On Michael Scheuer’s blog, he has posted a quote from George Washington. In the quote, Washington says that he wants America to be friendly with all nations, but not beholden to any of them. This is valuable old knowledge that should be readopted by America’s leaders.
“My policy has been and will continue to be … to be on friendly terms with, but independent of, all nations on earth. To share in the broils of none. To supply their wants, and be carriers for them all; being thoroughly convinced that it is our policy and interest to do so; and that nothing short of self-respect, and that justice which is essential to a national character, ought to involve us in war.”- George Washington