America has become the thing that our early leaders most feared and in more ways than one.
But today let us just consider the matter of foreign policy.
Our first President admonished us in his Farewell Address that our foreign policy should be “to steer clear of permanent alliance with any portion of the foreign world.”
In his inaugural address, our second President, Thomas Jefferson, stated that American foreign policy was: “Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations-entangling alliances with none.”
In his July 4, 1821 speech to the U.S. House of Representatives, Secretary of State, John Quincy Adams, who would himself become an American President, set forth America’s foreign policy under the Monroe Administration:
But America now pursues a foreign policy that is precisely the opposite of what was described by these early Presidents. We are now entangled in the affairs of virtually every nation upon the face of the earth. We have indeed become the Dictatress of the World, but we are no longer the ruler of our own spirit.
Elevating yet another arrogant statist to the office of the President, be he or she a Republican or a Democrat, will only exasperate our current predicament. The only sane course is to separate and to go our own way. Perhaps God will see fit to show us the path to make this a reality. In the meantime we ought to simply withdraw our consent. Don’t fly the striped rag. Don’t pledge to it. Don’t serve in its Imperial Armed Forces. Don’t participate in its sham national elections.
As General Lee wrote in an 1863 order to his troops, acknowledging President Davis’ call for a day of fasting and prayer:
Let us humble ourselves before Him. Let us confess our many sins, and beseech Him to give us a higher courage, a purer patriotism, and more determined will; that He will hasten the time when war, with its sorrows and sufferings, shall cease, and that He will give us a name and place among the nations of the earth.