1) Foreign Aid: Think about the billions of dollars the government gives in aid to all these countries. They steal money from us and give it to the governments of other countries and it has historically back fired on us. We should be sending them the principles of capitialism that made our country great, wealthy, and freer.
2) Policemen of the World: There are three recent and ongoing situations that I would like to point out: Libya, Syria, and Iran. When Libya was trying to overthrow their government, we didn't hesitate to intervene and we ended up spending billions of dollars. In Syria, we are about to do the same.
The Iran/Isreal situation and our involvement in it is truly evil. Before I talk about this, I would like to point out that the source of information of Iran "coming close to a Nuclear bomb" was said similarly to get us to get into Iraq. The Media is distorting the whole situation... We should put it in the correct perspective: Iran never said they would wipe Isreal off the face of the map, Iran has a GDP the size of Massachusettes, and Iran doesn't have an airforce or military that is capable to attack us - nor have they stated they would attack us. Panetta said they are NOT trying to build a bomb, Iran is not violating the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty, and they are not anywhere near the amount of enrichment needed for a nuclear bomb as stated by the IEAE.
So with that being stated, the idea that the United States is tied to Isreal and must protect them is evil as are the millions of americans endorsing the war. We have to put everything into perspective, Iran is not a threat to us. Iraq was not a threat to us. Libya was not a threat to us. Syria is not a threat to us. This whole idea that we are the policemen of the world and have a duty to other countries is the essence of altruism and collectivism. The government spent trillions of dollars on two unnecessary wars in Iraq and Afghanistan where we participated in nation building, lost thousands of soldiers, and killed hundreds of thousands of civilians.
They stole that money from us and sacrificed the soldiers' lives in an act of alruism. Why do we have a duty to sacrifice ourselves for the greater good? And the world is calling on us to protect Isreal and for our money and our lives to save them from oppression.
We do not have a duty to sacrifice ourselves to these countries or any other country around the world.
3) Creating enemies: Our national defense is more in jeopardy by our actions because we kill innocent people and create nationalism, where oppressive regimes use our evil actions to unite the people. Think about the sanctions we put on Iraq in the 1990s. A UN Report estimated that we killed over 500,000 children under the age of 5 because they couldn't get the food and meds they needed. Think about the hundred thousand more innocents that were killed during the unnecessary war. There are so many examples that are not reported on nor dared to be put into US History books. All this does is give people a reason to be willing to die to kill Americans.
4) Deception: Putting aside altruism and collectivism for a moment, the US Foreign policy for the past 100 years has been horrendous. This is also tied into the military industrial complex and other special interests, where the government doesn't act in the best interest of the people but for those interests. There are so many examples of our immoral policies that are easy to look up: Overthrew democratically elected government of Iran in 1953 and put in an oppressive dictator, Overthrew democratically elected government of Guatamala in 1954 because of the United Fruit Company (200,000 people died), instegated a war between Iran and Iraq in the 1980s selling weapons and aid to both parties, etc.
Ron Paul actually has a rational foreign policy. He is the one that is closest to a capitalistic viewpoint on the world where we don't get involved unless our national security is threatened and respect other countries' sovereignty. As we move closer to socialism, our wealth is depreciating rapidly. This country's greatness, which has been on the decline for a while now, is threatened and unless people change the way that they think, it will not end well.
Edited by Matt Giannelli, 17 February 2012 - 05:04 AM.