- 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: France
This morning’s news notes that Defense Secretary James Mattis was in Denmark and is on his way to other European capitals to talk about how to defeat “Islamic terrorism” with our NATO allies. Now, Mattis is – I hope – … Continue reading
The attack in Nice, France, on 14 July 2015, has set off another festival of death in Europe, complete with candles, flowers, tears, and handwritten notes. This is the current European generation’s consistently effete and feckless answer to the murderous … Continue reading
Alexis de Tocqueville wrote in the 1830s that the education systems in Europe and the United States had stopped teaching children how to command when they became adults, and were teaching them only how to obey. Mr. de Tocqueville had … Continue reading
Let us first get the three most obvious points about the Iran nuclear deal out of the way. –The agreement with Iran is meaningless in so far as it pertains to nuclear weapons. Iran will get a nuclear bomb because … Continue reading
The recent and rapid successes of the Islamic State (IS) in seizing Palmyra in Syria and Ramadi in Iraq, together with its three successful same-day strikes on 26 June 2015 in Kuwait, France, and Tunisia seem to have left British … Continue reading