Nov 5, 2007

Howard Buffett on foreign policy (attacking the Truman Doctrine)

Even if it were desirable, America is not strong enough to police the world by military force. If that attempt is made, the blessings of liberty will be replaced by coercion and tyranny at home. Our Christian ideals cannot be exported to other lands by dollars and guns. . . . We cannot practice might and force abroad and retain freedom at home. We cannot talk world cooperation and practice power politics.

~ Howard Buffett, Republican Representative from Omaha, Nebraska, Congressional Record, 80th Congress, First Session, March 18, 1947, p. 2217.

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