Blogs by Robert Harrison
10/28/2006 9:33:24 PM
May I as my first Blog submit this extract from "An Enemy Hath Done This" by Ezra Taft Benson. Under the heading of United States Foreign Policy. p163. Also a quote by Demosthemes, 384-322 B.C.
I think that this is sound advice and would like to see it applied in Australia. To be able to apply this we would need to have another twenty million people as we are somewhat short on manpower, and a whopping great country to defend.
1. Establish and maintain a position of indepandence with regard to other countries.
2. Avoid political connection, involvement, or intervention in the affairs of other countries.
3. Make no permanent or entangling alliances.
4. Threat all nations impartially, neither granting nor accepting special privileges from any.
5. Promote commerce with all peoples and countries.
6. Cooperate with other countries to develope civilized rules of intercourse.
7. Act always in accordance with the "laws of nations."
8. Remedy all just claims of injury to other nations, and require just treatment from other nations, standing ready, if necassary, to punish offenders.
9. Maintain a defencive force of sufficient magnitude to deter aggressors.
There is one safeguard known generally to the wise, which is a advantage and security to all, but especially to democracies, as against despots. What is it? Distrust.
It all seems to make sense to me.
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