May 24 2015

Core Principles in Foreign Policy

With a constant shifting of political winds at home, it becomes difficult to maintain a consistent stance on foreign policy. Foreign aid and military support become easy targets when budget stress comes to the forefront. Withdrawal into isolation makes no sense, but neither does giving support that enables problems to continue.

We should declare a list of core principles that determine trading conditions, foreign aid and military support.


  • Basic human equality
  • Right to individual liberty and independence
  • Right to security and privacy
  • Right to possess property
  • Right to select governance
  • Right to select system of laws and justice
  • Freedom of expression
  • Freedom of religion
  • . . . more?

Once the list of core principles is declared, all trade, aid and terms of alliance can be based upon the level of agreement established with the list.