Among “the essential principles of government” In his first inaugural address, Thomas Jefferson deemed the following:
“…peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none.”
Previously, George Washington in has farewell address, stated the following:
“It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliance with any portion of the foreign world.”
The wisdom of the Founding Fathers, though currently unexercised, is as valuable today as it was over two centuries ago. The United States is properly a free and sovereign republic which should strive to live in peace with all nations, without interfering in their internal affairs, and without permitting their interference in ours.
We are, therefore, unalterably opposed to entangling alliances – via treaties, or any other form of commitment – which compromise our national sovereignty, or commit us to intervention in foreign wars. We are opposed to the negotiation or ratification of any treaty, agreement, or partnership that would deprive United States citizens of their rights protected by the United States Constitution. We are also opposed to any union whether political or economic, of the United States, Mexico, and Canada (NAU). To this end, we shall:
- steadfastly oppose American participation in any form of world government organization, including any world court under United Nations auspices;
- call upon the President, and Congress, to terminate United States membership in the United Nations, and its subsidiary organizations, and terminate U.S. participation in all so-called U.N. peace keeping operations;
- bar the United Nations, and its subsidiaries, from further operation, including raising of funds, on United States territory; and
- propose that the Constitution be obeyed to prohibit the United States government from entering any treaty, or other agreement, which makes any commitment of American military forces or tax money, compromises the sovereignty of the United States, or accomplishes a purpose properly the subject of domestic law. In this connection we specifically denounce the agreement establishing the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) and any other such trade agreements, either bilateral or regional in nature.
All treaties must be subordinate to the Constitution, since the Constitution is the only instrument which empowers and limits the federal government. American troops must serve only under American commanders, not those of the United Nations or foreign countries.