Today, America has to justify their acting like a world’s policeman, that they want to fulfill their mission to bring freedom all over the world. This behavior offers the question, if America should use its power or if the U. S. should better behave like other nations with a certain distance towards other countries’ problems. To consider about this question, we have to take a deeper look to the American history. When the first settlers arrived in America they were oppressed respectively influenced by the British Empire. There were 13 colonies, which fought for their freedom.
These people were very pious religious groups who had a strong belief in earning their place in heaven, and in creating an earthly paradise, in the strong belief that God had provided them with the land to make a new beginning. They did have high ideals, which they wanted to bring to other countries, too. We arrive now in the last two centuries and the expansion of America. They have been justified, that they are the good chosen people on a mission to bring happiness, liberty and equality to foreign countries, ignoring countries with different cultures and values.
I personally believe, that America should respect other rights in other societies to determine their own government. There are some more points to consider here, like the fact that unstable regions can be havens for terrorists. On the one hand, America put an end to these areas, but they are killing civilians on many of the missions. Besides the cost of civilian lives, the war charges the live of American soldiers, too. The defenders would argue, that living with oppression and a constant state of terror throughout an entire population is worse than risk of a few death.
Thus leads inevitably, that Nations cannot grow and develop with constant threat of warlords and terrorists. At this point, America planted the grounding for those states to build up a new civil order, in short to design a new Nation. I would like to come back to the costs. Being a world policeman is connected with financial costs, which are extremely high. These costs could also be used to help America and its citizens itself. For instant, in case of natural catastrophes, like Orlando, only a few years ago.
I am convinced that these Americans didn’t want to spend any money to help other people in other countries. In connection with this, America helps, that humanitarian aid reach its intendment. The money could also be used for the American poverty, to help poorer people out of their situation and to finance a general school system, with proficient teachers. A further American justification is that they want to protect human rights. I would like to emphasize the genocide in several parts of Africa, where never American troops have been sent to.
Due to this fact, it seems that America is not in all cases interested in protecting liberty and democracy all over the world. Africa for example doesn’t offer any recourses of American interest. We have to take into account that America avoids or lessens genocide and atrocities, but we have to keep in mind and to criticize, that they aim to other goals, beside the values I mentioned already. The role America have been taken could increase an already growing ant-American sentiment around the world.
Furthermore, America is in great danger to be attacked by their enemies, they made during the invasion of certain states, like Irak or Afghanistan. Having considered all these arguments I must concede that I agree with the idea of America being a world’s policeman. In spite of all the positive adventures, disagree with the moral justification of America. There is so much pain in the world. I mentioned the genocide in Africa where the U. S is not military represented. America should be honestly to tell the world and its citizens what really happens and why it happens.