The problem with modern liberalism today is a defiance of objective reality. Liberal policies are based too much on emotions rather than a rational assessment of reality. From a standpoint of psychology, decisions are made best when we experience our emotions without acting on them and allow reason instead to guide our judgment. When something first occurs that violates our sense of morality, we become emotional. Allowing emotions to guide our decisions can be detrimental to our security interests and leads to unexpected outcomes. Liberals and neoconservatives who influence our foreign policy justify pre-emptive wars based on an ideal philosophy that we have a moral imperative to bring justice to rogue nations and spread freedom and democracy around the globe. However, acting without boundaries and applying solutions impulsively based on initial feelings usually leads to unintended consequences that actually only serves to exacerbate the initial problem. For instance, if we identify human rights abuses taking place in a particular country and even then, we act with good conscious to immediately correct the problem, we tend to ignore the economic consequences and psychological reality. Our resources become stretched too thin and we become more vulnerable to outside attacks or attacks from within. This could result in even more chaos and injustice for the people being abused. Meanwhile we are seen as occupiers and warmongers and stir up more hatred that we will have to deal with as a result. Continuing to ignore logic and reason will cripple our “so called just and humane motives.” Objective reality based on an observance of natural universal principles is a constitutional path that we can follow to remain virtuous, wealthy and happy. In fact, in order to remain a global hegemon, we must become more emotionally mature, which is a maturity inevitably manifested in our politics and foreign policy. We must redefine our priorities and come to the realization that our monumental debt poses the greatest threat to our national security.
Behind supreme excellence and victory is knowing that the global basis of a capitalist society requires an understanding of our limits and how to properly allocate our limited resources to ensure maximum happiness for the greatest number of our people. We cannot continue to live in a state of denial, believing we can police the world and impose justice and freedom on everyone the way we see fit without incurring costs and experiencing any blowback. First of all, it is impossible to impose freedom on a nation of people with a mindset that is not consistent with the principles of freedom. Secondly, what freedom are we trying to impose when we are forced to sacrifice our own freedom in order to spread freedom to others? Finally, from an economic standpoint, we don’t have the resources to carry out humanitarian and military operations around the world. In the end, if we allow the debt that we accumulate defending and spreading freedom to consume our budget, then the only thing we’ll have money for will be paying interest on the debt and the whole nation will become impoverished. The strength of a nation lies in the happiness and wealth of her people. We cannot strengthen our military by draining the source upon which the strength of our military is based. In conclusion, I strongly believe the path to success of our nation can be found in free market economics grounded in objective reality. This is the smartest, most efficient, wisest and the most humanitarian way.