Rand Paul on Foreign Policy: "Containment and Radical Islam"


At a major speech delivered at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) lays out a foreign policy that is neither imperialistic nor isolationist:

Reagan's foreign policy was much closer to what I am advocating than what we have today.   The former Chairman of the American Conservative Union David Keene noted that Reagan's policy was much less interventionist than the presidents of both parties who came right before him and after him. 

I'd argue that a more restrained foreign policy is the true conservative foreign policy, as it includes two basic tenets of true conservatism: respect for the constitution, and fiscal discipline.

I am convinced that what we need is a foreign policy that works within these two constraints, a foreign policy that works within the confines of the Constitution the realities of our fiscal crisis Today in Congress there is no such nuance, no such moderation of dollars or executive power.