Why We Can’t Ignore Terrible Things In Other Parts of the World

I hear many people say that as a country the United States should ignore the terrible things that happen in other parts of the world and instead concern ourself with our own problems.  While I do agree we often do meddle in affairs which really don’t concern or threaten us we as a country and as a world super power can not turn a blind eye to crimes against humanity.  We have a moral and ethical obligation to stop horrible things that happen elsewhere in the world.

However it is more than that.  I’m writing this late in the evening of December 7th 2016.  75 years ago today our nation was attacked brutally and unprovoked as we stood by in a time of peace when the rest of the world was attempting to fight off evil.

Battleship USS West Virginia sunk and burning at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. In background is the battleship USS Tennessee.
Battleship USS West Virginia sunk and burning at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. In background is the battleship USS Tennessee.

On December 7th 1941 we were attacked in an unprovoked manner, thousands lost their lives.  This is why we can’t ignore terrible things that happen elsewhere in the world, because evil if unchecked will also eventually directly impact us.  I’m not saying we should attack everything evil, but I am saying we definitely shouldn’t ignore it.

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