Should Western Foreign policy abandon attempts at universalizing Liberal values?

Posted by: UtherPenguin

In this case regarding Classical Liberal values (Secularism, Individualism et cetera).

  • Yes

  • No

62% 23 votes
38% 14 votes
  • The US has tried time and time again in numerous countries to replace authoritarian "regressive" governments with "progressive" ones and to "free" their people. Time and time again it has ended with US flags burning and streets and American weapons being turned on American soldiers. The madness has to end at some point. Humanitarian aid (water, food, etc.)? Sure, but the time of playing kingmakers/world police has to come to an end.

  • Would you like somebody else busting into your home and telling you how to run your life?

    Posted by: jf386
  • I believe that undermines the first amendment even though it would be good.

  • Killed too many people under the ruse of being humanitarian.

  • As long as it isn't through military force, then I don't see why they shouldn't be universalized.

  • Internet Rebellion -

    Posted by: reece
  • Absolutely not. Just don't use military force, especially in the Middle East.

  • I can think of now better reason to send in the tanks than to make sure that every single child can go to school and everyone can pursue their dreams. Right now the remaining vestiges of fascism and traditionalism continue to haunt us as girls are kept from school, homosexuals are beaten and religious minorities are hunted. This has to end, and military action is the best method in many cases.

  • Look at everywhere that is meant to have been liberalised recently- Syria (currently over 5 million fewer Syrians), Libya, Egypt, Israel ...

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