America First

 America is the most prosperous nation on Earth—which is a double-edged sword.  While this provides for a very high standard of living for us when compared to the rest of the world, it also causes those less-fortunate nations to seek our aid in whatever problems they face.  This requested aid usually takes the form of money, material, technology, men, or in some cases refuge/shelter for their people.  While God expects us to serve others’ needs, we cannot do this effectively if we do not first secure our own liberty first and preserve it for future generations.  How can our elected officials be good stewards of our resources, if they give freely to other nations while we are deep in debt?  Until such time that we have once again “secure[d] the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity,” unless the purpose is to directly protect the liberties and provide for the security of our own citizenry, humanitarian aid ought to be directed by each citizen according to his own conscience.