Economy In Crises
Published 07/04/09 Dustin Ensinger
Congressman Ron Paul, writing in the Washington Times, offers a five-point plan to reform America’s foreign policy in a way that would make our Founding Fathers proud.
First, Paul says that America should no longer cede its sovereignty to international institutions. This includes the North American Free Trade Agreement, the World Trade Organization, the United Nations and the North American Treaty Organization.
Second, America can no longer afford to police the world and stretch our military thin by having them deployed across the globe on humanitarian missions. Instead, America should strictly focus on having a military strong enough to defend itself against any foreign threat.
Third, according to Paul, Congress must reassert its Constitutionally mandated and exclusive power to declare war. In those cases in which Congress does not decide to deploy troops and the decision is left to the executive branch, America tends to end up in long and very costly wars.
Fourth, Paul states that America should lead by example instead of engaging in nation-building. Instead America should demonstrate to the rest of the world what a free and democratic society looks like.
Finally, Paul says that America must stop its practice of intervening in the matters of other sovereign nations. If America’s sovereignty is to be respected, it must do so in other countries as well.
Click here to read Ron Paul's proposal in its entirety.
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