• Yes

  • No

56% 9 votes
44% 7 votes
  • No and I wish the government would realize this.

  • I think the UN is more of the world policemen, but I could be wrong.

  • Our government behaves like we are so it can acquire more territory.

  • It's not our job to go it alone. Though, through our membership to the U.N., we do sometimes bear such a burden. I think, it depends upon who the President is at the time. Warmongers act before they think. Academics think before they act. Pacifists have no place in the Oval Office, because peace (though good) isn't always a reality.

  • This seems very self-explanatory. Ask Chile, Iran, Vietnam, Iraq, Somalia, etc. Mind you the question was not SHOULD the U.S. be the "policemen of the world", but ARE they. Currently, I would say we are not as extreme in this rhetoric as we were ten years ago, but our history certainly supports the idea. http://academic.evergreen.edu/g/grossmaz/interventions.html

  • We act like one and every time we help another country we hardly get anything in return. Why? why?

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mishapqueen says2014-08-04T09:32:32.6310162-05:00
PeterSmith, I did a lot of studying on the UN a year or two ago, and it is powerless and pointless, bound up in yards of red tape. It can barely do anything. Which is why the US feels like it has to interfere. But you are correct that that is its purpose. It just does such a pitiful job.
PetersSmith says2014-08-04T11:01:12.9422888-05:00
Mishapqueen: Technically, if the US is the world's policemen then they do a pretty poor job as well.
mishapqueen says2014-08-04T12:46:24.2380471-05:00
Yes, I'm not a fan of the US attitude especially toward the Middle East. I think that the UN needs some serious reforming. I read a quote that said "World: a puzzle with the peace missing."
yetifivepecks says2014-08-05T20:17:49.8088519-05:00
Well, it shouldn't be, but it acts like it.
mishapqueen says2014-08-05T21:19:38.7169238-05:00
Precisely.

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