Illinois voters weigh in on America’s role in foreign matters
SPRINGFIELD – When it comes to America’s role in foreign matters, Illinois voters have a lot of opinions.
The question, “What is America’s role in the world?” was posed to U.S. President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, during Monday night’s debate – the third and final debate between the two main presidential candidates before the Nov. 6 election.
Illinois Watchdog followers on Facebook weighed in.
“America has the responsibility to defend freedom and liberty around the world,” said Hettie Crocker.
But Guisef Volium of Chicago said America is too entangled in other countries’ business.
“When we were on top of the world we were actually doing some good. Now we can’t even straighten out our own economy or keep our wealthy in line,” he wrote. “I’d have to say that today we’re doing more harm than good overseas. We’re still being haunted by the ghosts of Nixon, Reagan and Bush Sr. (and) Jr.”
Donald Hennig of central Illinois said America’s role in the world used to be “the shining light of capitalism and freedom.”
But “America’s role in the world today is demonstrating that with a big enough army you can force anybody to do what you want,” he wrote.
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