Isolationist does not work in today's world

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    Anyone that believes we are self sufficient and can return to an isolationist policy is mentally unstable and a fool.

    We must remain engaged with allies and others around the world. We must lend support to allies and trading partners to keep the world wide trade lanes open and flowing.

    We are NOT an agricultural society and can not ignore the world. As for money aid to other Countries the amounts we give are not that big even all added together.
     
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    Wow, Sarge. For the first time ever, we agree.

    Anyone who believes any country is self-sufficient can look at how those theories pan out - just look at North Korea today or Albania or China back in their commie phases. Nobody can make everything efficiently.
     
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    As long as your "engagement with allies" doesn't include fighting their wars for them and feeding their poor for them.
     
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    False. According to that premise, if the rest of the world disappeared tomorrow, if the U.S. were all that were left on the earth,

    that we would perish. That is nonsense.
     
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    Do you EVER engage your brain? We do not produce enough raw materials of all the types needed to have a self sufficient economy. Assuming we could keep the gas flowing and the power grid running we could feed our people. But we can't do that.

    If the rest of the world cut us off with in a short space of time we would have a massive die off and our life style would change drastically.

    Some of you are just to stupid to believe.
     
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    I agree with your end but not your solution. We need to do these things, but we means the American people and American businesses. Our government needs to pull our military out of all foreign lands and stop meddling in their affairs. Just like their actions in this country, politicians act in the interest primarily of their own power not the interest of the American people and make these problems worse. The American people don't need our government to do this for us, we can figure out and act on our own interests perfectly fine.
     
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    Who is pushing we need to cut ourselves off from the rest of the world? Who, I have never seen a single person do this... Usually if someone wants to get the military out of every other country they are labeled an isolationist.
     
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    I still subscribe to Teddy Roosevelt's philosphy, "the business of America is business" and "speak softly but carry a big stick". Those words should apply in today's world as well.
     
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    Teddy Roosevelt was a progressive, a military interventionist and the prototype of the modern neocon.

    To hell with that dick.
     
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    We have the resources to do it, but we don't utilize them. I agree that we would have a massive lifestyle change if the rest of the world cut us off. However, we do not need to be meddling with other country's businesses

    I'm sure your the type that calls Ron Paul an isolationist
     

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