Grand Duke wrote:
Frank Apisa wrote:
Love of country is fine...but there is a greater good that must be considered.
Frank - would you say that an example of this is the Kyoto agreement, and the way that Bush is refusing to sign (I believe) as it will 'harm' the US's economy or similar? That sometimes it is necessary to put the world before your own country?
(I won't be back till later, but I couldn't resist a little post before I went out.)
Well...you are getting the flavor of my comment...but this might not be a "best case" example.
One could easily argue that signing onto the Kyoto agreement is truly not putting the world before your county...but rather, putting short term benefit before long term disaster. One might also argue that is an example of a "penny wise; pound foolish" mentality.
In any case, by dissing the Kyoto agreement, our present government has done a disservice not only to the rest of the world, but to ourselves as well.