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United Nations and Foreign Engagement
Foreign Affairs

Apathy may result in our American descendents becoming unrepresented UN drones. The choice is either a government of the people, by the people, for the people, or a government of the unelected UN Security Council, by the Security Council, for the Security Council.


"The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is, in extending our commercial relations to have with them as little political connection as possible." --George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796

"Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence, (I conjure you to believe me fellow citizens) the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake; since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of Republican Government." —George Washington (1796)

"My ardent desire is, and my aim has been...to comply strictly with all our engagements foreign and domestic; but to keep the U States free from political connections with every other Country. To see that they may be independent of all, and under the influence of none. In a word, I want an American character, that the powers of Europe may be convinced we act for ourselves and not for  others; this, in my judgment, is the only way to be respected abroad and happy at home." Letter to Partick Henry, 9 October 1775 - Reference: The Writings of George Washington, Fitzpatrick, ed., vol. 34 (335)

..."But if we are to be told by a foreign Power... what we shall do, and what we shall not do, we have Independence yet to seek, and have contended hitherto for very little."  ... "There is a rank due to the United States, among nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness." George Washington letter to Alexander Hamilton, 8 May 1796 - Reference: The Writings of George Washington, Fitzpatrick, ed., vol. 35 (40)

"Foreign influence is truly the Grecian horse to a republic. We cannot be too careful to exclude its influence." and... "There is nothing absurd or impracticable in the idea of a league or alliance between independent nations for certain defined purposes precisely stated in a treaty regulating all the details of time, place, circumstance, and quantity; leaving nothing to future discretion; and depending for its execution on the good faith of the parties." Alexander Hamilton

Some are now asking that instead of supporting a blatantly obvious corrupt and weak United Nations where a  consensus on almost all issues appears impossible, that instead, the U.S. should form alliances with like-minded nations encompassing virtue.

"Tis folly in one Nation to look for disinterested favors from another; that it must pay with a portion of its Independence for whatever it may accept under that character; that by such acceptance, it may place itself in the condition of having given equivalents for nominal favours and yet of being reproached with ingratitude for not giving more. There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate upon real favours from Nation to Nation. 'Tis an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard." George Washington (Farewell Address, 19 September 1796) Reference: Washington's Maxims, 71.

"I have been happy... in believing that... whatever follies we may be led into as to foreign nations, we shall never give up our Union, the last anchor of our hope, and that alone which is to prevent this heavenly country from becoming an arena of gladiators." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Elbridge Gerry, 1797

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