I do not believe it is a selfish goal for us to insist that the overriding purpose of all American foreign policy should be the maintenance of the liberty and peace of our people in the United States, so that they may achieve that intellectual and material improvement which is their genius and in which they can set an example for all peoples. By that example we do an even greater service to mankind that we can do by billions of material assistance--and more than we can ever do by war.Amen to that, Senator Taft. Amen to that.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Robert Taft on the purpose of American foreign policy
this quote from the American senator and one-time conservative lion, Robert Taft of Ohio: