Here’s a very simple approach to foreign policy. One reason I keep it simple is because the moment you begin making too many concessions for one group, you’ll have to make a concession for every group. So barring the worst of emergencies (Like possibly World War II, and even that is questionable for other-mentioned reasons)
- Free Market
- No State interference in market <> EXCEPTION: Trust busting
- No tariffs
- End Fed and Wall Street Regulation
- No currency mandate
- Trade With All
- Exceptions: Antagonistic to America / Allies > Enact Embargo/Sanctions
- No economic “War” on things like drugs. It’s a product, sold to voluntary users.
- US States, Counties, and Cities can create laws to prevent the sale/use of drugs, not the Federal Government
- International governance controlled by functional NGOs
- Well-manned, funded voluntary defense force with high budget for defense weaponry/tactics
- Veterans taken cared of, period
- Active OCONUS (Outside Continental US) special operations forces
- Forces actively train for war, operate defensively until war is only option left
- Nation-building strictly prohibited
- War ONLY with direct warring party <> TOTAL WAR Policy (i.e. In, out, done)
- Warring States who fall outside of Allies are treated equally, period.
- US is NOT World Police
- Oppressive states are neither sanctioned nor attacked. According to the policies of freedom, people are the most powerful entities in their own nations. For freedom to reign, the people must be willing to overthrow their own states, however tyrannical.
- Stands as singular face of US people to foreign governments
- REFLECTS congress, doesn’t DICTATE to congress
- Constitution is the only blueprint for presidential foreign activities
The US Government does not regulate the economy outside of trust-busting, leaving individuals and non-corporatist entities to exercise the market through supply and demand. No management of currency, its supply, or the interest rate. The US government is not in the business of managing the money of its citizens.
Foreign states are trading partners, which means the US isn’t in the business of creating trade treaties or agreements, because the US isn’t in the business of managing the economy or money. America trades with all except those who directly threaten its sovereignty and safety, in which case embargoes/sanctions are enacted. If the US is attacked or is under active advance to attack, war becomes an option.
US military defense forces train year round for “Total War,” a military policy of hard-striking in-and-out tactics that minimize US casualties and decimates the enemy. Foreign nations who might suffer under the oppressive tyrannies who threaten the US are not rescued or saved. They permit tyranny by not removing it, just as American citizens permit statism by not removing it. Also, US forces remain at home year-round, except for tactical missions. No foreign basing.
Foreign peoples oppressed or attacked by their own governments have no one but themselves to address. People are always more powerful than their own states, even if they are thoroughly brainwashed into believing otherwise. How do we know? Thirteen minor American colonies repelled the strongest empire in the history of the world. We kind of know what we’re talking about. Neither me, my family, nor my friends, are responsible for peoples around the world. We can attempt to justify sacrificing our own sons for world peace, but truth is, such peace is cheaply bought and soon dispelled when those who are freed by our sons don’t appreciate the price paid.
People always take more to heart when they must fight and sacrifice their own for themselves. Hard-won wars are long-lasting peace, when the people who fight them fight for themselves! It matters not if we have the bigger guns, but that they learn how to do it themselves and do it to success!
One reason my foreign policy is simple, is that when you begin to complicate simple laws and processes, you open the door to loopholes and those who would expand them for personal gain. Take one look at our outrageously complicated law system and tell me that it works. It doesn’t.
The core is that the US government is not in the business of serving anyone but the American people. It serves citizens best by staying out of our way and preventing legalistic intervention by corporatism. When the market remains free of monopoly and government interference, people regulate themselves and each other just fine through selective consumerism. What better time than now when YouTube, Yelp, Angie’s List, etc are so easy to put poor businesses out of business?
The US government does not go to warfare to help anyone but allies, and only then when necessary. We don’t rescue Libyans from their own government. It’s their government! They can fix it when they’re damn well ready to fix it, themselves!
That’s about it. I might be leaving something out, and this may seem naive, but the key is who is our government responsible to? Us. Not the peoples of China, Libya or Chechnya. It doesn’t interfere with business except to prevent nonmarket control such as regulations and monopolies.
Lastly, our president is neither authorized nor purposed to dictate foreign policy, he or she is supposed to REFLECT the constitutional freedoms of US citizens to foreign states. He doesn’t play favorites, doesn’t encourage one industry over another, doesn’t involve himself in business.
And that’s about it.