Ron Paul

For U.S. foreign policy, it's time to look again at the founding fathers' 'Great Rule'

For U.S. foreign policy, it's time to look again at the founding fathers' 'Great Rule'

People who don’t get heard have a tendency to shout. Eventually they get mad. For too long, foreign policy experts have stuck their fingers in their ears when confronted by citizens ambivalent about playing global police officer.

Republican Donald Trump is channeling their voices through his electric bullhorn, whipping up the crowd and questioning the validity of institutions like NATO. Regardless of whether one likes the messenger, it’s time to listen as we honor the nation’s 240th birthday.

Trump is right when he claims that a policy that looks out for “America first” is based on a “timeless principle.” When George Washington...

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