God Bless America

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    Without addressing the anti-American sentiment that is growing so rapidly around the world, we will not find security or peace creating an endless state of war. America says it is fighting for freedom and democracy while many other people and nations would say America is fighting for control and the McCorporations. Americans do not see themselves as a global empire while most people and nation around the world do. Yesterday?s weapons of protection are today?s threats of destruction and annihilation of the world, as we know it today. Many of the strengths of yesterday become the weakness of tomorrow in an evolving society.

    The American society has greatly profited from the economic exploitation of the indigenous people of the world. America can win the military war while losing the economic. and political battles weakening our nation. The American government?s domestic and foreign policies are so out of whack many foreign leaders are losing confidence in our leadership. Today nations are so inter-dependent on one and another economically while being so divided political on a national and international level. The fate of the American?s security today is in the hands of banks in Peking and Tokyo.

    To all of those people who say ?God Bless America? God has blessed America and America has abused that blessing. Many of the world?s great innovative advancements have been made by Americans people from all over the world bring us great wealth. It is how America has used her great wealth and power that is in question. Leading by example and not through military strength will bring peace and security. Only by Americans addressing their problems at home can they help those in need around the world. The problems we face as a nation are only a snapshot of those we face as a world. While trying to demilitarize the Middle East we are militarizing our nation. The hypocrisy between what we say and what we do is at the roots to many of our problems.

    If the Americans want to be a strong leader in the world that people and nations look up too with respect and dignity, we will have to overhaul our domestic and foreign policies. The health and security of our nation influences the condition of the people all around the world. Too often disputes between nation arise from a lack of understanding of history bring us to this point. Only by bring our political and economic policies into balance will we begin to address the real problem we face as a nation. Whether it is the war in Iraq or the poppy fields in Afghanistan or our national debt the American people are going to pay for the mistakes.
     
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    Yeah, why don't you try moving to the Netherlands? Koombayah worked real well for them.
     
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    You're an idiot.
     
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    So apparently David you are one of those blame America always believers? We have done a lot of good in the world past and present, funny your selective liberal memory has blocked all of that out. God has been good to this country and we in turn have the right and obligation to protect it. It is with charity that we give back, not forced socialism and turning our sovereignty over to the endless do nothingness and corruption of the United Nations. Our soldiers are building schools and infrastructure in many countries including Iraq. What is Kofi doing for his native country Africa and the slaughtering of millions of christians HUMM?? What did he do when many European countries took oil for food money and let Iraqis starve???
    Meanwhile our country has given hundreds of millions of dollars to Africa and elsewhere to fight AIDS etc. I think you have your villians mixed up!!!
     
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    These days I gotta go with Machiavelli's "its better to be feared than loved" theory.
     
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    Americans dont see us as a global empire because we aren't. Unless of course you want to totally rewrite the definition of what an empire is. When was the last time we taxed the rest of the world? quite the opposite they have been taxing us. We spend billions of dollars in charitable donations to the rest of the world every year. Some empire we are. The Romans would have fallen apart withing a decade if they had the same policy.

    As for our strenghts becoming weaknesses. name some. Be specific.

    Which indigenous people of the world are we exploiting? You do realize that everyone on eareth is an indigenous person of this world? You, me, we are indigenous to this world.

    What economic and political battles are we losing? What should we be doing? Following the worlds example? Why? They have crappy economies for the most part. What policies are out of whack? why not back something up.

    The only people who have been abusing the blessings we have been given are those on the left who have refused to acknowledge the source of those blessings and give gratitude for them. They are the ones who refuse to stand up to defend the rights of hteir neighbors.

    You seem to think our mission in the middle east is to demilitarize it. Thats not it at all. We are out to liberate it from ruthless dictator thugs. We are trying to give the people in those nations a chance to determine their own destinies. Give the people freedom and we wont have to demilitarize them. they will do it themselves.

    Even so its hardly hypocrisy to militarize ourselves while trying to demilitarize tyrants, thugs, and others who wish to oppress people s imply because we arent militlarizing to hurt people we are doing it to defend people. We have an army to protect the rights of men and women from those who would want to destroy them. We do not glory in war and bloodshed. We despise it. But we stand up to fight so our children might not have to. We would not fight if they just left us alone.

    So what exactly are your plans to overhaul the domestic and foriegn policies? you whine but you dont seem to offer any solutions or really any specifics on whats wrong. I am amazed at your appeal to history to support your position. it doesnt. Quite the opposite. the appeasement method lead to some of the greatest disasters in history. Hitler and the Holocaust to name the big one. Its a pity liberals have done such a screwed up job on education or more people would know about history. The dangers are real. Learn from them or we are destined to repeat them.
     
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    Once again we have someone decrying America and blaming it for every evil in the world. I suppose Global Warming is responsible for the Four Hurricanes I experienced in my home state of Florida, warming totally caused by evil American Pollution.

    It is so easy to point fingers and place blame. It is much more difficult to offer real solutions to real problems. There are other nations with the same levels of wealth and industry as America yet they do nothing to improve the lot of their fellow humans.

    America does try to offer solutions. Our soldiers went into Somolia to establish peace and the people of Somolia spit on us and resented our trying to bring order. We have brought down a tyrant in Iraq and the world castigates us for our efforts.

    Everyone wants to be at the party but nobody is willing to pay the bill.
     
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    Well alrighty then! We know where you stand. I guess we should strive to be more like ... uh ...which country?
     
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    Hey, moron, we went to war with Japan and are at peace with them. We went to war with the Soviet Union which doesn't exist now. We went to war with Nazi Germany which also fell. We went to war against the Confederates who are also history. And dare I mention your best beer pal Saddam?? Get a life. War does solve problems. Check out my signature...

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    In Liberal World, backing down is a sign of peace and good will and will cause others to back down in return, leading to total world disarmament and utopia (which means 'nowhere' btw). Sounds good, right? Problem is, we don't live in Liberal World. We live in the real world, and in the real world, backing down is a sign of weakness and will cause everyone to attack us until we are all dead, so your theory is bullcrap. Go back to Holland and smoke some pot.
     
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