Some citizens of the United States believe that we, as a country, should concern ourselves more with the well being of our own citizens first. That the United States citizens should be our first and top priority above anyone else around the globe. I argue otherwise, in that the well being and economies around the world are all equally important and if we are able to help other countries, we should. If the United States is able to help another country financially or economically, why would we not help? I believe that if we are giving to other countries, we will also receive from other countries as well, in our times of need. The United States is a portion of the world, and I think the first step to resolving conflicts with others is to be there for them, creating peace. The thought of not helping other countries when we are able to is immoral. The United States has already helped so many …show more content…
Some may argue that other nations will use us for our aid. If the United States of America is helping a nation defend themselves, why would they turn against us? Especially if we are the sole aid to that country. Why would they throw away all of our help? Also, I can see the perspective of helping ourselves before a person of a different country or origin. But what exactly is the difference between stopping hunger in America and stopping hunger in Africa? Both are hungry. Both are in need. So why not help? The people who are not in agreement of aiding other countries are too often caught up in the borders of our planet. We are all humans. There is no difference between protecting an American and protecting a Mexican. Some may argue that other countries do not aid us with our issues. Other countries do not have the ability to help, though. We do. Giving is not about what you get in return. Giving is about doing something that others would not be able to accomplish on their own, without expecting anything in
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The world is not caring about the more important things in life such as being thankful for what they have and where they live, having great support systems, and being educated. All these things are great to have in order to be successful but in the shadows are the ones who don’t have the opportunity to have those things and not having these things lead to those who end being homeless, hungry, or resort to violence. I’m here to talk about the big thing that is constantly on TV but isn’t being taken into action and that thing is world hunger. World hunger is one of the main problems in America and even all around the world. I was watching TV and I noticed the BET awards was on and there were all these rich celebrities who have all this money
The United States does not have an obligation to help poor countries. Many believe that the U.S. has a moral or ethical obligation to assist countries who need it. The United States is viewed as the police of the world, defender of democracy, and body of countries who it chooses to align with. When it is said that the U.S. has an “ethical obligation” the definition of those terms vary from person to person. No one is obligated to do anything, people feel obligated based on their own values and beliefs. Although the U.S. has a high gross
aid can be used to protect the United States from threats from other nations. Beyond humanitarian aid, there is a more complex interpretation of what U.S. foreign aid is and what it does both for the recipient country and America. For example, building democratic governments in other countries is one strategy for fighting terrorism. The United States has long had the reputation of using its military forces for good, such as during World War II when American soldiers helped to defeat Hitler’s Nazism. When dealing with a repressive regime which does not want to engage in democracy military force may be necessary. I am convinced that the United States can provide a healthy dose of overwhelming firepower if that is what it
Foreign aid is something that is provided by donating governments to countries in need, mostly third-world countries. Foreign aid is allocated for two extremely broad categories, economic development and military aid. Under these categories there are specific uses for foreign aid like, health, humanitarian assistance, democratic elections and even protection for forests. There is debate about foreign aid being a waste because of corrupt governments, which gives the United States speculation whether it should continue to provide foreign aid and how much. This was a popular topic in the 2012 election between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. It would be most beneficial to the United States to maintain foreign aid levels while having conditions
The U.S has oceans between them and the countries they are against, so they are in no fear of being attacked. This means that if any other country were attacked, the US would have to send troops, food, and supplies. This is bad because we are in no fear of being attacked so we would have to send troops and supplies without getting anything out of it. World War one was a European war, The United States didn’t need to get involved, we lost 115,000 soldiers in World War one and if
In the foreword, Bridges states he and the political will are part of the problem of hidden hunger in America. He does not give us much information on what he was not doing before he decided to help. Bridges also states that we could help end this problem just as much as anyone else can, but he never furthers the thought after this. Bridges could inform us on what he meant when he was the problem and how we individual's reading this could help end this problem. We do not see ads on television telling us the people in our own country are starving. The politicians have so much power and if they are standing for what they believe in then most would think there would be no hunger in America. The politicians should be making sure that everyone
Helping out a less fortunate or country need can be to allies because now that they are a part of US territory if war may ever break out they would stand by the United States. A exponential example of the situation would be Cuba. The Cuban people were being starved by Spaniards. Previous to this Cuba has failed to gain independence on multiple occasions. The initial attempt to free Cuba was to sell the differences on paper, this method was not accomplished which lead to war. The Spanish American war was fought for four months which led to a revolution Cuba. After the United States had endorsed Cuba the whole Cuban government was
Many skeptics challenge the reasoning for investing so much money into helping so many other countries when that money could instead help us improve internal affairs. After all, foreign aid spending has increased to $50 billion a year today, which could be put towards funding education to ensure that more kids go to college and possibly affecting the innovation of the future(Morris). Giving more than you receive is nice, but when it involves a country 's financial crisis, maybe it 's best if Santa cuts back some of this year 's presents. And although the argument may be valid, lending out a helping hand can create more allies than enemies to help us in return when we need it. In fact, foreign aid only accounts for 0.5 percent of the federal budget (Stearn). Compared to all the other matters at hand that the government is worrying about, the amount of spending put into aiding poorer countries is positive in both a moral aspect and a political aspect.
Tiara, I think you hit the nail right on the head. The United States government is a case in point that has helped a lot of countries and we continue to do so, on a regular base. We the people or government that the people elected help so much throughout the world because of our Christian faith this country was built on. There are times, such as after a war, the United States disengages from the country early leaving the citizens and an unprepared military to fend for themselves. Although things may have been not the best before we engaged in war, when leaving a country in an unprepared situation can result in rebel forces taking over, creating a possible more threating situation.
Ever had that one friend? The one who tries to help, but no matter how hard he tries, he just aggravates the situation. This friend, Steve, insists he is helping, and those around, too, would support that he is indeed helping. But Steve is actually worsening the circumstances. He is like countries who provide foreign aid to less developed countries. Foreign aid, defined as “the international transfer of capital, goods, or services from a country or international organization for the benefit of the recipient country or its population,” can be military, economic, or humanitarian (“Foreign”). It is often granted to less developed countries in order to evoke government reforms or to stimulate economic growth. However, foreign aid neither elicits government reform, nor does it consistently and reliably stimulate economic growth; therefore, the United States should discontinue providing foreign economic aid.
Should America be morally obligated to give foreign aid with such problems within its own borders? According to www.state.gov under the foreign assistance budget tab, the United States is slotted in 2015 for $46.2 billion. That is 1% of the budget. That aid goes to assisting world hunger, helping governments form a democratic government, as well military training and weapons. In a quote by Secretary Kerry (Apr. 8): "When you consider that the American people pay just one penny of every tax dollar for the 46.2 billion in this request ... when it comes to the State Department and USAID, taxpayers are getting an extraordinary return on their investment.” Is it wrong to assist mankind? No. Should we focus first on our own people with the statistics given previously? Yes. Imagine what the citizens of the United States could give to the world if we were well fed leading to better health, formally educated, and had the food security to benefit others across the
As a country, we are currently faced with a decision that challenges our strength and power. The U.S is, without a doubt, a dominant, influential country that is very rarely threatened by an outside force. We are amongst the most dominant countries in the world because of our military and nuclear strength. As the most powerful country, it is our responsibility to protect those who are in desperate need of our help. We cannot turn a blind eye to the issues occurring half way across the world in Greece and Turkey. Time and time again we have been referred to as the “world police”, and now we must embrace that nickname and everything it embodies. We must aid the smaller, defenseless countries in their time of need by sending our troops and offering extensive financial assistance. Not only would we be fulfilling our duties as the “big brother” of the rest of the world, but we would also be defending our beliefs of capitalism.
Yes, war would be allowed in defense of others. For-example when Iraq invaded Kuwait during the Gulf war the U.S. intervenes. The United States has made great strides in building up the operational capacity of its partners by training and equipping troops and mentoring them in the field. This is especially true in the Middle East Regions. Another instance is through the Lend-Lease program, the United States sent some $31 billion worth of supplies (in 1940s dollars) to the United Kingdom over the course of the war. It dates back to the period before the United States entered World War II, when Winston Churchill famously said, "Give us the tools, and we will finish the job." U.S. aid to the Soviet Union during those years exceeded $11 billion, including hundreds of thousands of trucks and thousands of tanks, aircraft, and artillery pieces. Helping other countries better provide for their own
For example, in a speech called “The Perils of Indifference,” where Elie Wiesel talks about the holocaust in which “6 years ago, its human cargo where nearly 1,000 Jews were turned to nazi germany.” Meaning that many people died during that time and no one really helped. Yes there was the rebels who tried there best to help people escape but if other people, like other countries were to get involved there would be a less count of deaths throughout the holocaust or it could of be stopped. Another example could be Syria from a documentary called “ # chicago girl,” were Syria is get destroyed by the regime. In the documentary the girl is talking about how people are in danger and that building where people live in are getting bombed. She has people over there filming to get help from the world. In one clip it shows a underground hospital where they are running out of medical supplies. If we were to help then those people were to get better and also we can send troops out to protect and stand and fight with them, so one can get hurt or killed anymore. Many even get the government involved to go