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Constitution Party
​​​​​​​  of Florida

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“Europe has a set of primary interests, which have to us none, or very remote relation. Hence, she must be engaged in frequent controversies, the causes of which are essentially foreign to our concerns. Hence, therefore, it must be unwise in us to implicate ourselves, by artificial ties, in the ordinary vicissitudes of her politics, or the ordinary combinations and collisions of her friendships or enmities.”

“Why forego the advantages of so peculiar a situation? Why quit our own to stand upon foreign ground? Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any part of Europe, entangle our peace and prosperity in the toils of European ambition, rivalship, interest, humor, or caprice?” (George Washington’s Farewell Address, 1796)

“I deem [one of] the essential principles of our government, and consequently [one] which ought to shape its administration,…peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none.” (Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address. Bergh 3:321)

“America has abstained from interference in the concerns of others, even when the conflict has been for principles to which she clings….She goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own.” (John Quincy Adams, Speech Delivered in Washington DC 04 July 1821)

“In the wars of European powers in matters relating to themselves we have never taken any part, nor does it comport with our policy so to do….Our policy in regard to Europe…is, not to interfere in the internal concerns of any of its powers…” (