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Why do so many people have issues with "America First" as a political platform?

  1. RJ Schwartz profile image94
    RJ Schwartzposted 2 years ago

    Why do so many people have issues with "America First" as a political platform?

    Many people are trying to steer America toward a globalist position and many others are trying to keep America a sovereign nation.  People who support America first have been called everything from an anti-Semite to an outright traitor.  What's wrong with putting our interests ahead of everyone else's?

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  2. bradmasterOCcal profile image32
    bradmasterOCcalposted 2 years ago

    Ralph, that is a good ?, and I don't think there is a good reason against America First. Charity begins at home as they say, and it tells you how the minority voices in the country have been emboldened by the success of the PC movement.

    The tail is now wagging the dog, and that isn't how the country was founded, and it isn't how it is structured to work. Foreigners are now in the position to treat the US as an embassy of their country. They want to be here, but they want the US to run under their rules, and not our constitution.

    We have been unsuccessful since the end of WWII to make a difference in other countries by trying to make them democratic. In doing so our democracy has been watered down with ultra left idealism.

    I am an advocate that we start by not putting any word in front of American. xxxx American, if ssss insists on being there, it needs to be put after the word American.

    1. RJ Schwartz profile image94
      RJ Schwartzposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed - The Globalists are really the enemy of anyone who wants to keep enjoying freedom

  3. lovemychris profile image63
    lovemychrisposted 2 years ago

    Yes, its awful. We are so used! Our military, our troops, our tax dollars! And the oldest trick is to call names. Put the fear of God in you. And now, it's becoming against the law to speak out "Hate speech". How many journalist arrested and jailed?  A lot. The countries in this world who concern themselves with their citizens are happy and successful. Our former leaders made some bad deals that we seem to be stuck in. I feel we should welcome anyone who wants to be here. But loyalty must be to America. Enough of this crap electing people to serve interests other than our own. Adelson--talking to you! Maybe even Hillarys backer. Enough! Dual citizens in high levels? I don't think so.

    1. lovemychris profile image63
      lovemychrisposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Gideon Levy has article in Haaretz, 83 congress people selling out USA for Israel. Cutting aid for American citizens, increasing aid for Israel. You better ask why, cause I am. And supporting illegal activity. Settlements still expanding. Wth.

    2. RJ Schwartz profile image94
      RJ Schwartzposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not against America having allies, but disagree when we make policies based on the needs of our allies - If America let the whole world figure out their own issues, we'd be better off and they would likely too

    3. MizBejabbers profile image93
      MizBejabbersposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Haven't had time to research and verify this, but it seems that some of our federal laws are set by treaty under the UN. Do you know anything about this?

    4. RJ Schwartz profile image94
      RJ Schwartzposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      The UN is just an organization, participation is not mandatory, so I'd assume none of their mandates would be either - we could just opt out

  4. Credence2 profile image80
    Credence2posted 2 years ago

    Ralph, if everyone else takes that attitude, it would be a pretty troubled world, wouldn't it? We all have to give a little bit so that we all get along.

    1. RJ Schwartz profile image94
      RJ Schwartzposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      A lot of Americans are tired of getting walked on by the rest of the world

    2. Credence2 profile image80
      Credence2posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      There is that happy median between being walked upon and expecting the  world to be at our beck and call. Let's find that...

    3. RJ Schwartz profile image94
      RJ Schwartzposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I'd certainly like to see American tax dollars spent on Americans

    4. Credence2 profile image80
      Credence2posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I'd like to see that too. Are we prepared to reign in our military and foreign aid outlays to see that outcome?

    5. lovemychris profile image63
      lovemychrisposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Cost to American taxpayers of Israeli-Palestine conflict, 3 trillion: wrmea.org/2003-june. WE are paying to exterminate a whole race of people!! What does that profit USA? Nothing. In fact, it makes us partner to the crime. For whom am I working?

  5. Ken Burgess profile image92
    Ken Burgessposted 2 years ago

    I think it is time to put America first in our trade agreements, over China, Mexico, India, etc. ... the effort to make people feel this is a bad thing is because the international corporations could lose hundreds of billions a year in profit if we do.

    The politicians are bought and paid for by corporations and billionaires and banks, and they are all busy fleecing America and Americans, so our trade agreements continue to do us harm.

    I think it is time to put America first militarily, let Europe pay for its own wars, let Japan pay for its own defense, etc.   Or they can pay for us to do it for them, so long as they are footing the bill, not American taxpayers.  Of course, none of those countries want that, not their leaders, not their citizens... too bad.

    I think its time to put America first where it comes to the border... these millions of immigrants aren't our problem, they need to stay in their own country and make it better... instead of coming here to get free handouts, our own IRS gives them knowingly illegal tax returns, they get medical treatment, education, etc... meanwhile our own veterans are living on the streets and can't get treated in our hospitals. 

    America for AMERICANS.  It's about damned time the middle class stands up and says enough BS... and if they don't, they deserve to lose their jobs and their country.

    1. lovemychris profile image63
      lovemychrisposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      21-32 trillion in taxes owed to USA stashed in overseas banks. Patriotic?

  6. tamarawilhite profile image91
    tamarawilhiteposted 2 years ago

    Because liberals say every culture is equal, but in reality, every other society's nationalism and pride is valued over American nationalism and pride.

    1. RJ Schwartz profile image94
      RJ Schwartzposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed - America doesn't need any other country to exist / most of them need us

    2. lovemychris profile image63
      lovemychrisposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      What exactly is America nationalism and pride? I'm proud of my nationality, and proud to be an American. Despite the bs we get up to.And the whole point of current America is to be a beacon for the lost souls of all nationalities.The glue is freedom.

 
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