posted on Apr, 5 2005 @ 04:45 PM
Why not? We did that philosophically and financially in the late 30's. We let the League of Nations handle all those international problems, and
minded our own business like the world wanted.
Then pesky little problems like Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan showed up. And much of the world still blames us for letting it get so bad, thanks to
our policies of isolationism at the time.
Now the world wants us to do it again. I say go ahead, we quit taking all the pressure off of Mexico with it's dissatisfied workers unable to find
jobs. We quit investing and selling technologies to the rest of the world. We don't provide the majority of the "big stick" the UN requires to earn
even the modicum of respect it gets. We stop outsourcing businesses and build economy at home. Might as well invest the billions of dollars spent in
foreign aid, tsunami relief, and AIDS funding on schools. infrastructure, and society here.
The world demands our assistance, but like the welfare clients I see everyday, the world has only disrespect for those who work hard to keep things
the way they like them.
We can even switch to biodiesel for fuels, and use the Alaskan and Texan fields to provide the pterochemicals needed for plastics. Spend some of that
wasted foreign aid and charity on local means to produce plastics and fuels.
Then we'll be strong enough internally, economically, and spiritually, to do what needs to be done the next "Pearl Harbor" happens.
Originally posted by Veebomb_Canada
my question is why would you want to travel to the US anyways. It is far cheaper and more enjoyable to visit Mexico or Cuba. Maybe the US should
just build a giant wall around itself and keep everyone happy.