I found this interesting enough to post. Liberal Europeans think that they have some right to vote in the US since our foreign policy affects the world. Do they think they should be permitted to vote in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, or anywhere else? No, of course not.
http://www.brusselsjournal.com/node/2825 Text of the column is below.
"American presidential elections are not “home affairs.” American decisions have repercussions all over the globe. The American mortgage crisis affects banks in Europe. The insatiable American demand for oil makes the Arabian sheiks rich. The American refusal to care for the environment causes the North Pole ice to melt and coastal areas in Asia to flood. A weakened dollar and an immense budget deficit affect the global economy.
Hence, the world should be given the right to vote. Because the current situation is a blatant case of taxation without representation, against which the Americans rebelled in 1776. But of course the world will not be allowed to vote. The best we can hope for is that the Americans choose a leader who is deeply aware of the U.S.’s responsibility, as a superpower, for the rest of mankind.
The international community was able to limit America’s hegemony somewhat through organisations for international consultation, agreements and the corresponding judicial apparatus. But that system is in crisis, partly through the actions of the current American president."
Hat tip to WeaselZippers