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What the Republicans out there do not understand, is that the U.S. Interventionist military policy is actually birthed out of Progressivism/Statism, something the founding fathers tried to avoid if at all possible.The United States was birthed in revolution, and early Americans consciously sought to avoid getting entangled in European affairs. For the nationâ€™s first century continental, not international, expansion was the norm. Few Americans were interested in taking sides in Europeâ€™s periodic wars.
However, the so-called Progressives changed America. They were inveterate social engineers. At home they wanted to discard the values of limited government and individual liberty. Abroad they wanted to junk the virtues of humility and prudence. Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson were the most malicious exemplars of this statist and militarist philosophy.
President Wilson, reelected in 1916, imagined personally remaking the international order. In the name of ending war and promoting democracy, he took the U.S. into a senseless conflict in which the nation had no interest. No one was threatening America. No one had the slightest interest in threatening America.
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid= ... 8PXArT0_xUObama said he had to take military action in Libya to avert a massacre of civilians that would have â€œstained the conscience of the world.â€
From The facebook page for Ayn Rand today:EJR914 said:This explains it all to me:
I found this today. There is no Right and Left. There is only Tyranny and Freedom.