and a Jeffersonian foreign policy "goodwill and trade with all nations, entangling alliances with none".
After all, that was what this country was Founded upon.
What could be more Centrist than that? The Founding principles.
Jefferson & the Barbary Pirates should be used as an example of effective Foreign Policy.
If we have a problem we will discuss it, if you attack me - I will attack you back 10 X harder, but I will make that attack short, snappy and effective.
Like Jefferson did with the Barbary pirates.
He didn't invade the Barbary Coast or try and change their culture or nation build like Romney or Obama would do today.
He launched a Commando raid and wrecked Tunis.
He let them know it was in the Barbary Pirate's best interests to cut a deal and live in relative peace.
"In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all -- security, comfort, and freedom. When ... the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free."
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