The Jacksonian Foreign Policy Has Arrived – MAGA in FULL
by Mark Angelides
President Trump’s address to the United Nations has left pretty much everyone questioning where he is heading, bit for those who support the ideals of Make America Great Again, it was almost exactly the right tone and content. Big players like Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka, have long been pushing for a Jacksonian Foreign Policy program, whereby the U.S will help other nations, but not fight their wars for them, and it seems that this is exactly the message Donald Trump was trying to deliver.
He started the historic speech by pointing out that there are members of the United Nations who are actively involved in suppressing their own people and funding terror across the world. He said:
“Terrorists and extremists have gathered strength and spread to every region of the planet. Rogue regimes represented in this body not only support terror but threaten other nations and their own people with the most destructive weapons known to humanity.”
This was clearly aimed at the nations that are funding terror and are engaged in the forced migration of their own people. It was also a signal to Israel that they have a friend in the United States. Regardless of opinions on the current Israeli leadership, the United Nations has never really been behind Israel and has taken almost every opportunity to vote against programs that would help her. Even the U.S. has stood back in the past and not provided support, always maintaining an aloof distance.
But where the President really put forth the MAGA agenda, was when he said:
“Strong sovereign nations let their people take ownership of the future and control their own destiny. And strong sovereign nations allow individuals to flourish in the fullness of the life intended by God. In America, we do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example for everyone to watch.”
And then he made the Jacksonian aspect as clear as day:
“In America, the people govern, the people rule, and the people are sovereign. I was elected not to take power, but to give power to the American people where it belongs. In foreign affairs, we are renewing this founding principle of sovereignty. Our government’s first duty is to its people, to our citizens, to serve their needs, to ensure their safety, to preserve their rights, and to defend their values. As president of the United States, I will always put America first. Just like you, as the leaders of your countries, will always and should always put your countries first.”
And this is something every free person in every nation should be able to get behind; sovereignty of our government and putting the interest of your own citizens first. Welcome back, President Trump!