Saturday, March 14, 2009

Has President Obama ever heard of the Monroe Doctrine?


"The Monroe Doctrine is a United States policy introduced on December 2, 1823, which said that further efforts by European governments to colonize land or interfere with states in the Americas would be viewed by the United States of America as acts of aggression requiring US intervention.[1]

President of the United States James Monroe first stated the doctrine during his seventh annual State of the Union Address to Congress.

It became a defining moment in the foreign policy of the United States and one of its longest-standing tenets, invoked by U.S. presidents, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, John F. Kennedy, and others.

The Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine (added during the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt) was invoked to intervene militarily in Latin America to stop the spread of European influence[2]."

Let us hope that President Obama will adhere to the Monroe Doctrine. I just hope he stands up to our enemies at all.

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