Every American generation must have had more than enough Forest Gumps. There is no other way to explain why people continue to show up for war after war after war.
Stupid is as stupid does, Sir.
Both Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson declared that God had given American leaders--"Christ's Army," according to Wilson--the divine duty to "improve" the backward peoples of America and the world. Roosevelt and Wilson used that rationale to establish modern progressivism and American imperialism, both of which were part of what Roosevelt called "the long struggle for the uplift of humanity." They argued that greater government intervention, through social welfare and regulatory programs at home and military incursions abroad, would remake American slums and all the countries of the world into the Puritan ideal of a "city on a hill."
To fulfill this mission, Roosevelt championed many social-welfare measures, including pure-food and worker-safety regulations, but he also pushed the United States to attack Spain and occupy Cuba and the Philippines--the so-called Spanish-American War, which historians characterize as America's "first imperial war." The assault and subsequent occupations resulted in the deaths of more than 10,000 Cubans, several hundred thousand Filipino civilians, and 4,541 American soldiers.
Why Liberals Kill
Jesus made me kill you.