(Tenth Amendment Center) – How should America respond to the current conflict in the Middle East?
Well, if we followed the foreign policy of George Washington and others in the founding generation, we wouldn’t. This is not a popular position. I remember a common refrain when Ron Paul was running for president. “I like that Ron Paul feller, except for his foreign policy.”
Confession: I said this. Here’s an ironic twist on that mantra. “I like George Washington, except for his foreign policy.” While you won’t hear anybody say this, it perfectly reflects the views of the vast majority of people. Washington is revered, but if you spell out his foreign policy, most people in the U.S. would reject it.
So, let’s spell out Washington’s policy. He laid it out very clearly in his farewell address. Here it is.
That was his foreign policy in a nutshell. In his farewell speech, he implored …George Washington’s Foreign Policy: Butt Out! | Tenth Amendment Center