Peace Through Strength –
The first order of business is to strengthen the American economy. A strong economy is essential for America to have a strong, robust Foreign policy, backed up by an even stronger United States military.
Tragically, the weakened state of America’s economy has significantly affected our ability to have the strongest possible Foreign policy as well as National Security policy. Historic inflation has undermined the U.S. Dollar and has upset world markets. Countries around the world are beginning to question America’s economic reliability, and in turn, are beginning to question America’s reliability as a strong ally. However, strengthening America’s economy will require bold steps.
First, we need tax cuts for the lower and middle-class while reducing government spending across the board. America’s middle class is the economic engine of this nation. The road to a strong economy begins with restoring the prosperity of working families and small business owners. A strong economy is built from the bottom up and the middle out. The stronger America’s lower and middle class is, the stronger America will be.
Second, we need to incentivize American businesses to bring manufacturing back to America. We are beholden to China’s supply chains and China leverages this dominant position in key supply chains to accomplish its Geo-Political agenda. Thus, weakening America’s global influence. For example, a vast majority of generic pharmaceuticals and their active ingredients are manufactured in China along with their partner countries, such as India. Reshoring manufacturing to America not only strengthens America’s economy, but strengthens America’s Foreign policy as well.
Lastly, we need to reverse the Anti-Fossil Fuel agenda (read my Energy Policy). For decades, environmentalists have told us that using fossil fuels is a self-destructive addiction that will destroy our planet. Yet at the same time, by every measure of human well-being, from life expectancy to clean water to climate safety, life has been getting better. Moreover, fossil fuels are the key to improving the quality of life for billions of people in the developing world. If we withhold them, access to clean water plummets, critical medical machines like incubators become impossible to operate, and life expectancy drops significantly. Calls to “get off fossil fuels” are calls to degrade the lives of innocent people who merely want the same opportunities that developed countries have enjoyed.
We can not continue letting events and crises get out of control. Through sound management and planning, we must be in control so as to prevent being confronted by a crisis. America needs a sound Economy, a strong National Defense, and the will and determination to preserve Peace and Freedom throughout the world.