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Why does our goverment get involved with other goverments business?

A friend of mine who lives in another country said in their country we are called, "Sheriff's of the World." Why do you think we do it?


Asked by Prayerpartner at 6:59 AM on Oct. 1, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Because the USA wants control and because the Government and the behind the scenes people think THEY are right. It is kind of like when a Mormon or a Jehovah's Witness group goes door-to-door and tries to tell you that they are the only true religion and inform you that if you don't learn that ,you will not be blessed,etc. and not go to heaven. THEY think they are the only ones who are right.
    SO...Americans assume that the rest of the world needs us to police them and tell them how to live....oh,and something about all that OIL in other areas of the world. Heh.

    Answer by gertie41 at 10:20 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • Tell your friend to let her country know that we Americans would be more than happy to keep our own damn money as opposed to sending it to other countries that stand there with their hand out only to bitch about us getting in their business.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:09 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • Agree with anon.

    Answer by Carpy at 8:32 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • Also with anonymous here..

    Answer by tnmomofive at 10:01 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • I'm wondering the same thing. No one (except for ourselves) appointed us the "Police of the World." Honestly, I think we should pack up from where we're enforcing our rules and laws, and come back home. I know that a good portion of our oil comes from those countries, but, don't we have treaties in place for that?

    Answer by _Tam_ at 10:15 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • Power!!

    It would be safer for us to butt out and maybe people would not want to kills.

    Answer by gammie at 10:48 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • Oil.

    Answer by Saya at 7:26 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • Ultimate consumers of everything- plus we like control-

    Answer by Sisteract at 10:36 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • We are the first one they come crying to if there is a problem. We are the first country to give aid if there is a disaster. I am fine with leaving them to their own devices.........don't come bawling to us though.

    It's a good thing the US is the "sheriff" instead of a country like..oh Iran dontcha think?

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:56 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • Because we are involved in how other countries are run so much. Funny how such a tolerant country can't keep their nose in their own affairs especially when we aren't wanted to get involved.

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 10:02 AM on Oct. 1, 2010