Wikipedia defines nonintervention as ‘one step removed form isolationism’. But supporters of nonintervention say that their idea of foreign policy is more open to the world by expressing trade, and friendship with all nations. So here are some reasons why you should support and promote a nonintervention foreign policy.
1. It’s Constitutional: Article One, Section eight, paragraph eleven gives the Congress the power to declare war. This is pivotal to a republic in order to keep up a balance of government. In this way no president can order an attack on another country without Congressional consent and covert operations when kept under the strict supervision of the Constitution would be illegal.
2. It’s very American: The United States probably is not the first country in the world to use nonintervention as a tool for foreign policy, but once upon a time it was American. Presidents like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John Quincy Adams advocated abstaining from the world’s affairs.
Advising future generations of the United States to stay out of “entangling alliances” and a nation that “goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy” set the tone for early American foreign policy.
3. America is not safer: Contrary to popular belief – intervening in other nation’s affairs does not make us any safer. If anything, it makes us more vulnerable to a variety of fatalities: an attack on much larger scale, invasion (unlikely), economic meltdown, overextended military, the list goes on.
The point is, a strong national defense is the only way to securing a nation, not nation building. All nation building does is turn the people of the occupied country against us, we are seen as the aggressors. Every nation has the right to decide the future of their own country – not at the hands of a “master government”.
4. Covert operations are un-Constitutional, and dangerous: From its beginnings, the CIA’s main intent was to overthrow governments and try to swing things into our favor. Or have they? Have their actions since their creation been intentional? The CIA would tell that 9/11 was a product of blowback – an unintended consequence of our foreign policy. But if the CIA can admit this, why continue to do it?
The answer may not be forthcoming and simple, but the CIA has had a long standing history with the Skull and Bones at Yale, and the CFR.
5. The Council on Foreign Relations: From its creation in 1921, the CFR has spread its own agenda by subversion – not the Constitution. The membership list of CFR in the presidential cabinet has exponentially with every president. Numbering over one-thousand and meeting in secret, it has been the CFR that has been called ‘a government within a government’.
If you’re still skeptical, read David Rockefeller’s own words in his memoirs:
“Some even believe we are a part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure – one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty and I am proud of it.” – David Rockefeller from his book, David Rockefeller: Memoirs.
If that’s not a confession, I don’t know what is. What about Professor of History at Georgetown University Carroll Quigley’s analysis of the CFR:
“The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is the American Branch of a society which originated in England … (and) … believes national boundaries should be obliterated and one-world rule established.”
Let me say again – the CFR looks not to further the honest goals of the United States – but rather they would do it through subversion of the Constitution and stay in the shadows away from the American people. Internationalist organizations such as NAFTA, and the WTO, have had the support of the CFR. Most recently the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) of North America, which was initiated by the Bush Administration had support and funding from the CFR. And the current foreign policy that we have is the tool in which they choose to further this goal.
Congressman Ron Paul has denounced the internationalist foreign policy by saying this:
“I think there are 25,000 individuals that have used offices of powers, and they are in our Universities and they are in our Congresses, and they believe in One World Government. And if you believe in One World Government, then you are talking about undermining National Sovereignty and you are talking about setting up something that you could well call a Dictatorship – and those plans are there!” – Congressman Ron Paul at an event near Austin, Texas on August 30th, 2003
One of America’s most controversial presidents in the last century, John F. Kennedy had this to say about America’s role in the world:
Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.
The very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings.
What kind of peace do I mean? What kind of peace do we seek? Not a Pax Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war.