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America's Role in a Darkening Age

PatriotAfire Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 9:30 AM
George Washington gave us the bottom line for exercising both our domestic and foreign policy: whatever is in the best interest of our nation's security and prosperity. That is the ONLY factor to be considered. It did not happen under Bush and will not happen under Obama. We have to return to the Constitution and fight for it and by it. Otherwise it will indeed be lights out, Pat
Dave12019 Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 11:30 AM
George Washington is also well-known for having said, “… Steer clear of entangling alliances with any portion of the foreign world." America has a bad habit of dictating to other sovereign nations how they should run their internal affairs, and nations, like people, do not appreciate "busy bodies".

When, in the 1950s, Nikita Khrushchev said, "We will bury you," and, "Your children will live under communism," Eisenhower's America scoffed.

By 1980, however, the tide did indeed seem to be with the East.

America had suffered a decade of defeats. Southeast Asia had fallen. The ayatollah had seized power in Iran. Moscow had occupied Afghanistan. Cuban troops were in Ethiopia and Angola. Grenada and Nicaragua had fallen to the Soviet bloc. Eurocommunism was all the rage on the continent.

Just a decade later, the world turned upside-down.

The Berlin Wall fell. Eastern Europe was...