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On Isolationism

Isolationism is not a moral or sustainable path for the United States. A civilized nation must be built upon solid moral foundations. This means that no matter what the immediate situation may be, the country stands by its principles, even if it appears that compromising on principles could bring material gain.
Politics, Lubavitcher Rebbe
On Isolationism
Disc 114, Program 455

Event Date: 6 Tishrei 5744 - September 13, 1983

Isolationism is not a moral or sustainable path for the United States.

A civilized nation must be built upon solid moral foundations. This means that no matter what the immediate situation may be, the country stands by its principles, even if it appears that compromising on principles could bring material gain. Just as every individual plant, animal and human must grow, an entire country must constantly grow as well, spiritually as well as physically.

When a larger nation chooses to isolate itself from the problems of smaller, less powerful countries, leaving them to struggle with their own problems, this position ends up being to the larger nation’s own detriment. Not only is engagement and involvement with less fortunate nations in the interest of the United States, it is its moral G-d-given duty. This stance will ultimately bring greater peace, tranquility and morality to the U.S. and the rest of the world.

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R. S'Chevalier USA May 30, 2013

Assistance given Assistance should never be used as a carrot stick provided the donkey, but we must to weight very closely that assistance given is a benifit to all the people, and not simply a few. The United States has been very generous, but often the assistance goes only to a few and not all the people. Also, government often uses the carrot stick approach when to provide assistance. Charity begins at home, and from there the assistance is extended. Far to often, assistance extended does not reach those in need of it most. The United States has most always been most generaous, but seldom to assure those most in need actually receive the assistance. Reply

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