant afford to, and we lose more than we gain.

    We shouldn't police the world because their problems aren't ours. Policing the globe puts our country in debt and makes people hate us. We are losing allies and bombing up people for no reason. America is in to much debt to care about what is going on in the world unless someone is going to endanger our country, civilians and land. We lose more than we gain when we "police" the world.

  • Britain's Google moment.

    I'm calling it a Google moment because they directed another country to the U.S. for help. During February of 1947 Britain passed the "throne of world superpowers" on to America when they could not defend Turkey as the communists in the Soviet Union were closing in. Turkey needed help so as not to be overthrown and declared communist along with the other surrounding countries that were under the Soviet Union's thumb behind the Iron Curtain. We have since been in other wars such as Vietnam, and have still tried to remain true to "containment", as it was called then to contain communism. I believe our presence in Afghanistan was somewhat unneeded, and that we should let other countries govern themselves/police themselves while we deal with our own issues at home.


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