Originally Posted by Aries Walker
I'd rather we be the world's police force, than for the world to have no police force. Isolationism almost kept us out of World War II completely - that would have been a monumental disaster, and the world is much more complex, interconnected, and volatile now.
It's not isolationism to stay out of the internal affairs of other countries. WWII does not apply since we were attacked directly. Apples and oranges. Plus, one could argue, that our helping in WWI lead to factors creating WWII. One could argue, as some have, that if we were not in WWII, that Germany would have gone all the way to Russia who would have kicked their butts, since the Russians had them pretty much defeated in WWII before we got there. Those two tyrants would have knocked each other out.
Why does the world need a police force anyway? That just calls for more central govt control over the world—a far worse scenario.