Actually I like us playing the role of world policeman.
If not us then who? China? Russia? Brics? No thanks!
However............we can’t play world policeman on borrowed money from China. For example we are fighting 3 wars in the middle-east to stabilize the region. Who is the main beneficiary? China! Why? Because China gets majority of their oil from middle-east. So we are going into debt FOR ETERNITY to China to protect oil supplies to China. Total stupidity!
Therefore, until our economy is fixed, our national debt is fixed, unfortunately I would have to go along with Ron Paul, at least on a temporary basis.
The Founding Fathers urged us to stay out of Old World conflicts. There is nothing "conservative" about ignoring their advice.
I made that point five years ago and nearly got thrown out of here before some level-headed Reagan supporter came to my rescue!
Every notice the most popular guy in any room? The one every follows, hangs on every word, and tries to emulate? It's always the nonchalant rich one. Sure, the guy with gun will get attention for a while, until people resent him and figure out how to overpower him, but the rich guy will win in in the long term because he's the guy who has something that everyone wants and is willing to do things for. He's the real leader.
America needs to be that rich guy again. Let someone else be the policeman that everyone hates -- a policeman who was never there to protect our interests anyway. World cops are always there to protect the overseas business interests of the elite, the American people just get the bill for it and think its about protecting them. Screw the elite, let them pay for their own mercenaries. We, as a people, need to get busy getting rich again. We'll be better protected making things that everyone wants, with our own army at home protecting us than we will with them overseas dying for countries not their own in wars that are bankrupting us. We need to start being American nationalists again -- worrying about our own country and its needs.