Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Common Sense Foreign Wars

And now, a few words of common sense regarding US foreign affairs.

The more active America’s foreign policy, the more the United States has to spend on the military: the “defense” budget is the price of Washington’s foreign policy. American military personnel and contractors die. Enemies are created, some of whom become terrorists. A national security state develops.

Thus, Americans committed to limited government and individual liberty should support a foreign policy based on humility and restraint. An imperial foreign policy like that today inevitably inflates–indeed, requires–a Leviathan state.

Some "conservatives" are unable to add 2+2 and get the above equasion to balance.  They're not "conservative."  They are either Statists or idiots.

More nuance in the column, with which I agree.

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