Canadians found themselves in crisis when their Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave himself so-called “emergency” powers to squash a peaceful protest by truckers against ridiculous Covid regulations. Instead of helping defuse the tyranny of our next-door neighbor and most important trading partner, President Joe Biden chose to focus his diminished mental capacity on a complex situation halfway around the world between Russia and Ukraine. Biden could not possibly understand or navigate that conflict, and Ukrainian leaders themselves criticized Biden’s unhelpful rhetoric.
At Trump’s Arizona rally, he observed that none of these crises would happen if he were still in the White House. Trudeau was one of the foreign leaders who tried to ridicule Trump, when instead Trudeau should have tried to learn from him. It was the Ukrainian-born member of the Deep State, Alexander Vindman, who sparked the first impeachment of Trump, and who recently sued Donald Trump Jr., Rudy Giuliani, and other Trump supporters. Yet apparently Ukraine fared far better under Trump than under Biden.
The international crises of President Biden’s first fifteen months in office don’t stop at Canada and Ukraine. China and Taiwan are more at odds than ever. North Korea is up to their old tricks again. Iran is back on track to becoming a nuclear superpower. It seems like the whole world is on fire. Thankfully, we don’t have to shrug our shoulders and give up. The United States has everything we need to turn back the tide of global chaos.
Now more than ever, we should adopt an America First mentality when it comes to foreign policy. You’ve probably heard that term before, but do you really know what it means? In short, “America First” means that we should filter every foreign policy through the question “What would be best for the American people?” By asking this one simple question, we can trend the fine line between isolationism and globalism. America First gives our foreign policy the consistency that it critically lacks under the Biden Administration. The America First mentality will give us the admiration of our allies, the respect of our adversaries, and the stability that our world sorely lacks.