Sound Foreign Policy

America should treat nations like we treat friends, neighbors, or bullies, in response to how they act. The lending ratios used in an individual life are the same for a country. We shouldn’t lend what we can’t afford to lend, and what they can’t afford to pay back. We must guarantee our own health if ever we need to step outside our boundaries to help those in need or to counter an irrational force. Nothing we do for another country should ever be bad for ours. We should lend to friends and never to enemies. We should not create enemies by drawing nations into financial servitude. We should help others, but never when we don’t trust the motives or policies of those in power. In that case, we should invest our aid in a different way; by charging high tariffs to deal with us, and if necessary, by toppling their regime and installing a civil republic.

When we see an unusual number of immigrants or defectors from a particular country, we know the people are not being treated fairly. We shouldn’t burden our people with an ongoing cost of feeding, housing, and providing medical care for them. We should instead weigh the military investment to free their country, so they can enjoy prosperity and freedom without leaving their homes. We should impose trade tariffs on police states—NOT enter free trade agreements—with the express intention of taxing the corruptors. We can call their loans, deny them war materials, gas, and oil, and weaken their grasp on the noose they have around the necks of the people. Then, coordinated with those who wish to see their leadership made a moral, sound administration, we go in. Using our Bill of Rights (not the U.N.’s) as the template, we set up a new government and show the people what is now possible to them. Our investment will come back many-fold as we say goodbye to a liability and welcome a new productive nation into the realm of those free.

Third-party verification is invaluable to assure that all international relations are fair, and if not, that conduct in response is justified. The value of calming world tensions before assumptions are made and reactions get out of control should be obvious (see the start of World War 1). But the U.N. is proper only as a forum to vent and expose international concerns. It of itself has no country and should have no army, no currency, and no authority over us. Its power should be limited to a combination of countries participating in any particular event which affects them. America should make free trade agreements only with nations who match our productive capacity by morally sound means. We should no longer be tolerant of countries whose premises promise to—but never lead to—life. We have to impose constant pressure to assure a canopy of peaceful, disciplined sanity for all to live under. America’s proudest reputation has been that of safe harbor for all the people who seek it. Life and Earth are for those who want to live, and who practice living premises. Those who don’t, we can make arrangements for…but it must be done above board.