- My policy has been and will continue to be ... to be on friendly terms with, but independent of, all nations on earth. To share in the broils of none. To supply their wants, and be carriers for them all; being thoroughly convinced that it is our policy and interest to do so; and that nothing short of self-respect, and that justice which is essential to a national character, ought to involve us in war.
Tag Archives: Africa
U.S.-vs-Islamic State: As IS-held cities fall, America must come home, avoid the next, far harder war
We are likely to hear much crowing about the martial prowess of the U.S.-Europe trained, Iranian-led, and Shia-dominated Iraqi Army as IS withdraws – if only temporarily – from Ramadi and Fallujah. Cities, however, do not equal power in an … Continue reading
Before Obama, Hillary Clinton, and their party pit Americans against each other by cynically twisting the Islamic State’s Orlando victory into a so-called hate crime, and use it as a tool to negate the right to bear arms, Americans must … Continue reading
One of the more reality-free themes to come out of the story of the Islamic State’s growing strength and purposeful expansion in Libya and North Africa generally has been the frantic claims by European statesmen — especially those from Italy … Continue reading
Having ignored the Founders on war, U.S. forces will return to Afghanistan unless Americans begin to think for themselves
One of the few things all the Founders agreed on was that the conduct of America’s very few necessary wars would be the responsibility of the national government, with the assistance of state militias. (NB: By the way, has anyone … Continue reading