More Americans support libertarian foreign policy

A new survey shows that a growing number of Americans now believe the U.S. should “mind its own business” in its dealings with other countries.

The survey (PDF) by the Pew Research Centre (PRC) found 42% of respondents said the US should “let other countries get along the best they can on their own”. . . .

The survey was carried out by the PRC for the Council on Foreign Relations and questioned the American public and opinion leaders.

While it found that a majority of the public still believed that the US would achieve success in Iraq, most opinion formers in government, religion and academia held a more pessimistic view.

Opinion was divided as to whether Iraq was helping or harming America’s war on terror. — BBC News

Not screwing around in other countries’ internal affairs sounds like good foreign policy to me. It doesn’t generate enmity or terrorism. “Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations — entangling alliances with none,” said Thomas Jefferson of the ideal foreign policy.

One thought on “More Americans support libertarian foreign policy

  • December 31, 2007 at 6:59 pm

    If Ron Paul holds the Thomas Jefferson belief of “Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations — entangling alliances with none”, then he has my vote.

    This administration is the worst of our country’s history. Dubya represents the worst of all our vices & mistakes: WalMart, guns, idiocy, good-old-boy-ness, bribery, fear, coercion, torture, unconstitutionality, flawed fiscal policy, betraying the armed forces, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera —- we all could go on & on & on all day, you dont need me to do it for you.

    Since Pelosi & Reid are worse than they are (ie: they have done zero to stop them which is the only reason we sent them there) then it is time someone else do it. Good luck, Ron Paul, in doing so, I am all for it.

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