I am writing to you about our nation’s current standing with the rest of the world; more specifically about our foreign policies with the world. I have noticed throughout time, our nation has been looked upon in somewhat of a bad example in diplomacy for certain incidents that we have started and/or participated in. I realize our current foreign policies are protecting the safety and freedom of all American citizens; protecting allied nations of the U.S. from attack; promote peace, freedom, and democracy in all regions of the world; furthering free trade and capitalism as to foster economic growth; promoting U.S. products to international consumers; and bringing developmental aid to foreign peoples in need.
All of these are very respectable goals to try and accomplish and are also good examples for other governments to join us in attempting to implement around the world. Thus, while many people throughout the world admire the principles for which the U.S. stands, they do not trust the actual policies of the United States. Furthermore, I believe the ultimate purpose of our foreign policy must be to protect the liberty of the people of the United States. My reasoning to such policy will now be explained in vivid detail.
The father of our country, George Washington, in his Farewell Address warned the nation that “The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign nations, is in extending our commercial relations to have with them as little political connection as possible…Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances, with any portion of the foreign world…Taking care to always keep ourselves defensive and we may safely trust to temporary alliances for extraordinary emergencies.” President Thomas Jefferson also reiterated this point in his First Inaugural Address, explained how our relations with foreign nations are to be addressed as: “Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever state or persuasion,... [continues]
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