FOREIGN POLICY

Financial Aid to Foreign Countires 

From a foreign policy perspective, I strongly believe that the government of the United States of America always needs to be involved in providing financial assistance to countries whose citizens are in need. I believe that the financial assistance we send to other countries should go directly to non-profit organizations or educational institutions that have a primary purpose of aiding directly those that are in need, NOT to for-profit entities or to the governments of those countries. Countries which do not attempt to take care of their own people or which have a reckless disregard of their citizen's rights should not be aided.

Immigration

Refugees should always be welcome in the United States of America. I am a strong supporter of immigration reform. In my personal views, I believe that individuals should only be accepted a legal status if they do not have a criminal record, will abide by the laws of the United States of America and if they will not target individuals who are minorities themselves who are residing in the United States of America. Individuals that are members of the LGBTQI community, ethnic minorities, or people who have been persecuted by their own country should always feel free to apply for a fefugee status with the United States of America and should always be welcome as to doing so. 

Spying on our allies

The National Security Agency is an intelligence entity of the government of the Untied States of America that has a primary purpose as to monitoring, collecting, and processing information and data as a part as to the agency's intelligence and counterintelligence duties. While the great work as to the individuals employed by the NSA is greatly appreciated, as a country we do not need to spy on the personal and private communication devices of world leaders that are the allies of the United States of America. By the government of the United States of America doing so, that type of spying breaches the privacy, trust and our diplomatic relations that we have with our allies. Therefore as from a foreign policy perspective, the government of the United States of America should not spy on the private communication devices of world leaders that are allies as to our great nation. 

International Criminal Court

The International Criminal Court is a high court of last resort as for the prosecution of individuals that are asserted as to having been involved in the crimes of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. The high court is in The Hague and was established by its founding treaty, the Rome Statute, in which was entered into force on July 1, 2002. The International Criminal Court only has jurisdiction to prosecute individuals as for their crimes in which allows the high court to focus on individuals that are considered to be untouchable in certain regions of our world. I personally believe that the International Criminal Court needs more power and should not be prevented as to addressing atrocities that are being committed due to an imbalanced United Nations Security Council.

As far as the United States is concerned, I would like the United States to repeal the American Service-Members’ Protection Act of 2002 because that prohibits the United States from providing direct monetary assistance to the court and is unnecessary. The bottom line is that I strongly believe that the International Criminal Court is greatly needed in our word as to combating actrocities that are and that have occurred in our world and that the United States should support the efforts of the court as with this regards. 

       Central Intelligence Agency 

As part as to my foreign policy concerns, agents of the Central Intelligence Agency should always be used as for the purpose as to collecting intelligence and helping keep Americans safe overseas. Investigating and detaining individuals overseas is not any excuse to torture individuals as for the purpose as to retracting information. Torture violates U.S domestic law and also violates international law. I believe that all Individuals who are detained and or who are arrested overseas should be given competent and adequate procedural due process and should also have their substantive due process upheld and not violated. As a policy, the government of the United States of America should never torture detainees for any reason as to attempting to get information. As a country we are better than torture. 

The People's Republic of China

The People’s Republic of China is a unitary sovereign state that is in the Eastern Asian Peninsula. I do not understand why the United States of America must have a "one China policy" when the People’s Republic of China is already one sovereign country. I believe that the United States must respect the PRC if we want the People’s Republic of China to respect us. I personally do not believe that the United States of America should have to have an official policy that recognizes the People’s Republic of China as one country when they are already one country. It would be like the People’s Republic of China having a “one United States” policy when the United States of America is already one sovereign country. I support a “one China” policy from a legality standpoint however I do believe from a common-sense perspective that it is unnecessary to have to have a “one China policy” when the People’s Republic of China is already “one” sovereign country. The United States of America and the People’s Republic of China should be respecting each other’s sovereignty.   

I would also like to say that Taiwan is not a sovereign state and is a part of the People's Republic of China. I do not support the United States of America sending billions of dollars in military aid to Taiwan because Taiwan is not a sovereign state. If the people of Taiwan want to gain any type of independence from the People's Republic of China, those individuals then need to do so the legal way. I view this issue the same as if the People's Republic of China decided that they were going to provide financial assistance or even military assistance‎ to Hawaii or even let’s say California. Such an agreement would violate our core principle as to being the "United" States of America as in one sovereign country. The People’s Republic of China is one country and the United States of America needs to respect that. 

Democratic People's Republic of Korea

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is also known as North Korea. That country is suppossed to be a sovereign  country in which by law all citizens are required to vote. The United Nations, EU and the United States of America have imposed hard sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea for their nuclear program and their misscle testing. While it is well known that the DPRK and South Korea are not allies, punishing one country due to them being isolated is not good diplomacy. Further allowing South Korea to do whatever they want to do and only punishing the North is not good. Both South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea need to peacefully coexist and both countires should engage in peace talks equally and in a fair way. ​​

The United Nations has not sanctioned countires such as The Gambia or Sudan as to their reckless disregard as to the rights of their citizens. The current President of Sudan has a warrant for his arrest with the International Criminal Court and to this day the international community has remained silent as to this issue. However sanctioning the Democratic People's Republic of Korea seems to be on the top priority as to some countires while serious human rights violations have and are occurring in Syria, Iraq, The Gambia and in other countires of our world. 

As from a foreign policy perspective, I would like the United States of America, Canada, the European Union and the United Nations to ease their sanctions that have been currently put in place against the DPRK. Hopefully in the future the government of the United States of America, South Korea and the government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea will establish a healthy diplomatic relationship. If the United States can do so with Cuba, then we should absolutly be able to do so with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Lets all just be friends.