Foreign Policy. Humility and restraint.
Decades of war have decimated many Western nations during the twentieth century, including Britain, France, and Russia. Each mistakenly believed that their imperialist policies and actions would yield greater benefits at home and abroad. The American Third Position does not believe that the U.S. has a moral obligation to spread our culture, values or institutions to non-Western nations, particularly the Middle East. A3P believes that a non-interventionist position is the only way to guide America’s international policy.
As a sovereign nation, we refuse to be strong-armed by the international community to serve the interests of others. The lives of our youth must not be sacrificed for international disputes that have no bearing on the welfare of our people. We must withdraw from the United Nations and NATO and close most of the hundreds of overseas military bases. At the same time, we must maintain a strong military for legitimate defense, such as better protection of our borders. To quote Thomas Jefferson: “…peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.”
We reject the idea that the U.S. must forever be obliged to subsidize the incompetence and corruption of Third World countries through financial aid. Charity must begin and end at home. Any foreign aid would be linked with our voluntary resettlement policy. Nations accepting significant numbers of people back to their homelands will need funds to help absorb those returning.