But if a country democratically elects a leader who is not
sufficiently pro-American, our government will refuse to
recognize them, will impose sanctions on them, and will
possibly even support covert efforts to remove them.
Democracy is obviously not what we are interested in.
It is more likely that our government is interested in
imposing its will on other governments.
This policy of endless intervention in the affairs of others
is very damaging to American liberty and security.
If we were really interested in democracy, peace, prosperity
and safety, we would pursue more free trade with other
Free and abundant trade is much more conducive to peace
because it is generally bad business to kill your customers.
When one’s livelihood is on the line, and the business
agreements are mutually beneficial, it is in everyone’s best
interests to maintain cooperative and friendly relations and
not kill each other.
But instead, to force other countries to bend to our will,
we impose trade barriers and sanctions.
If our government really wanted to promote freedom,
Americans would be free to travel and trade with whoever
And, if we would simply look at our own policies around the
world through the eyes of others, we would understand how
these actions make us more targeted and therefore less safe
The only answer is get back to free trade with all and
entangling alliances with none.
It is our bombs and sanctions and condescending aid packages
that isolate us.