Mclumpy is an arrogant vindictive old coot
Time for McCain and the other 90% of the US Congress to fully retire and seek other employment and get OUT OF GOVT permanently!
The meme, or keyword, that conservatives politicians should use is very self-explanatory. Importantly, in no way does it suggest “isolationism”, which was turned into a derogatory word in the 1960s.
It is “de-internationalization” of American domestic and foreign policy.
The word “de-internationalization” covers a litany of things that conservatives find objectionable. The greatest of these is the socialism espoused by the Socialist International, an organization of political parties from around the world, of which the Democrat party is a “de facto”, if not “de jure” member. Likewise, many Republicans have been persuaded by its ideas, or perhaps think it is inevitable.
Foremost of its bizarre ideas is that nations, cultures, languages and unique histories are just foolish constructs that should be replaced by socialist economic blocs under a one world government.
Anyone who espouses any parts of this is “the enemy”, no matter what they say on any topic. This includes the Bush family and their “New World Order”, and those that embrace international organizations like the UN, IMF, G-whatever, ad nauseum.
So the most important aspect of “de-internationalization” is for a conservative president and congress to abrogate such treaties, leave such organizations, and make it abundantly clear that United States laws are national laws, and that federal judges follow them only, without regard to international laws.
“De-internationalization” also means that there are no “sub-treaties or foreign agreements or modifications to existing treaties” that the POTUS can join without the approval of the US senate, on the grounds that they do not rise to the level of treaties.
“De-internationalization” also means clamping down on internationalist multinational corporations that both seek access to US markets, but evade our taxes and other laws, and hold no national loyalties to the United States.
Another big goal of the Socialist International is the elimination of all national borders and free immigration, which furthers their goals of diluting ethnic homogeneity and culture with countless immigrant foreigners who are permitted in on condition that they support the socialist party.
Therefore, “de-internationalization” requires strict immigration quotas, based on quantity *and* quality. No more uneducated, poverty stricken peasants from every corner of the world. And bluntly, a moratorium on any Islamic immigration for at least 50 years, based on the willingness of Muslims currently in the US to integrate.
“De-internationalization” also means choosing our battles and our military deployments. First and foremost, unless there is a direct and obvious US national interest at stake, it is not our business. Right now the US military is deployed to over 100 nations; but we need to be in perhaps one or two dozen. The rest of these deployments are superfluous and expensive, and degrade our military.
Finally, “de-internationalization” means that we again pay attention to our national trade balance with other nations. “Neither borrowers nor lenders be” is a great place to start. As needed, after abrogating treaties that damage us economically, including membership in the WTO, the FTAA, NAFTA, etc., we should indeed erect tariffs.
This is done to restore our domestic industries, most of which have fled overseas. We cannot survive as just a nation of indebted consumers. We must also produce.