Rubio Promotes Interventionist Foreign Policy In Speech at the CFR

Presidential candidate Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) spoke before the Councel of Foreign Relations on May 13 saying that the United States must maintain its interventionist foreign policy, according to Warren Mass of New America.

By this, Rubio means that the U.S. must retain its role as the security guarantor for the rest of the world.  That is, America should “convene the world to take action” during international crises and then do it.

Rubio said that he would use U.S. military power beyond the mandate given to the president as commander-in-chief to “protect each [state] against invasion,” to “repel invasions”, define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas,” and to “declare war.”

Candidate Rubio would use the U.S. military as “the world’s policeman”.  But since he failed to mention Congress in his game plan, apparently he would assume unilateral presidential power to do so.

Go further, Rubio approvingly summarized U.S. foreign policy in recent years as a overseas defense of human rights, supporting democratic principles, and the protection of the sovereignty of our allies.

In response to this statement, observe that the Constitution says nothing about supporting “democratic principles”, which are far different than for a republican form of government.  Nor does the Constitution state that we will adhere to protecting the sovereignty of a allies.

Rubio’s prosposed for policy approach looks just like the Democratic and Republican foreign policy statements. Clearly, Rubio doesn’t say a thing about keeping out of other nations’ business!

The latter position, that of having no foreign entanlements was stated by George Washington, our first president, in his fairwell address upon leaving that position in 1796 at the end of the term.

The position was also stated in the last twenty years or so by Ron Paul, a former Representative in Congress, and more recently by his son, Rand Paul, currently a Senator from Kentucky and running for the presidency in November of next year.  Both gentlemen are Republicans.

By the way, it is not surprising that Rubio delivered this address to the CFR.  You should remember that the CFR was established in 1921, when the Congress failed to admit the United States into the League of Nation.

The purpose the CFR to give the United States a vehicle for the joining the circle of nations already in the League unobtrusively although not officially.

Ultimately, the League of Nations was transformed into the United Nations.  The year was 1945.  In this case, however, the U.S. had a very large in the influence on that body from the beginning.

Keeping the U.S. influence over other nations was vital.  Clearly one obvious ways was to locate the United Nations in New York, the city.

Clearly, Rubio wants the United States to have a say in how all other nations are run and to have some control in the operations of them.  That’s why delivered his address at the U.N. in New York.

Control! This is how the United State operates throughout the world.  It does it through the United Nations.

Read Warren Mass’ commentary


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Ron Larsen


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