What is more important

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What's more important?

  1. Being the World's superpower

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  2. Doing what's right

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  1. Avatar4321
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    Remain the worlds superpower

    Or doing what is right?

    No. This is not specific to any one issue. I am just curious where the board falls on whats more important.
     
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    When there is a choice between doing what is clearly right and doing shat is clearly wrong.....an American chooses the former.
     
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    There was a time when doing what's right was what made us the world's superpower.
     
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    I see most politicians on the Republican stage care more about being the world’s super power than being the best country.
     
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    It is still that time.
     
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    When we were still a very young nation we defeated the world's biggest and baddest superpower.

    We've held that title ever since.


    I'd be happy to scale back our "superpower" status if we could pull our noses out of the rest of the world's problems and quit pissing off 2nd or 3rd world countries.
    We could focus more on our nation's overall health.
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    I would actually prefer that myself.
     
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    Doing what's "right". But of course hardly anybody can agree on what's "right" all the time.

    But I don't get what's so wrong about the US not being the world power. It's not going to last forever. We only need to look at one of our closet allies (U.K.) to realize that. Every world power eventually falls. Not that they all crumble into nothingness.
     
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    We can do both. But if the question is which one should we rather do, always do what is right.
     
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    However encouraging this across the political spectrum consensus may be, America’s international meddling will continue – to appease our paranoia and serve the military/industrial master.
     

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