It's now Americas problem!
The Solution is to Leave the Middle East
Why is the British problem now our Problem? After World War II the Empirical systems of the world were ended. However, the role of policing the world, monitoring the world, diplomatic intervention around the world and military intervention around the world did not end. Empires did not end and the empire was simply passed down to us. We still claim all these international powers as our rightful place in the world. I say no! This is not our American tradition and it is not our place to be the policeman of the world.
The British Mandate system is not hard to understand and it is a valuable gem lost in history. All Americans should know where their history comes from and much of it has been passed down from Britain. They should know about this process because their honor, blood and treasure is paying for its continuation. We sometimes overtly intervene in the Middle East and this is seen in our botched invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan. However, we haven't heard how much of our honor, blood and treasure has been lost through covert military action. .
What would our founding fathers think?
"The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home." James Madison.
"Commerce with all nations, alliances with none, should be our motto." Thomas Jefferson
"I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us that the less we use our power the greater it will be." Thomas Jefferson
"We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence. wether sought or unsought, by the military-undustrial complex." Dwight D. Eisenhower
"The essence of so-called war prosperty; it enriches some by what it takes from others. It is not rising wealth but a shifting of wealth and income." Ludwig von Mises
"Of all the enemies to public liberty, war is perhaps the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other." James Madison
"No nation could perserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare." James Madison
"Criticism in a time of war is essential to the maintenance of any kind of democratic government." Sen. Robert Taft of Ohio
"When goods don't cross borders, soldiers will." Fredric Bastiat
"The Constitution vests the power of declaring war in Congress; therefore no offensive expedition of imprortance can be undertaken until after they shall have deliberated upon the subject and authorized such a measure." George Washington
Source: All quotes have been taken from Ron Paul's A Foreign Policy of Freedom: Peace, Commerce and Honest Friendship.
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