By Ron Paul
Someday we’re going to have to learn it, and it might come with our bankruptcy, but our foreign policy is not designed for the American people. It is not designed for peace in the world. It’s not designed by common sense. It’s designed by internationalists, who depend on international finance and control and power. They depend on financing coming through the Federal Reserve system and through an arrogant president and Congress that just says, “spend the money and things will work out alright.”
The basic flaw is that the American people have allowed the government to get involved with entangling alliances. You don't need troops in 150 countries. You don't need to be arming everybody in the world, and you don't have to change the Administration to "rebuild the world" and "rebuild our military".
At the same time, our military is bigger than all the other militaries practically around the whole world. What we need is a dose of good, honest truth about what's going on. We should mind our own business. We should just come home, and stay out of entangling alliances.
We should offer friendship to countries that want friendship and get our house in order. Maybe then the world would like to emulate us, rather than us fighting with them, and pretending that we can force ourselves on them.
The opportunity is there for us. Hopefully, we Americans will stand up for the cause of Liberty and solve some of these problems.