It’s time to start rethinking about America’s role on the world stage. In George Washington’s Farewell Address, he counseled against pursuing policies that tied American interests too closely with those of other nations. Thomas Jefferson also warned of entangling alliances. He once said ”It’s not in our interest to pay much attention to the struggles and the squabbles and the chaos and the madness and the insanity and the superstitions and the corruptions of Europe”. Ronald Reagan said “We cannot play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent. If there is a logical reason to support a war – if the nation is under attack – most Americans will understand the need to hoist the black flag. But Americans are not interested in sending their children overseas to die for a cause that is unclear or a reason that makes little sense to them. This isn’t isolationism – it’s simply common sense”.
I say we drop back, punt the ball and go on defense.
We hand out $23 billion dollars a year in foreign aid and another $14 billion in foreign military assistance. Thats a total of $37 billion dollars. Just think of what American communities could do with their tax dollars that are currently spent on foreign aid and their militaries.
We have lost most of our manufacturing base in this country but we could rebuild it pretty quickly if we were forced to. Unlike many other countries we could not only survive without imports but flourish. I get so sick and tired as should all Americans, of going to our major retail stores and seeing, made in China, made in Bangladesh or made in Honduras. Time to take our manufacturing back.
A potent form of Neo-Isolationism is on the rise globally with the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union. I think we the United States should pull out of our union with the United Nations and turn that New York building into a new Trump Hotel.
My fellow Americans It’s time to take our country back. Raise the tariff’s on imports so high they have to start manufacturing in this country again. Our jobs and our economy will go thru the roof. Cut China off at its knees. All these American corporations that now claim their Chinese corporations, send them packin’ with their Chinese citizenship papers. If you think this Virus was an accident you better think again.
The world is a mess and its time we stop trying to fix it. They don’t come over here tell us how to fix our affairs. No more nation building. Time to restore the republic.
It’s time to start rethinking America’s role.
Written by a Neo-Isolationist and proud of it, Walt Ryba
August 9, 2021