PEARL LEONA STURGIS·SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016
The Patriots Daily Bites of American History Series, Volume 2
American History 20, volume 2
America’s Providential History by Mark Belile and Steven McDowell 1996:
Perversion of Foreign Policy in the 20th century:
Until the 20th century (after the civil war) we largely maintained a foreign policy based on just principles but beginning in the 1900s we acted on other ideas. Formerly we were respected in the eyes of the whole world. However since we have compromised christian principles we are found supporting oppressive regimes and have lost much respect. Congress wisely rejected Woodrow Wilson’s treaty setting up a league of nations in 1919 but capitulated in the United Nations charter after World War 2 we thus entreated into a long term of entangling alliance that George Washington warned against. In Washington’s Farewell Address he advises:
1) Cultivate peace with all nations and maintain impartiality.
2) With trading keep political connections to a minimum.
3) No long term entangling alliances.
4) Keep peace, commerce. and friendship with all nations entangling alliances with none.
Then they will more readily seek our advice and judgement allowing us to sow christian truths within them. A christian nation should relate to foreign policies in much the same way a christian should relate to an unbeliever. We are to be peace makers, mercy givers, teachers, and defenders of the helpless and oppressed. We should not try to impose our will upon other nations but we should sow the truth in the hearts of the people in other nations knowing that the internal change will effect the public affairs of a nation.
From what I have studied in these 19th century school books the civil war was fought for the Bill of Rights. I’ve never heard others say that but to me it seems as though it was a war to keep the 10 Amendments for the people from the tyranny of federal rule. You don’t need to agree. I know it’s far fetched but new history writers are not on the same theme as it was in the 19th century. There was also a second Great Awakening but that is coming up in another series. This will continue with foreign policy and their deaf ears to President Washington’s advice.
(to be continued)
American Foreign Policy in the 20th century. (unquoting Belile and McDowell)
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