The opposite of “Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations” is isolationism

Thomas Jefferson was not an isolationist.

Albania was isolationist.
Nepal was once isolationist.
Tibet was once isolationist.
They refused any contact outside their borders, refused commerce.

“Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations…entangling alliances with none”

Selective isolationism (Cuba, North Korea, Vietnam, etc.) is still isolationism.
The opposite of“Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations…entangling alliances with none” is isolationism.

Interventionism is not the opposite of isolationism. Interventionism is hubris.

George Soros is the one leading the charge for interventionism. Isolating Honduras for kicking out of office Communist dictator was isolationist. Isolating Americans from engaging with their counterparts is isolationism.

Brother Andrew of Open Doors Ministry has the most effective work in terms of opening up closed countries to change and helping the best such forces inside closed countries.

He rushed to Czechoslovakia just as Warsaw Pact troops led by the USSR began their invasion in 1968 to stop the “Prague Spring”. He spoke to the churches there, and they went out and showered the Russian troops with love, flowers, food. The result was that Moscow had to rotate out the entire lot of them and send in a new bunch with strict orders against any such fraternizing.

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2 Responses to “The opposite of “Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations” is isolationism”

  1. safariman Says:

    Jefferson’s wisdom was soon forgotten. It didn’t leave much room for cronyism and special relationships. Jefferson also had the wisdom to understand we’d need a revolution from time to time…

  2. trutherator Says:

    He also wasn’t there at the congress that passed the Constitution…

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