Friday, August 05, 2011

Ozarks Virtual Town Hall, August 6th -- Pacifism

Looking back at the 20th century, the pacifists have been proven right. No war in the 20th century resulted in the net expansion of liberty or a higher standard of living for the planet's population.

Saturday's "Ozarks Virtual Town Hall" will begin with the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima with a nuclear bomb. The first use of an atomic bomb -- on a civilian population -- is one of the epic events in all of human history. Will either party mention it in their Saturday morning addresses to the nation? Will either party call for a return to the foreign policy of Jefferson and George Washington:

The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign nations is in extending our commercial relations to have with them as little political connection as possible."
— Washington, Farewell Address (1796) [Washington’s emphasis]

I deem [one of] the essential principles of our government, and consequently [one] which ought to shape its administration,…peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none.
— Jefferson, First Inaugural Address (1801)

Will either party call for an end to the federal government's micro-managing hegemony in hundreds of foreign nations around the world?

Listen on Saturday at 10:30 am and find out:

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