Should the United States resort to isolationism?

Jump to Last Post 1-5 of 5 discussions (5 posts)
  1. WindMaestro profile image61
    WindMaestroposted 7 years ago

    Should the United States resort to isolationism?

    Before it becomes stretched too thin?

  2. bill yon profile image71
    bill yonposted 7 years ago

    If by isilationism you mean should we tend to our business first before tending to someone else's, I would say yes. Running around the world giving away billions of dollars and outsourcing  badly needed jobs to third world countries at a time when the United States is right above the recession line is a dumb thing to do. We have  been in  a war for ten years and all past wars have been good for the economy, but not this one. That is because all the things that the military needs to fight this war on terror has been outsourced to other countries like China. This  whole Globilisation  thing  is a very  bad  idea  and  so  was The  North American Free Trade Agreement. These two  things are  the  real  killers of  the economy. When  I  was  growing up the United States was a Produceing nation meaning we produced products to sell to the world  now  we  are a consumer nation because we outsource products to be made in other countries and then turn right around and buy  it  back. This  is crazy  The United  States  needs to become a Producer instead of the world biggest consumer.Corparations are traitors to the American people  and need to reevaluate  their principles and keep these jobs at home in the  US instead  of  outsourcing everything just so they can make a few extra bucks off the backs of  Third  World  children.

  3. someonewhoknows profile image74
    someonewhoknowsposted 7 years ago

    We,would be more Independent if we didn't have to Import so much.
    More of our money would stay here to be used locally.and we,wouldn't have most of our clothes coming from elsewhere either and made at such deflated prices that don't pay their employees much.
    I know it's good for the bottom line ,but it keeps the workers poorer in every country theirs and ours.
    The corporations it's stockholders and the CEO's as well as wallstreet brokers make a killing.
    This may only be temporary as eventually those countries empoyees will want more than what they have now and that would mean higher prices all around.

    Our leaders have been on the opposite side of the spectrum for so many years now.Isolationism is the last thing on their minds.
    A new Roman Empire is what they want and It,appears thats what we have been doing with each and every war.We enter into new countries with the Idea of making them a Democracy when in fact a Democracy is not possible without a truely civiiized society ,which I doubt we have even now.
    We,have disposed of Democratically elected leaders elsewhere when it suits us economically.Don't we?



  4. Wayne Brown profile image85
    Wayne Brownposted 7 years ago

    Isolationism in its truest form would be very hard on the citizentry as well as the businesses of America.  We would be cuttin off all import and export of products.  That means we would rely on our own resources to supply the entire nation. In some cases that will not be enough, at least not for the short-term, as in fuel for our cars.  Once that fact was established, pricing would skyrocket as would demand and one would tend to drive the other in the chaos.  Our military would pull back to within our own borders, leaving our soil the first place on which we would fight any wars that came our way. If isolation is what we sought, then we would not be interfering in other problems of the world leaving those issues to other nations and people who have some selfish vested interest which might end in the kiling and destruction of inoccent populations. As those actions took place and more of these rogue nations began to feel their oats, the thought of attacking the USA would not be so daunting any longer and we could see frequent incursions onto our shores.  While it seems that isolation would drive us to better ourselves, that would be long in coming and the wait might just lead us to destroy ourselves in the process. Isolationism can be very dangerous. WB

  5. profile image0
    Old Empresarioposted 7 years ago

    Yes, because isolationism does not mean that we don't trade with other nations. It just means that we do not get directly involved in their military and political affairs. We'll follow the doctrine of George Washington--stay out of entangling alliances and foreign wars. He still signed treaties of amity, trade, and commerce with the nations of Europe, which has nothing to do with military alliances.

    Yes, the price of gas will go up for us. But that is not the world's problem. It's ours and we don't get the right to oppress other nations just because we want something that they have. The US has become a rogue nation that does whatever it wants. In 30 years since we knew the price of oil was going to start increasing, we could have developed alternate forms of energy. We didn't; so too bad. Now Muslims want to attack our government.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)