Yesterday, The Hill published
an article on how conservatives are concerned that the U.S. is
losing its global influence because of the Obama administration’s
policies. In the last year, some Republican lawmakers have bemoaned
the Obama administration’s
policy on Syria and the
nuclear deal with Iran (agreed to with other members of the
There are of course some Republicans who are not fans of the
U.S. being overly involved abroad, including Sen.
Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Rep.
Justin Amash (R-Mich.) who, as Reason.com’s Nick
Gillespie pointed in an article for The
Daily Beast, “consistently take on their own party when it
comes to limiting executive power, rolling back the
surveillance state and other war-on-terror
excesses and redefining foreign policy.”
While some conservatives might argue that the U.S. is losing its
global influence, recent polling suggests that most Americans
support the U.S. minding its own business.
Earlier this month, the
Pew Research Center published its latest poll on American
attitudes towards America’s place in the world. The results of the
poll show that for the first time in almost fifty years a majority
of Americans believe that the U.S. should mind its own business
when it comes to foreign affairs.
Some Republicans might not be impressed with the state of
America’s global influence under Obama’s presidency, but Pew’s
polling suggests that a majority of Americans are fine with the
U.S. being less involved in other countries’ affairs.
from Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2013/12/23/conservatives-say-us-is-losing-influence