America's Foreign Relations


Maybe slowly but surely, Republicans are getting their brains around the limits of pluralism and the tolerance/diversity fraud. What the Democrats want in the way of a government should not interest Republicans, although we do suspect that whatever Republicans want, the Democrats do not want, as a matter of principle. They define themselves as "the Opposition".

This fact should bother us, since the two parties are basically pulling against each other. What would George Washington or John Adams say about the American dilemma? As nation-builders, they would return to the drawing board and redesign the country--as two countries. They would see the immediate, non-partisan need as the recovery of unity. We should all see that; but what are nation-builders for, except to do the exceptional, to rise above the fray, and serve as a sort of Council of Elders?

I would like for the Democrats to want a country of their own. If they govern themselves, then we Republicans can govern ourselves. If we want to continue the legal and administrative parameters set down in the U.S. Constitution, establishing the United States as a nation of laws and not of men, then we really do not have any choice.

The war between Hamas and Israel exemplifies this need, dictates that the U.S. honor its established relations with Israel, not a stateless terrorist group with a proven track-record of violence toward citizens of this country. The U.S. has received, however, intense criticism of its pro-Israel policy from Arab-Americans, as well as native American groups. 

This situation reminds me a lot of America's decision to intern Japanese-born Americans after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. In recent years,  America has received a lot of flack regarding the internment. I will not try to justify the internment of the Japanese, only say that it was necessary. America, the last-resort of many immigrant groups, has provided a new home for millions; but try to imagine a full-blown conflict between the U.S. and a nation or nations in the Middle East, and you can see a risk similar to the one faced after Pearl Harbor. We have to distinguish between America's regular business of taking care of its people, both native and immigrant, and a need to do unpleasant things, justified only by the survival of the nation.

The Republican side of America has a religious/cultural connection to Israel that obligates us to aid it in times of need. We had a similar obligation during the Yom-Kippur War of 1973, when Egypt and Syria invaded Israel with military aid from the Soviet Union. In effect, the Yom-Kippur War became a proxy war between the Soviets and the U.S. The present conflict with Israel masks a deeper conflict with radical Islam, its anti-Western value system, and its easy reliance on violence as the means to promote itself.

Dividing the United States doesn't just make support for Israel more secure, it also makes America's own position more secure. Republicans won't need to thread a needle each time we make foreign-policy decisions. At this time, we can only make important important decisions by subjecting it to opposing forces in Congress and the American public. We might as well not have a coherent foreign policy.