The Federal Government is fundamentally bankrupt because of its debts and deficits. Our second largest expenditure is "defense" which is actually global offense. We can no longer afford to police the world. Israel, South Korea and Germany are fully capable of defending themselves. They do not need the U.S. We can no longer afford to police the world. It is too costly in both blood and treasure (money). We can no longer give away millions of dollars in foreign aid that usually ends up in the Swiss or Kamen Islands bank accounts of tin-pot dictators and not to the starving, suffering people who really need it. I am a firm believer in the Jeffersonian foreign policy of "peace and free trade with all nations, entangling alliances with none".
If elected, I will pledge to:
*Bring all U.S. troops home from overseas.
*Close down all foreign bases.
*Cut the "defense" budget by 50%.
*Adopt a true national defense policy.
*Opt out of all mutual defense agreements and alliances; NATO,SEATO etc.
*Stop all U.S. governmental foreign aid and encourage private charitable aid.
*Promote free trade by abolishing all tariffs, trade barriers and excise taxes.
*Opt out of all "managed trade" agreements such as NAFTA and GATT.
*Will support legislation that forbids U.S. troops from serving under United Nations command.
*Will support U.S. withdrawel from the United Nations which has strayed from its original purpose of peace among nations to a globalist/socialist/green agenda.