I am a conservative, and as much as I’d like to say “screw the U.N. & who cares what Europe thinks” I know that having them on our side doesn’t hurt. It seems conservatives (in general) keep this country strong militarily & economically, but our love of capitalism tends to offend much of the world. Europe tends to dislike Bush. But then power changes hands, and liberals run the show. They concentrate on social programs & foreign affairs, and practice a form of government very popular in Europe. Europe tends to love Clinton. Then power changes again…and so on.
So, as much as I’d like capitalism/conservatism to prevail, is it best for our country in the long run to take this dual approach to government? Example: conservatives push hard to eliminate terrorism in Iraq & North Korea - great for the U.S., but tarnishes our reputation with the world. Liberals, once back in power mend these wounds with the world.
Is this the best possible situation for the U.S., or would it be better if one party was in control indefinitely?