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The Trump Doctrine Promises to "Make the UN Great Again."

Laurence Jarvik

Posted on September 28, 2018 19:08

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This week’s most important news took place on Monday in New York when President Trump unveiled his "Trump Doctrine" at the UN General Assembly, not in Washington over whether Brett Kavanaugh groped Christine Blasey Ford at a party some thirty-six years ago...

Despite the controversy over whether Brett Kavanaugh groped Christine Ford at a high school party thirty-six years ago, this week’s important news took place on Monday when President Trump addressed the UN. It is the most significant foreign policy speech since Reagan said: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”
 
The “Trump Doctrine” declares: “America is governed by Americans. We reject the ideology of globalism, and we embrace the doctrine of patriotism.”
 
This is a dramatic repudiation of both President Obama’s interventionism and President Bush’s “unipolar moment” marking a change of course of American foreign policy to Trump’s “principled realism.”
 
Trump promised: “America will always choose independence and cooperation over global governance, control, and domination. I honor the right of every nation in this room to pursue its own customs, beliefs, and traditions. The United States will not tell you how to live or work or worship. We only ask that you honor our sovereignty in return.”
 
He directly confronted three major threats: Iran’s nuclear capability, China’s economic might, and OPEC’s energy resources, arguing that competitive nationalism provided the surest path to defusing them.
 
Trump declared independence from the UN Human Rights Council, the International Criminal Court, and the Global Compact on Migration, declaring: “We will never surrender America’s sovereignty to an unelected, unaccountable, global bureaucracy.”


Trump based his defiance of international norms upon America’s Monroe Doctrine, rescinding John Kerry’s 2013 declaration that “the era of the Monroe Doctrine is over.”


Once again American would “reject the interference of foreign nations in this hemisphere and in our own affairs” -- such as socialism, communism, and radical Islamic terrorism.


Trump noted that to combat these globalist perils, America is “only going to give foreign aid to those who respect us and, frankly, are our friends.” 


Trump defended nationalism as a bulwark of liberty: “The passion that burns in the hearts of patriots and the souls of nations has inspired reform and revolution, sacrifice and selflessness, scientific breakthroughs, and magnificent works of art. Our task is not to erase it, but to embrace it…"


Nationalism is good according to Trump, because, “Sovereign and independent nations are the only vehicle where freedom has ever survived, democracy has ever endured, or peace has ever prospered. And so, we must protect our sovereignty and our cherished independence above all.”


Patriotism is indispensable because only truly independent nations are able to protect their freedom, or to protect the freedom of others. It follows that when free and independent nations unite, they are able to protect themselves and the world—as sovereign United Nations, rather than as subjects of a Global government.
 
As the USA is composed of states, so the UN is composed of nations.  The Trump Doctrine, like the Monroe Doctrine, is based upon an old ideal — the Westphalian system -— which grew out of the carnage of the Thirty Years War, just as the UN grew out of World War II.

The Trump Doctrine promises to "Make the UN Great Again."
 
 
 

Laurence Jarvik

Posted on September 28, 2018 19:08

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