Section 6: World Policy & Diplomacy
Nothing is more important and influential to peace on Earth than American foreign policy. The rest of the world has a love/hate relationship with our nation. American foreign policy and diplomacy is responsible for how the rest of the world views Americans. Properly addressing and implementing foreign policy can change the world’s view of America and establish this nation as a Beacon of our shared humanity instead of an Empire that is feared and despised.
American economic policy controls the world’s economy. Our government must embrace this fact and shape economic policies that reflect this understanding. What Americans do affects the world—not arbitrarily as invisible, unnamed citizens of other less-respected countries, but for billions of individual human beings who share our planet and deserve the same rights that we do. To promote and ensure peace, foreign policy must exist that protects the interests of all of Earth’s inhabitants equally.
America would not exist without immigration. Immigration laws that provided America with its first citizens, and which supported their innovative dreams of freedom and prosperity, must be considered in current foreign policy implementation and administration. Policymakers must take into account the impact that immigration had on the Native American people. Americans cannot sweep away the totalitarian devastation that was caused by European immigrants on the aboriginal human beings who were already here when America was first discovered. The needs of a nation’s established citizens must be weighed equally against the needs of those who desire to become a new citizen. Neither group’s needs can be diminished nor ignored.
American exceptionalism is an ideology that the United States is inherently different from all other nations; when, in fact, the United States wouldn’t be a nation if other nations had not existed before it. America has lost its value and the integrity attributed to its most prolific symbol of freedom—the Statue of Liberty. A portion of the descriptive eloquence that describes her is inscribed thereon:
“Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles.
“From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“‘Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!’ cries she; With silent lips.
“‘Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!’”
The Humanity Party® supports radical immigration reform to return America to its former glory and the respect that it will then deserve from all other nations. In the same way that America opened its doors in the beginning, THumP® proposes constitutional reforms that include humane parameters for immigration in support of the true purpose for which others desire to immigrate to America: the chance for freedom, prosperity, and equality.
Previously, America has intervened into the affairs of other nations, whose actions might have appeared un-American and inhumane. In so doing, it has caused the bitterness that exists towards America’s perceived offensive imperialism. Instead, THumP® proposes opening up our borders and welcoming people of all nations to join us as an option to remaining a citizen of an unjust and inhumane society or culture.
Our foreign policy should end where another nation’s domestic policy begins. Let other nations and cultures exist respected and protected in their free-willed society. If their ideology supports actions that Americans perceive as inhumane and an affront to basic human rights, that is their natural prerogative and right. To use our military might to enforce our ideology on them reduces us to an enemy of humanity instead of its protector.
In providing a legal way for more people to immigrate to America, or to incorporate American law into their own culture, the people of other nations threaten their own politicians with domestic mutiny. With the desire to hold on to the power over the people that many foreign dictators, kings, presidents, and politicians have, they will be forced to consider why their citizens want to immigrate to America. Without military intervention or policing other nations’ governments, America will begin to promote peace with peace.
How many lives would have been saved during World War II if America had sent its military force to Europe, not to fight, but to extract all humans who did not want to fight and take part in their country’s political strategies and policies? What if the United States sent its military force to extract the current Iraqi and Syrian people from these countries and offered to them the chance of peace, freedom, and prosperity across the Atlantic Ocean, where it would be much more difficult for domestic terrorism to affect their daily lives? What message would that send to the governments that exist there?
If all the good people left, who would be left for the rulers to govern and control for their own selfish reasons? Would it be more cost effective for the United States to extract the people and provide them with the basic necessities of life—either on American shores or in designated foreign districts under the protection of American law—or to finance war? How much money is one human life worth? What if it was your life or the life of your child? How would you want a government to react?
The power of American consumerism can dictate change in foreign governments without starting a war. The supply of goods and services provided by other countries is determined by the demands of the American people. The power of American consumerism cannot be overstated! If American policy demanded humane treatment of the foreign citizens who supply the goods for American consumption before it demanded the goods, the greed of foreign government officials would then force their own domestic change.
The Humanity Party® supports the implementation and backing of the strongest and greatest military force that is possible. However, this force must be used humanely and properly for the protection of peace and prosperity of all humans upon Earth. But before America sacrifices any American life in support of peace and prosperity, the laws that its military protects must be humane and worth the sacrifice. No sacrifice of any life should be made except in the support and protection of another life. None should be made for financial gain. None should be made for territorial expansion that does not benefit the humans who currently reside in that territory.
America must remain the most powerful nation upon Earth. But it must also be the greatest example of our shared humanity. Foreign policy should only exist to promote this moral example. In implementing foreign policy, two basic considerations of human existence must be considered:
1) all humans are created equal and should be respected as equal in their respective natural inalienable rights; and 2) governments should only exist to implement, support, and protect consideration number 1.