While both parties debate what cuts to make to American programs, neither have addressed reducing or eliminating the billions we pay in foreign aid to "make friends" with those that hate us. Does anyone really think that by giving the aid we will win people over? They take our money and still hate us and think we are weak and pathetic.
I hear and read the rhetoric about candidate Ron Paul as being weak on foreign policy and military force. What I found to be most true is that he is tough on those that do us harm and he wants to start by ending such aid and ending the Ponzi scheme monetary system that keeps us paying for our own money.
But we don't have to wait for his election to start fixing the problem now. Call and write to your representatives to start cutting the deficit by cutting what we send to foreign nations. We don't want to be the world's police force and we don't want to be the benefactors to the globe either. Charity begins at home.