A recent poll says that nearly half (49%) of Americans, the highest in 40 years, believe America should "mind its own business" on the international stage. And more of us feel that we should decrease troops in Afghanistan than feel we should increase them. Once again, the government is out of touch with the American people and ignorant of the True Spirit of America.
Some people like to call this stance "isolationism," but that is not entirely accurate. True isolationists (like 19th century Japan) believe in little to no foreign trade as well as no wars, and few Americans fit this mold completely. However, the TSAP, like half of Americans, is sick and tired of overzealous interventionism and imperialism to the neglect of our problems at home. Policing the world (and being the world's sugar daddy) seems to do more harm than good to other countries as well. As for trade, we now have a gargantuan and unsustainable trade deficit, and more and more jobs are being outsourced while our economy is increasingly foreign-owned. Foreign trade is fine, but we need to have a favorable balance of trade if we want to stay strong. Bottom line: we need to take care of our own first and stop meddling in the affairs of the rest of the world. Only then can we avoid the fate of the Romans.
By the way, our national debt is now $12 TRILLION and growing.