This year is the centennial of American (United States) imperialism–it marks the 100th anniversary of President Woodrow Wilson’s act of forcing New-World intervention into an Old-World war.
President Wilson began the tradition of forcing U.S. troops to fight other countries’ wars–President Harry Truman began the tradition of forcing U.S. troops to fight other countries’ wars without a declaration of war by the U.S. Congress. Both of these traditions have been carried out by both Democratic and Republican presidents–into the current presidential administration.
What’s especially ironic is that the Republican Party, which was formed in 1854 for the purpose of U.S. imperialism (Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican president of the United States, started the draft (selective service) in the United States (Republican President Richard Nixon ended it)) was not the political party that initiated this practice of forcing U.S. troops to fight other countries’ wars, with or without a declaration of war by the U.S. Congress–both Woodrow Wilson and Harry Truman were Democrats.
In fact, the majority of U.S. presidents who have forced U.S. troops to fight other countries’ wars–or kept U.S. troops abroad who were sent by previous U.S. presidents–have been Democrats.
This is yet another reason–among countless reasons–for American voters to abandon both the Democratic and Republican Parties.
Abandon them both–for the sake of the United States of America.