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The United States should stay out of foreign entanglments

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billbatard
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The constitutional Founders of this Nation warned of foreign entanglements to avoid empire, and its harms, and yet here we are all over the chessboard we've been in afghanistan like what 20 years? does sit ever get better? unless a nation directly threatens us or our interests we should stay out of the global soap opera we never sem to make things any better

Round 1
Pro
the founders expressed the desire that we lead by example, if you study history this is how empires fall they over extend their reach
Con
Forfeited
Round 2
Pro
Many of the same people who babble on about the original intent of the founders for issues like the first and second amendment , suddenly want to change the bar when it come s to empire, all of a sudden their is no universal value involved with the creation of the Republic and we must flow with the times, I find that incredibly hypocritical and expedient, and conduct wise my opponent forfeited
Con
The United States should be in foreign affairs, for one big reason (I only have 1000 character's). This would cause the downfall of most nation's.

  • First, Had we not "entangled" ourselves in foreign affairs, we wouldn't be a nation, as the Dutch and French had agreed to help us for the reason we would help them. May that be influence, or money.
  • Second, Our humanitarian/military aid to other nation's is essential not only to influence worldwide, but also be essential to protect other's. Ex. being Bahrain's military fleet, Israel, Humanitarian efforts during natural disaster's. Without these, many countries would be left starving, or dying from invasion.
  • Finally, without this, many countries would fall for a different reason from the one stated above. If this policy was applied worldwide, many countries that rely on each other, like the Europe, would no longer have needed supplies from other countries.
For these reasons, I prove that the U.S. should be involved in foreign entanglements.
Round 3
Pro
The founders of this nation has set values, they felt were timeless and applied into the future.. one of the values was that a Republic was not an empire and should stick to home, set a good example, and remain neutral in all things like Switzerland, everyone love Switzerland and now? everyone hates our guts, looks like the founders were right on at least this issue if not others too .. Washington dedicates a large part of his farewell address to discussing foreign relations and the dangers of permanent alliances between the United States and foreign nations, which he views as foreign entanglements.[9] . Washington had avoided American involvement in the conflict by issuing the Proclamation of Neutrality, which in turn led to the Neutrality Act of 1794. He tries to further explain his approach to foreign policy and alliances in this portion of the address.
Con
Forfeited
Round 4
Pro
i must point out bad conduct as in forfeit stuff, and again this nation prides itself on sticking to the values of the founders almost as if it wee biblical okay then the founders were dead set against the united states getting involved in world affairs other than trade diplomacy and national interest "In that Farewell Address, Washington warned against the peril of foreign entanglements. He understood the necessity of certain alliances in dire emergencies, but his general view of foreign policy encapsulates a wisdom that has been forgotten by today's generation of political leaders. As we near"President's Day," I thought I'd post an excerpt from Washington's famous address: The nation which indulges toward another an habitual hatred or an habitual fondness is in some degree a slave. "https://historynewsnetwork.org/blog/3572
Con
Forfeited
Round 5
Pro
My opponent continues to forfiet maybe hes out with a hangover a date or meybe just maybe he realizes that the founders were totally against our getting mixed up in foregin matters the way we have, they warned us over and over
Con
Forfeited