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The world run amok

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POSTED: Monday, July 21, 2014 - 7:17pm

UPDATED: Friday, July 25, 2014 - 11:52am

My dad and I use to go round and round about politics, until I finally grew up.

With my 19-year old thinking I'd announce "we cannot be the world's policeman." My dad would drop the newspaper down enough for me to see his sarcastic look and say "then who?"

Can't we all get along? No, I learned. We can't because, the world is full of despots.

We have our problems, but we are a great, compassionate country. Many others are not.

Look what's happening right now since we traded in our badge for nothing but speech-making and fund raising.

Greg Gutfeld said it best Sunday when he wrote the following excerpt:

" It's Sunday morning, and I'm reading the reports on the Malaysia Airline mass murder, and it's beyond depressing. Imagine if it were a son or a daughter, a sister or a brother, a mom or a dad-rotting in that field. And surrounding that field are a band of mystery men, preventing recovery. And think to yourself, that these fellows are picking through your loved ones' things-not only destroying a crime scene but possibly helping themselves to whatever's around them.

It's revolting. How does this world let this happen? Because we let it happen.

Amidst the clamoring for action and demands for investigations, a sense of helplessness permeates such rage. Without America leading the charge, the world body is headless; it's simply a chicken squawking around the ghastly field of dismal realities. Downed planes, kidnapped girls, women stoned for adultery, 100 dead in Nigeria. Expletive happens, to be sure. But we used to be the expletive -kickers.

I know, I know we can't be the world's policeman. But if not us, then who? 

This is what happens when you lead from behind or don't lead at all.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

you can email me at POV@ketknbc.com or Facebook me at KETK Neal Barton.  

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The world is not only full of despots, folks... it is also full of too many who pervert faith in God to justify their hate, political agenda, reasons to war against others, to deny others human dignity, foster division, and oppress those who do not believe what bullies, murderers and despots demand they also believe. This is not confined to third world countries, but can easily be found in the good old USA.

It's not a matter of being the 'worlds policeman'.

The duty of politicians is to protect the country FIRST. And that is a matter of having enough control to keep the world from going to war.

We cannot 'save' the world, but we can manage enough of it to keep it from falling into chaos.

That is why we had dictators for allies. The dictators kept a lid on things like communist or Muslim terrorist.

Was it nice? No. Was it moral? Depends.

But our nations interest comes first, that is survival.

How could America ignore the deplorable conditions the Vietnamese people lived under during French rule? How could we ignore the plight of the Philippine people under Marcos? How could we ignore the torture under the Shahs rule of Iran? How could we ignore the human rights violations under Pinochet in Argentina? How could we prop up a narco trafficker in Panama? How can we ignore the thousands dying from drug violence in Mexico? Well apparently it's pretty easy. They were all allies.

Neil exposes his upbringing in a simpletons home, we all have to come from somewhere. That he borrows from RonPaul's campaign; "World's Police", is laughable considering he nor KETK even heard of the candidate during the election. In actuality we don't police the world, we control markets and preserve our currency by military force. US supported militants have overthrown the legitimate government in the Ukraine just as they did in Iran under Operation Ajax. World Police, hardly.

Then stop complaining about paying taxes and barrowing money from china

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