We reap what we sow, even with our national defense

Thursday, September 20, 2001 at 1:00am

The recent terrorist attacks suggest that it might be time to re-examine our foreign policy. What should that foreign policy be? Part of the answer might lie in the foreign policy principles enunciated at our founding.

President George Washington's Farewell Address in 1797 warned: "The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is, in extending our commercial relations to have with them as little political connection as possible." Thomas Jefferson, our third president, sounded a similar warning in his first Inaugural Address in 1801: "Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations

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