Friday, September 5, 2014

Brief Foreign Policy Thoughts

I watched this video from Ron Paul, and although I don't agree with everything he says I do think he makes some valid points. I believe the issue with ISIS has to be delt with directly, with force, until they are totally defeated. The broader point however about the Sunni Shia split and solving issues in the middle east is very valid, we aren't going to solve that problem, nor is it our duty to do so. All I believe we need do in the middle east is protect Israel as our ally, defeat totalitarian Islam found in ISIS, Iran, and Saudi Arabia, and maintain peaceful relations with all other countries.

I believe in a robust national defense and am the poster child for Peace Through Strength. I think walking through the world believing everyone will love you if you give them an iPhone and three square meals a day is naive and foolish. It isn't that I think there is no place for soft power, far from it, but I know that there is evil in the world, and labeling it something different will not change that fact. Having said that I also think we have been to keen on solving everyone's problems save our own. I would that we could solve the world's problems, but we can't give away what we don't have ourselves. We need to get our own fiscal house in order. We need to maintain this land as the becon of freedom it has been, and we need to build our own culture up. Only then, and only if we have a pressing reason to do so, do I think we will be able to provide support to others, and even then we shan't be able to solve the world's problems.

I will end with the thought that I am very proud of our country. We have the greatest nation on God's green earth, even with the last seven years taken into account, and we can continue to be if we desire it. I pray we do, and that we will continue to be the greatest force for good the world has ever seen. We can heal from the past few years of self inflicted wounds, and the past eighty years of big government. Lord let the healing begin now I pray. God bless America.