quotes tagged with 'isolationism'

Already, I can hear the chorus chanting "Isolationism, isolationism, he's turning back the clock to isolationism." How many use that word without having the slightest idea of what it really means! The so-called isolationism of the United States in past decades is a pure myth. What is isolationism? Long before the current trend of revoking our Declaration of Independence under the guise of international cooperation, American influence and trade was felt in every region of the globe. Individuals and private groups spread knowledge, business, prosperity, religion, good will and, above all, respect throughout every foreign continent. It was not necessary then for America to give up her independence to have contact and influence with other countries. It is not necessary now.

Yet, many Americans have been led to believe that our country is so strong that it can defend, feed and subsidize half the world, while at the same time believing that we are weak and "interdependent" that we cannot survive without pooling our resources and sovereignty with those we subsidize. If wanting no part of this kind of "logic" is isolationism, then it's time we brought it back into vogue.
Author: Ezra Taft Benson, Source: United States Foreign Policy, An Enemy Hath Done This, p. 155Saved by cboyack in government foreignpolicy isolationism 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
We in America have learned bitter lessons from two World Wars: ... We've learned that isolationism never was and never will be an acceptable response to tyrannical governments with an expansionist intent.
Author: Ronald Reagan, Source: Remarks at the U.S. Ranger Monument, Pointe du Hoc, France, June 6, 1984Saved by gospelcougar in government freedom tyranny war isolationism 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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