5 Reasons Why Trade Sanctions are Bad Foreign Policy

So, you hear a lot about sanctions when countries are at odds with one another. You’ve probably heard some about it recently too. A sanction is one country, attempting to penalize another country, places trade restrictions on that country. This also includes imposing tariffs and “freezing” another country’s assets. These sanctions amount to a nation holding hostage another nation’s ability to trade.
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Electing Faithfulness: Concluding Thoughts

“Concluding Thoughts on Electing Faithfulness”
“Why should a foreigner like me care about this country?”
“I promise I’ll completely tone down the political postings for the next four years, but I ask that you to pay attention to this”

I am very much indebted the sermon I heard this Sunday by Frank Sullivan.  It reminded me that Christ is our hope and that it’s foolish to place our “trust in princes” whose plans come to an end and who’s power is but dust to God.
Sermon on Christ as our Hope
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Don’t invade Syria

Says Empire: “Doing something to Syria would be a big blow to Iran.”  Except that Iran hasn’t threatened us.  We are more of a threat to them.

Obama wants to invade Syria.  The reasoning: it will weakin Iraq.  Because killing people in one country to make another country weak when it’s already too weak to even think of attacking us is logical in any playing field.  Ron Paul could talk him out of it, if he would just listen.

What ‘s happening in Syria is none of our business.  What happened in Libya is none of our business.  In fact, what happened in Iraq was none of our business.

I echo the video: this whole invade everybody who we think might get a nuke in the future or something is bad politics, bad policy, bad economy.  Oh, and it’s morally corrupt.

You want to change things for the better in a country?  Send in doctors.  Send in teachers.  Send in carries of gospel.

Missionaries, not missiles.

The prophets of Israel called for quietism abroad.  That means you don’t go invade other places.  Oh, and America’s founders also didn’t want to go “monster hunting” abroad, for those of you who claim to follow Jesus but care more about America.  So, no matter how you cut it, this invasion would be wrong.

over the last 50-80 years America’s history of preemptive war, covert destabilization, foreign occupation, nation building, torture and assassination have accumulated a vast hatred of American presence in the Middle-East and other places in the world.  It’s time for this to end.

Swords into ploughshares.  Ron Paul is the only politician I know who seriously quotes it in his use of policy rhetoric.  Start listening to him.