At a major speech delivered at the Heritage
Foundation in Washington, D.C., Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) lays out a
foreign policy that is neither imperialistic nor isolationist:
Reagan’s foreign policy was much closer to what I am advocating
than what we have today. The former Chairman of the
American Conservative Union David Keene noted that Reagan’s policy
was much less interventionist than the presidents of both parties
who came right before him and after him.
I’d argue that a more restrained foreign policy is the true
conservative foreign policy, as it includes two basic tenets of
true conservatism: respect for the constitution, and fiscal
I am convinced that what we need is a foreign policy that works
within these two constraints, a foreign policy that works within
the confines of the Constitution the realities of our fiscal crisis
Today in Congress there is no such nuance, no such moderation of
dollars or executive power.
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