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What foreign policy also means is that if we are going to expound the virtues of democracy and justice abroad, and be taken seriously, we need to practice those values here at home.
So when we talk about foreign policy, and our belief in democracy, at the very top of our list of concerns is the need to revitalize American democracy to ensure that governmental decisions reflect the interests of a majority of our people, and not just the few.
The Global War on Terror has been a disaster for the American people and for American leadership. Orienting US national security strategy around terrorism essentially allowed a few thousand violent extremists to dictate policy for the most powerful nation on earth.
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The attackers, they claimed, were theocratic terrorists who were so extreme and unreasonable that the United Statesâ€™ benign practice of freedom at home caused them to take up arms and brutally attack civilians.
The issue of concern for Al Qaeda and other Islamic terrorist groups is not the U.S. governmentâ€™s conduct in America or the values Americans uphold among themselves, but the governmentâ€™s conduct in Muslim countries.
Itâ€™s a really important marker of what Progressiveâ€™s want to see on foreign policy
First Congress must A, have to affirmatively vote to approve any sanctions. In doing so it would force Congress with having to reckon with whether or not sanctions actually can achieve the policy goals that they say they want to achieve
The Stop Arming Human Rights Abusers Act would establish an independent human rights commission thatâ€™s been modeled off of the international commission for religious freedom. How that works in practice is, there is independent commissioners who evaluate the human rights records and evidence of human rights abuses.
The only basis for the U.S. to exercise this kind of extraterritorial or â€œimperialâ€ sovereignty over other nations and people is its raw economic and military power.
On the environmental front, the U.S. has deliberately and consistently undermined the worldâ€™s collective efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions, transition to renewable energy and solve the climate crisis.
The U.S. target was only a 4 percent cut in emissions from its 1990 level, while other countries were aiming for a 15-40 percent cut.