Warning: From the Founding Fathers
7 Things Our Founding Fathers Said That Obama and the GOP Hate
1. George Washington: Avoid Foreign Entanglements
Perhaps no statement by an all-American hero and icon tweaks today’s political leaders more than the suggestion that the U.S. should mind its own business.
But in his farewell address, President George Washington advised against getting involved in the affairs of other nations needlessly.
Granted, certain world events have made this impossible in our history, but majorities of Americans today might say the father of our country should’ve been listened to regarding our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Said Washington in 1796:
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. So far as we have already formed engagements, let them be fulfilled with perfect good faith. Here let us stop.
Of course, today, the political religion of Barack Obama, Dick Cheney and most of the political class is that it is America’s moral duty to be involved in other nations’ business wherever it makes sense.
Hell, let’s face it—they really don’t even care if it makes sense.