Michael Scheuer, former CIA bin Laden unit chief, explains that Donald Trump’s “America First” strategy is THE plan for all Americans,
The U.S. government has absolutely no responsibility — and I suspect no valid constitutional sanction — to overtax Americans and then use part of that revenue to build dams, harbors, schools, roads, and airports for foreigners; to provide medical care for foreigners afflicted with diseases ranging from malaria to dengue fever to HIV; or to financially support and/or militarily defend tyrannies like Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia, or theocratic states like Israel, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf states (NB: Given the 1st Amendment’s guarantees, it cannot be constitutional for any American to be taxed in order to pay for the support/protection of Judaism and Islam abroad); to fund foreign civil society, feminist, pro-democracy, human rights, LBGT, and pro-abortion organizations, or to give any U.S.-citizen tax money at all to foreigners – except to serve U.S. interests during a necessary and constitutionally declared U.S. defensive war or for strictly limited periods after a natural disaster.
Now that Mr. Trump has vowed that the concept of “America First” will be at the core of his administration’s foreign and domestic policies, he should begin to tell Americans what he intends to do (to) make that pledge a reality and why it needs to be done.
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