Originally Posted by patteeu
That's right. Isolationism and a purely defensive approach to international jihad is a big loser. Individual liberties will be among the casualties.
It's not isolationism though. Trading with them is not being isolated.
“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” — James Madison