Diplomacy Versus Military Action Essay

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Through much of our time as a nation, there has been a major question asked when our people and allies are faced with evil. That major question is “do we go to war or do we engage in diplomatic solutions?”. This is has been a point of contention that varies depending upon where a person was raised, what the person’s basic belief structure is, and even what demographic they fall into. One thing is for certain, partisan affiliation in America has a great deal to do with how a person will answer an affront to the United States. Since most women tend to go the Democrat route due to the standard beliefs of women versus men, I will be highlighting women’s roles; but mostly leave the discussion as one between Democrats and Republicans. Democrats …show more content…
Through much of our time as a nation, there has been a major question asked when our people and allies are faced with evil. That major question is “do we go to war or do we engage in diplomatic solutions?”. This is has been a point of contention that varies depending upon where a person was raised, what the person’s basic belief structure is, and even what demographic they fall into. One thing is for certain, partisan affiliation in America has a great deal to do with how a person will answer an affront to the United States. Since most women tend to go the Democrat route due to the standard beliefs of women versus men, I will be highlighting women’s roles; but mostly leave the discussion as one between Democrats and Republicans. Democrats tend to be in favor of open debate, diplomatic tools, and peace keeping accords when dealing with a foe that may become a menace. They have the notion that all things must be exhausted before intervening in campaigns that may cost vast amounts of spending and cause violence that may result in death. There have been few times in the last 30 years in which Democrats have taken an offensive stance against an enemy of the state. It would seem as though Democrats are more likely to employ the Department of State than any other department within the government. Republicans, on the other hand, tend to feel the exact opposite. Republicans are big on using the military as a deterrent against a foe. The Republican stance is that a foe probably is
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