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Old 03-07-2014, 12:47 PM
 
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Recently there was a law passed in Uganada that imprisons anyone discovered to be a homosexual for life.
the international communities response to this is to cease aid, and perhaps sanction Uganda. Okay. I suppose that is their way of fighting back, but it doesn't really seem all that fair to the citizens of Uganda. Sure the majority of them support the law, but they aren't the ones who pushed it through to law. The policy makers and goverment are the ones responsible. Okay. I've no idea how fair the election process in Uganda is or what exactly is required to get law passed, but generally people don't exactly decide things in such places.

Is there another way beside the current method to address/solve international matters? Any ideas?

This question applies to any international situation. In Uganda's case what do you think is a good solution?
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas/SF Peninsula/South Lake Tahoe
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Other than what you have noted . . . Nothing.

To be honest, whether I agree on this particular policy or not, it's non of my business.
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Old 03-10-2014, 09:06 AM
 
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Aside from being opposed to foreign aid altogether, I think we should focus on solving our own problems before condemning others.
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Old 03-10-2014, 10:24 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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When it comes to international matters
what can be done to curb "inhumane laws" "out there cultural practices", etc
Education is the common theme in all these matters.

But if we're to do that we should probably start at home.
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Old 03-10-2014, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Mill Valley, California
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Is there another way beside the current method to address/solve international matters? Any ideas? This question applies to any international situation. In Uganda's case what do you think is a good solution?
The idea of "Tragedy of the Commons" comes to mind with topics like this. First referenced when common pasture-lands shared by English herdsmen, but owned by no one, tended to become completely destroyed by the inability of people to naturally or instinctively steward non-owned resources for long term and continual use. We are a relatively short-sighted people I think by nature (never looking ahead too much beyond or our own live-span, for instance). Today, TotC largely only applies to air-quality/climate, ocean quality, and outer space. But, as your OP asks, there may be a TotC issue in how nations are largely left unchecked to abuse their own resources (which includes their populace) in exactly the same way as the English herdsmen abused their pastures.

The solution to TotC in the past was for governments to step in and take over the stewardship of the common system....and to suggest such a thing in this of case, I think, conjures up images of Giant Big-Brother style world governments in people's heads.

Perhaps until people reach a point where we govern fairly in a trustworthy fashion, and thus people can comfortably submit to a one world government without fear, you can urge support giving agencies like the world courts and United Nations far more power to prosecute and punish national agents.
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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Unless we are giving them aide in the form of money or goods which we can stop, there is not much we can do.
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