Alaska's Aggressive Warrior

Alaskaís Sarah Palin is one of the heroes of the conservative movement.  She frequently invokes the libertarian beliefs of Americaís founding figures to tremendous applause. 

Yet, like most modern day Republican conservatives, Sarah Palin strongly supports our military invasions in Afghanistan and Iraq to the bitter, bloody end.  She is also open to more Presidential warfare in places like Yemen and presumably anywhere else.  This month, she took the position the United States should, in circumstances short of a nuclear attack, explode nuclear weapons against any enemy for any reason chosen.   Palin objects to a non-proliferation treaty that might limit killing hundreds of millions of innocents across the world on Presidential authority alone.  She proudly sends her own sons into harmís way to a war our nation has no true stake in.

Past and Present

No one seems able to state a good argument for Americans to be dying in foreign civil wars for the alleged betterment of those nations.  Palin rejects the obvious conclusion that Muslim terrorism against the United States is caused by our own aggressive military posture in their part of the world, the very reason Osama Bin Laden and his fellow terrorists state as the sole reason for their crimes.  Palin crazily believes that suddenly, 240 years on, people from many nations want to attack the United States citizenry for no real reason at all.  It is quite laughable that Americaís sharply waning liberty for its citizens motivates people from overseas to senselessly murder our people.  In many ways our  nation is far less free than other nations that avoid foreign conflicts and suffer little threat from terrorists. Switzerland, Singapore,  Holland, Hong Kong, Australia and Sweden come to mind. 

Americaís founders believed quite firmly that the United States should avoid foreign wars and military alliances.  For the first one-hundred-fifty years of our nationís life, we successfully avoided the frequent wars of Europe and beyond.  The United Statesí traditional foreign policy was to trade freely across the globe, to conduct diplomatic relations with all legitimate foreign leaders, to always state our fundamental belief in free people and free markets, and to take little to no part in the worldís many wars and oppressive ways.

The unlawful arrogance of Harry Truman, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton the two Bushes and now President Obama to engage in undeclared wars is the polar opposite of our nationís traditional foreign policy.  Aggressive war, of course, is by far the most destructive big government program of all. 

Why are so many of our present political leaders, most of whom have never worn our nationís uniform, so determined to spread death and mayhem across the world?  Many Americans believe our nationís constant state of warfare is due primarily to the demands of the Military/Industrial/Presidential/Congressional money-machine.  That is why so many of our young and finest are destined to die on foreign soil. They die to serve the ego and special interest preferences of out-of-control Washington, D.C, both Republican and Democrat.

If Sarah Palin truly wanted to support the troops, she would follow the wisdom of our nationís greatest warrior, a man who only fought wars of true necessity.

An overgrown military establishment, under any form of government, is destructive to peace and freedom and particularly hostile to a free Republic.


No nation has a right to intermeddle in the internal concerns of another.   Every nation has a right to form and adopt whatever government they choose.   If this country could, consistently with its engagements, maintain a strict neutrality and thereby preserve peace, it is bound to do so by motives of policy, interest, and every other consideration.

George Washington