In search of monsters to support

posted by
February 10, 2011
Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G. Hornberger  
Posted in Commentary

"On July 4, 1821, U.S. Secretary of State John Quincy Adams delivered a speech to the U.S. House of Representatives in which he observed that America was founded on principles of liberty and limited government that precluded our nation from going abroad 'in search of monsters to destroy.' The idea was that although people in different parts of the world might be suffering under the yolk of brutal and monstrous dictators, it would not be the role of the U.S. government to send its troops abroad to save them." (02/10/11)  

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