The Lure of Foreign Dragons

So, I finally had an objection to something Dan said today (shocking) For a guy who prefaces all his podcasts with warnings about how much we'll disagree with him, I think it's been a phenomenal run of about 37 episodes (Pat Buchanan, episode 71. He's someone I can't listen to or read. His willfull ignorance on specific issues never ceases to offend) since I had anything to object to in a Common Sense podcast.

So, in episode 108 The Lure of Foreign Dragons, Dan is all in a quandary because he wants, on the one hand to intervene for moral reasons in all the genocidal conflicts around the world (Where are you UN? What were you chartered for? Hello? Is there anybody there?) like Burma; and on the other hand he understands the (US) founders admonition that we not go abroad in search of foreign dragons to slay.

His insistence that there is a dichotomy here is flaw in his observation. If we are free men, we can volunteer our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor, in defense of Burma; while at the same time holding that it is proper for the government not to enter into entangling alliances. There really isn't a problem here. Before the US government decided the whole world was its protectorate, there was a long tradition of individual Americans taking the fight to the bad guys all by themselves. What was wrong with that?

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