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HailHailtoMichigan!
Michigan Fan
Mission Viejo, CA
Member since Mar 2012
8832 posts

A couple of questions for the poliboard community.


1. Is it sometimes necessary to use military force to maintain order in the world?
a. Yes
b. No

2. Should there have to be UN approval before using military force to deal with international threats?
a. yes
b. No

3. Isolationism vs Engagement
a. Let each country deal with its own problems.
b. Other countries should be helped.

4. Our people are not perfect, but our culture is superior to others.
a. Agree
b. Disagree

5. Which is more important?
a. State ensures nobody is in need.
b. Freedom to pursue own goals in life without interference.

6. Success in life is largely determined by factors outside of our control.
a. Agree
b. Disagree.







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GumboPot
LSU Fan
Saints Fan
Member since Mar 2009
22450 posts

re: A couple of questions for the poliboard community.


quote:

1. Is it sometimes necessary to use military force to maintain order in the world?
a. Yes
b. No


Yes, only for securing trading lanes.

quote:

2. Should there have to be UN approval before using military force to deal with international threats?
a. yes
b. No


No.

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3. Isolationism vs Engagement
a. Let each country deal with its own problems.
b. Other countries should be helped.


Lean more toward "a.".

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4. Our people are not perfect, but our culture is superior to others.
a. Agree
b. Disagree


Disagree.

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5. Which is more important?
a. State ensures nobody is in need.
b. Freedom to pursue own goals in life without interference.


Easy, "b." by a mile.

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6. Success in life is largely determined by factors outside of our control.
a. Agree
b. Disagree.



Mostly "b.".






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ClydeFrog
Oklahoma Fan
Arkansas
Member since Jul 2012
2704 posts

re: A couple of questions for the poliboard community.


1. A

2. B

3. A (should be the default setting except when something especially unfortunate happens)

4. A

5. B

6. B






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FT
Georgia Tech Fan
The University of LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2003
10790 posts

re: A couple of questions for the poliboard community.


1. A.

2. B.

3. B.

4. B.

5. A.

6. B.






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Gmorgan4982
LSU Fan
Member since May 2005
96442 posts

re: A couple of questions for the poliboard community.


1. Uh... Using military force to maintain order is like using stabbing to stop violence.

2. Screw the UN

3. I'm single

4. It's relative

5. b

6. a






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Gladius Veritas
Arkansas Fan
North Little Rock, Arkansas
Member since May 2012
9277 posts

re: A couple of questions for the poliboard community.


1. A

2. B

3. B

4. B

5. A

6. B






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FT
Georgia Tech Fan
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Member since Oct 2003
10790 posts

re: A couple of questions for the poliboard community.








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kingbob
LSU Fan
St. Amant, LA
Member since Nov 2010
13933 posts

re: A couple of questions for the poliboard community.


quote:

1. Is it sometimes necessary to use military force to maintain order in the world?


2. Should there have to be UN approval before using military force to deal with international threats?

3. Isolationism vs Engagement

4. Our people are not perfect, but our culture is superior to others.

5. Which is more important?

6. Success in life is largely determined by factors outside of our control.


1. We shouldn't have to police the world. However, If we are treatened, intervention is on the table. Also, if a country comes to us for help, we should consider coming to their aid.

2. No, the UN is meaningless.

3. I don't advocate for intervening militarily in other countries' affairs, but I would still maintain diplomatic relationships with all countries and offer free trade to all nations.

4. I believe in American Exceptionalism, Manifest Destiny, and the American Dream, that upwards social mobility can be achieved through hard work and persistence.

5. Freedom to pursue own goals in life without interference. This with exceptions. Your rights should not interfere with anyone else's rights. If you trample on anyone's rights, the legal system and the tort system should be able to rectify the situation amply and justly.

6. Disagree, success is a combination of luck, talent, hard work, and persistence. The luck and natural talent is out of our control, but the hard work and persistence that can lead to the development of that talent is entirely on us. In this day and age, there are enough opportunities that anyone with around average intelligence can, through hard work and persistence and good decision making (graduate from high school, don't have kids until you're ready, ect), can be moderately successful and live a good life.






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Bard
LA-Monroe Fan
BR
Member since Oct 2008
14855 posts

re: A couple of questions for the poliboard community.


1. Yes.

2. No.

3. B, but only for close allies that truly need assistance

4. Ridiculous question that doesn't have an actual answer, especially within the narrow confines you've set.

5. B. Freedom is the foundation of any truly beneficial governing system. Without that, A becomes tyranny.

6. See #4.






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blueboy
LSU Fan
between here and there
Member since Apr 2006
17565 posts

re: A couple of questions for the poliboard community.


quote:

1. Is it sometimes necessary to use military force to maintain order in the world?
a. Yes
b. No
Yes, especially when the "order" that is threatened is the safety of our own people but also in circumstances where any sane person can see that what is taking place is an atrocity (Rwanda and Somalia, for example).

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2. Should there have to be UN approval before using military force to deal with international threats?
a. yes
b. No
No. The UN, though well-intentioned, has proven to be ineffective, counter-productive and in many cases, corrupt.

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3. Isolationism vs Engagement
a. Let each country deal with its own problems.
b. Other countries should be helped.
Mixture of both, based on the above criteria. Man, you could have rolled 1-3 into one question.

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4. Our people are not perfect, but our culture is superior to others.
a. Agree
b. Disagree
A. There has never been a better vehicle for a person to realize self-determination than there is in the United States. That's why so many people want to live here.

quote:

5. Which is more important?
a. State ensures nobody is in need.
b. Freedom to pursue own goals in life without interference.
Invalid question. No mechanism can insure that there will never be people in need, and state-granted entitlements only serve to cultivate poverty and misery while destroying the system that enables an escape therefrom.

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6. Success in life is largely determined by factors outside of our control.
a. Agree
b. Disagree.
B. There are certainly twists of fate that can defeat an industrious or exceptional individual, but overwhelmingly, success is dependent upon the choices and abilities of the person.






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SoulGlo
LSU Fan
Shinin' Through
Member since Dec 2011
3207 posts

re: A couple of questions for the poliboard community.


1 yes

2 frick the UN

3 a

4 constitution, yes. culture? That's entirely debatable. DNA-wise, we're no different than anyone on the planet. We've been so successful because of our freedom. We've thrown it in the trash, though.

5 b

6 b







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NC_Tigah
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2003
48233 posts

re: A couple of questions for the poliboard community.


quote:

A couple of questions for the poliboard community.
1. Is it sometimes necessary to use military force to maintain order in the world?
a. Yes
b. No

2. Should there have to be UN approval before using military force to deal with international threats?
a. yes
b. No

3. Isolationism vs Engagement
a. Let each country deal with its own problems.
b. Other countries should be helped.

4. Our people are not perfect, but our culture is superior to others.
a. Agree
b. Disagree

5. Which is more important?
a. State ensures nobody is in need.
b. Freedom to pursue own goals in life without interference.

6. Success in life is largely determined by factors outside of our control.
a. Agree
b. Disagree.
7. We are not the world's police force.
a. Agree
b. Disagree






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ShortyRob
LSU Fan
Savannah, GA
Member since Oct 2008
25365 posts

re: A couple of questions for the poliboard community.


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1. Is it sometimes necessary to use military force to maintain order in the world?
Hmm. vague. Knee jerk reaction is "no" but, that's because I'm taking "maintain order" to be a pretty expansive concept. But, I would say "yes", sometimes military is needed. Define "maintain order" better.

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2. Should there have to be UN approval before using military force to deal with international threats?

No. Because "international threats" are never threats to EVERYONE. Needing U.N. approval basically creates paralysis.

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3. Isolationism vs Engagement

A. Let nationed deal with their own shite.

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4. Our people are not perfect, but our culture is superior to others.
Our culture is most certainly superior to some other cultures in the world. This is only debatable if one resides in an ivory tower. Everyone rational can see the reality.

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5. Which is more important?

FREEDOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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6. Success in life is largely determined by factors outside of our control.

Disagree. For a TINY sliver of people at both ends, success/failure is practically predestined. For the other 98%, you are largely the sum of your choices.






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SpartyGator
Florida Fan
Member since Oct 2011
27510 posts

re: A couple of questions for the poliboard community.


1. A (but we need to do less of this, cannot be policemen of the whole world.)

2. B.

3. B (but like Q1, we need to be limited in our roles abroad)

4. B. (I love a lot of things re: culture, but at times there are elements of our population that make me sick)

5. B

6. B.






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Patrick O Rly
New Orleans Saints Fan
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Member since Aug 2011
34791 posts
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re: A couple of questions for the poliboard community.


quote:

1. Is it sometimes necessary to use military force to maintain order in the world?
a. Yes
b. No



I wouldn't say it brings order, but it's sometimes necessary.

quote:

2. Should there have to be UN approval before using military force to deal with international threats?
a. yes
b. No




They can eat dicks.

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3. Isolationism vs Engagement
a. Let each country deal with its own problems.
b. Other countries should be helped.



B, although I don't like the moniker of "isolationist." I would be conducting trade with those countries.

quote:

4. Our people are not perfect, but our culture is superior to others.
a. Agree
b. Disagree



While I do think some cultures are superior to others, I can't unilaterally say American culture is superior. Is Texas culture like Connecticut?

quote:

5. Which is more important?
a. State ensures nobody is in need.
b. Freedom to pursue own goals in life without interference.



B, because I believe B will address A.

quote:

6. Success in life is largely determined by factors outside of our control.
a. Agree
b. Disagree.



Depends on what your goals are. If you have none, I'd imagine you'd be really successful, and nothing could stop you.






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catholictigerfan
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2009
34466 posts

re: A couple of questions for the poliboard community.


1. B
2. B
3. mostly a but sometimes b
4. B
5. A (but state should only help those in extreme necessity)
6. Kinda A its a mix I believe






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CarrolltonTiger
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Aug 2005
46226 posts

re: A couple of questions for the poliboard community.


Six is not a couple.







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JEAUXBLEAUX
LSU Fan
Bayonne, NJ
Member since May 2006
43657 posts

re: A couple of questions for the poliboard community.


Beyond a couple straight through few up to several





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cwill
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Jan 2005
22826 posts

re: A couple of questions for the poliboard community.


quote:

1. Is it sometimes necessary to use military force to maintain order in the world?
a. Yes
b. No


Time to stop being World Police...it hasn't worked.

quote:

2. Should there have to be UN approval before using military force to deal with international threats?
a. yes
b. No


No.

quote:

3. Isolationism vs Engagement
a. Let each country deal with its own problems.
b. Other countries should be helped.


False choices...we should remain diplomatically and economically engaged with the world. We do not need to be militarily engaged.....close bases.

quote:

4. Our people are not perfect, but our culture is superior to others.
a. Agree
b. Disagree


Superior political system in general...culture? It's relative.

quote:

5. Which is more important?
a. State ensures nobody is in need.
b. Freedom to pursue own goals in life without interference.




quote:

6. Success in life is largely determined by factors outside of our control.
a. Agree
b. Disagree.


To simplistic...you control some while others are beyond your control, birth for example.






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Cold Pizza
Ohio State Fan
Member since Sep 2011
7639 posts

re: A couple of questions for the poliboard community.


1. Is it sometimes necessary to use military force to maintain order in the world?
a. Yes, when that order directly benefits the USA.

2. Should there have to be UN approval before using military force to deal with international threats?
b. No, frick no.

3. Isolationism vs Engagement
a. Let each country deal with its own problems. And when they make their problems our problems we nuke the frick out of all parties involved.

4. Our people are not perfect, but our culture is superior to others.
a. Agree, but we won't force it on them. Let them figure it out themselves.

5. Which is more important?
b. Freedom to pursue own goals in life without interference.

6. Success in life is largely determined by factors outside of our control.
b. Disagree.






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