I personally don’t believe it is our moral duty to do so. Before we start helping anyone else out, if at all, we need to solve our own issues, like the $16+ trillion debt that we have.
Is it our job to send billions of dollars to foreign contries to help them build up? Is it our moral duty? For example, why are we sending a billion dollars a year to Pakistan when they sold our stealth helicopter to China?
By Jim Zielbauer
Joelle is absolutely right, we have to get ourselves back on solid ground before we should even think about trying to help someone else. After we have taken care of our debts and we are able to create a surplus then, and only then, I see nothing wrong with helping another country when we can, but not to the point where we are unable to care of our own in a case of a natural disaster. All that is needed is to use some common sense and not let our emotions carry us away. That’s part of how we got in the mess we’re in now.
The United States, by itself, cannot nor should not engage in any nation building. The last successful efforts in nation building were in East Germany and Japan following WW II; I believe the reason for their success was because Germany and Japan in defeat had ceased to exist as nations and were forced to accept what ever was presented to them. Any of the more recent attempts at nation building have not ended well because they have only been a change of leaderships, from leaders who hate the west to leaders who don’t hate us so much. They were started by revolutions which resembled more the French Revolution, in punishing those who were previously in power, than the American Revolution whrre the winners wanted to start something new with the people in charge..
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