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Howard Phillips on Foreign Policy

2000 Constitution Party Nominee for President


Exit IMF & World Bank

Q: What would your policy toward China be, especially in light of yesterday’s vote on permanent normal trade relations?

A: We’d get the U.S. out of the IMF [International Monetary Fund] and stop giving to the World Bank. We’d stop Communist Chinese influence in places like Vancouver, the Bahamas, and Panama.

Source: Phone interview on Orvetti.com , Sep 20, 2000

Strong defense but less involvement abroad

Q: You have supported U.S. involvement in anti-Communist civil wars in places like Angola and Central America. Would you be willing to send U.S. troops into direct combat with the Chinese over control of operations of the Panama Canal?

A: I believe in a strong defense. But I believe the use of American military power should be severely limited. For instance, we shouldn’t kill people for oil in Iraq, especially since God has granted the United States so much oil of its own. But we should defend our own hemisphere.

As for Angola, I have not supported a military presence. We are trying to get the U.S. government to stop aiding the interests of the Communist government there simply because of oil. Just like we should stop funding the homosexual movement, we should stop supporting corrupt governments.

Source: Phone interview on Orvetti.com , Sep 20, 2000

Foreign aid is unconstitutional

Phillips says, “Foreign aid is unconstitutional.” He would eliminate foreign aid funds to all current recipient countries, and would eliminate funding for AID, IMF, the World Bank, and NATO & UN Peace Keeping Missions.
Source: 2000 National Political Awareness Test , Jan 13, 2000

Reduce federal foreign policy role

Source: 2000 National Political Awareness Test , Jan 13, 2000

Panama Canal: Keep US in; keep China out

I will act to restore an appropriate US military presence at the isthmus of Panama and to remove the burgeoning influence of Communist China which, thanks to the indolence and indifference of the Congress and the conniving of President Clinton, now controls ports at both ends of the canal and has gained a supposed right to acquire significant military facilities which we have gratuitously abandoned.
Source: Campaign 2000 Presidential Nominee Acceptance Speech , Sep 4, 1999

China’s control of the Panama Canal is a major threat

If Communist China continues to build its influence in Panama, not only will that impose a long-term military threat to US interests, it will also lead to a quick shift in recognition by Panama, which now recognizes Taiwan, and which will instead recognize Beijing. The loss of recognition by Panama would be destabilizing to Taiwan’s position around the world. So, Panama is very closely linked to the independence of Taiwan. Red China knows this and they have been making Panama a prime target.
Source: Interview on Foreign Policy and American Independence , Jun 25, 2000

China has bought support in Congress

Who can doubt that Red China has purchased the policies of the Clinton administration, and influenced the pro-Red China decisions of many members of Congress - Republican and Democrat alike - whose contributors profit at the expense of our national interest from special business arrangements with the totalitarian regime in Beijing.
Source: Campaign 2000 Presidential Nominee Acceptance Speech , Sep 4, 1999

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