I believe the role of the military is to provide a strong national defense, but the optimum word is defense not offense. I support the maintenance of a sufficient military to defend the United States against aggression. I support the offensive efforts to combat terrorism when attacked, but do not support the occupation and nation building of other countries.
The United States should abandon its attempts to act as policeman for the world and avoid entangling and costly wars. As your Senator I will advocate a foreign policy of non-intervention, peace, and honest free trade as prescribed by America’s founders.
The principle of non-initiation of force should guide the relationships between governments. As your senator I will seek an America at peace with the world and remain vigilant in our defense against attack from abroad. I would work to end the current U.S. government policy of foreign intervention, including military and economic aid.
“Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.” – Thomas Jefferson