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 in which are allies of the United States. 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 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. 

            The Republic of Cuba

Cuba is officially the Republic of Cuba. The Republic of Cuba is a communist constitutional republic. The country head was Mr. Fidel Castro but is now under the authority of President Raul Castro. The Republic of Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean. The government of the Republic of Cuba composed of the executive branch, the legislative branch and the judicial branch. With regarding and pertaining to the issue in which involves the embargo by the United States against the Republic of Cuba, I strongly support the repeal of the embargo put in place by the United States against the Republic of Cuba. When looking at the procedural history of the embargo by the United States against the Republic of Cuba, it should be noted that the embargo was first places by the United States against the Republic of Cuba on March 14th, 1958, during the Fulgencio Batista regime. On October 19th, 1960 another embargo was places on the Republic of Cuba in which is believed to have excluded food and medicine. Then on February 7th, 1962 the embargo by the United States against the Republic of Cuba was extended to practically every import in which the Republic of Cuba would have received.

Again, I support the repeal of the embargo that the United States put in place against the Republic of Cuba, in which are the Trading with the Enemy Act of 1917, the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, the Cuban Assets Control Regulations of 1963, the Cuban Democracy Act of 1992, the Helms–Burton Act of 1996, and the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000. I believe that the embargo that the United States has enacted against the Republic of Cuba are extremely unnecessary, violate international law and threaten the sovereignty of the Republic of Cuba. In fact, every year since 1992, the United Nations General Assembly has passed a resolution condemning the impact of the embargo that the United States put on the Republic of Cuba. The General Assembly of the United States has further stated that the embargo by the United States against the Republic of Cuba was a violation of the Charter of the United Nations and do violate international law.
  

Democratic People's Republic of Korea

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is the official name of a country that is known as North Korea.   
That country is supposed to be a sovereign country in which by law all citizens are required to vote. The United Nations, the European Union, Canada and the United States have imposed harsh sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea for their nuclear program and mostly their ballistic missile testing. While it is well known that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the United States are not allies, punishing one country due to them being isolated is not good diplomacy. I believe that allowing South Korea or even the United States to continue to engage in the joint war games and only punishing the Democratic People's Republic of Korea is not good. I believe that South Korea, the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea need to peacefully coexist and that those countries should engage in peace talks equally and in a way that is fair and just. 
 
As far as the conflict in the Korean Peninsula is concerned, it appears as if the United Nations Security Council has repetitively discussed and has repetitively issued sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. It does not appear as if the United Nations Security Council has not listened or understood the sides of all parties in which are involved in the conflict in the Korean Peninsula. It further appears as if the United Nations Security Council has overlooked the joint war games that are occurring along the border of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. It seems as if the United Nations Security Council seems to be making decisions based on the domestic politics or the domestic political influence of a country that is a member to the United Nations Security Council. The United Nations should not be a place where the international body makes decisions based on the domestic interests of countries but rather on the interest of Earth as a whole. Just like the formation of the United States, the United Nations is supposed to be united countries representing the interests of Earth as a whole.
 
As a goal of mine in the future, I hope that the United States, South Korea, Japan and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea will establish a healthy diplomatic relationship. To help with peace efforts between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, South Korea, Japan and the United States, I believe that the joint war games that occur along the border of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea need to end and I would like to see the United Nations, the United States, Canada and the European Union ease the sanctions that they have put in place against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. I believe that the joint war games that occur are provoking and are a waste of the money of the taxpayer. As far as peace between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the United States is concerned, I believe that if we can re-establish diplomatic relations with the Republic of Cuba, I believe that we should absolutely be able to do so with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.