Tillerson: “History has shown that the United States leaves a footprint of freedom wherever it goes”

History has shown that the United States leaves a footprint of freedom wherever it goes. Ensuring the security and prosperity of the American people and advancing our values has necessitated difficult decisions in areas of our budget. The Fiscal Year 2018 budget request includes substantial funding for many foreign assistance programs under the auspices of USAID and the State Department, but Continue reading Tillerson: “History has shown that the United States leaves a footprint of freedom wherever it goes”

Sen. Michael Bennet: Using the Marshall Plan to critique Trump’s foreign policy

Michael BennetAs the recent terrorist attack unfolded in London, President Trump took to Twitter to promote his political agenda and sow fear in the wake of that attack. In the face of challenges like extremism and instability that demand 40-year strategies like the ones President Truman had in mind, President Trump is conducting his foreign policy 140 characters at a time.

Like the Marshall Plan, the Paris Agreement recognized that in the modern world there is no “over there” anymore. Today, over there is here, and here is over there, and our President fundamentally doesn’t understand it. Continue reading Sen. Michael Bennet: Using the Marshall Plan to critique Trump’s foreign policy

Rep. Mo Brooks: “Over the past 50 years, America has been the world’s environmental leader”

Mo BrooksFurther, over the past 50 years, America has been the world’s environmental leader. No country on Earth has done more to reduce pollution by cleaning our air, cleaning our water, and properly disposing of hazardous waste. That 50-year record is compelling evidence that America’s focus on being good environmental stewards will continue, with or without the Paris climate accord. That is world leadership. Continue reading Rep. Mo Brooks: “Over the past 50 years, America has been the world’s environmental leader”

Mattis: “Engagement with the world” is “deeply rooted in the American psyche”

James MattisSo, I think that we have been engaged in the world for a long time. I think historically the Americans have been reluctant to see themselves in that role. It — we were quite happy between our two oceans to stay there.

The 20th century took us out of that. Continue reading Mattis: “Engagement with the world” is “deeply rooted in the American psyche”