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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

More Wisdom From The Past

Once again, a Founding Father provides guidance and more than a little prophecy.
In 1821, John Quincy Adams stated the following about America:

“She has abstained from interference in the concerns of others, even when conflict has been for principles to which she clings, as to the last vital drop that visits the heart. She has seen that probably for centuries to come, all the contests of that Aceldama the European world, will be contests of inveterate power, and emerging right. Wherever the standard of freedom and Independence has been or shall be unfurled, there will her heart, her benedictions and her prayers be. But she goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all.(emphasis added) She is the champion and vindicator only of her own. She will commend the general cause by the countenance of her voice, and the benignant sympathy of her example.
She well knows that by once enlisting under other banners than her own, were they even the banners of foreign independence, she would involve herself beyond the power of extrication, in all the wars of interest and intrigue, of individual avarice, envy, and ambition, which assume the colors and usurp the standard of freedom. The fundamental maxims of her policy would insensibly change from liberty to force.... She might become the dictatress of the world. She would be no longer the ruler of her own spirit.... [America’s] glory is not dominion, but liberty.”

NeoCons and their Democratic Party co-conspirators would call this isolationism. However, if you really READ the passage, Adams is denouncing military intervention. This isn't promoting a restriction on political and/or economic support. Political and economic pressure are the preferred methods to influence world affairs by civilized nations.
The total lack of WMD's in Iraq are an excellent example of how sanctions can prevent tyrants from expanding their arsenals. The war in Iraq was totally unnecessary.
Our Government and Elected Officials constantly violate the guidance written down by the Founders, including the Constitution.
They are not just guilty of Impeachable offenses, they are guilty of Treason.
If there are any free generations of Americans to come, how will they judge our generation?

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