In the last two years the United States has not only lost influence and allies, it has rapidly lost its ability to shape the direction in which the world is moving.
The Administration continues to tell us that SALT II and the SALT process is so important that we must exclude anything else from the discussions.
We've let every nation know that we shall pay no more cost, bear no more burdens, meet no more hardships in order to assure the survival of apathy.
From energy to food to weather it has become very clear that all of us on this planet are neighbors, and we'd better find ways to behave as good neighbors.
John Adams told a friend in 1765: "I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene."
Why must we hand over to Communist totalitarianism more complex and developed technology which it needs for armaments and for crushing its own citizens?
The big, mostly unspoken question behind our most important decisions on foreign policy has been: Do we now face a Soviet threat or a communist threat?
Any agreement reached with the Soviet government must be evaluated in the context of their past record and their domestic and foreign policies.