Publicado el 08-18-2012
The Difficult National and
of the U.S.
So many and so complex are its international policy and security problems that in the United States of America should exist a serious concern about all of them and the country’s leaders, regardless of their political party, should endeavor to achieve a minimum of coordination to try to identify and solve these problems. Naturally, there are always discrepancies between both parties and within them there are always group discrepancies. However, what should prevail is good judgment when certain serious national problems are involved.
It is important to know that these issues require studies and analyses on an almost permanent basis so that a reasonable number of leaders from the different political camps may understand the essential aspects of each problem. And, when it is known that the highest interests and ideals of the country are at stake, there is the patriotic obligation to find prudent and effective solutions. This does not mean that this be an easy effort. The very nature of the problems is very complicated and, besides, partisan interests often unduly prevail over the national interest.
Of course, an indispensable and adequate civic and patriotic culture would eliminate or greatly reduce the risks implied in this attitude of first thinking about a group or a party and later about what is really good, with historic perspective, for the United States of America. When there is a strong civic culture, encouraged by permanent studies and consultations with those who know more, the point could be reached when large sectors of the national community understand what is best for the country and what should be done so that this is effective and permanent, as much as possible.
There will always be discrepancies, moreover because this is part of democracy. However, there is a certain type of discrepancy that reaches irrational proportions and that exists only with the purpose of openly and blindly favoring a party or group although the whole nation or any of its states might suffer. These should not be considered understandable and normal discrepancies among groups or parties.