Donald Trump's Essay: The Isolation Of America

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The isolation of America in relation to other nations will handicap the citizens of our country; however, President Donald Trump suggests this isolation would “make America great again”. Trump first supports this idea by informing the American people what has taken place in this country due to our interventions in other nations. He notes that “for many decades, we’ve enriched foreign industry at the expense of American industry; subsidized the armies of other countries while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military ; we’ve defended other nation’s borders while refusing to defend our own; and spent trillions of dollars overseas while America’s infrastructure has fallen into disrepair and decay”. He continues,“we’ve made other countries…show more content…
One of the greatest advantages of this country is the fact that we are a democratic nation. We, as the American people have the luxury to have a voice and the opportunity to unite for numerous reasons, one being to chose who governs our state. A healthy and effecient Democracy is when people organize for a joint purpose. Alexis De Tocqueville supports this in his selection of Democracy of America, “but among democratic peoples all the citizens are independent and weak [...] they would all therefore find themselves helpless if they did not learn to help each other voluntarily” (Davis & Lynn p. 57). In relation to President Trump’s inaguaral address, he identifies the power of our Democracy suggesting “we must speak our minds openly, debate our dissagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity. When America is united, America is totally unstoppable”. Americans ability to unite in a civilized manner promotes a supreme country. This is the admirable aspect of America’s Democracy; however, concerns with Democracy in America can arise when the chosen leadership creates moral conflict among the people. A part of Trump’s speech reflects such conflict when he says, “we will reiforce old alliances and form new ones--and unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the Earth”. He is foreshadowing a war that is not neccessarily in the best interest of mankind and is using the unity of America to implement such warfare. Though, Tocquville defnitely mentioned in Davis and Lynn how “In democratic countries only the governing power is naturally in a position so to act, but it is easy to see that its action is always inadequate and often dangerous” (p. 56). It is fair to say Democracy is a beautiful priviledge in a sense that it allows
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