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Kilmeade warns that America has no choice but to lead the global fight against evil


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Fox News host Brian Kilmeade told viewers of Saturday’s ‘One Nation’ that America has a global responsibility to lead and be an example for our allies in the fight for their freedom.

BRIAN KILMEADE: We see the evil so transparent before us from superpowers like Russia and China that if we let them lead, the quality of life as we know it will be over for most of the planet. Despite America’s isolationist past, we must be the world leader. We have no choice. I will explain why. Our nation has been blessed with friends on our borders and in our oceans, keeping us apart from our allies and our enemies. Our founders saw the world’s propensity for conflict and war, and so we endorsed isolationism, found first and foremost in George Washington’s famous farewell address of 1793. Here is a quote from it. He said: “It is our real policy to avoid any permanent alliance with any part of the foreign world.” President Thomas Jefferson, third president, followed suit, summarizing American isolationism as a doctrine of peace, trade, and honest friendships with all nations, entangling alliances with none. But with the 20th century, things changed, even if we didn’t want it to.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin
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As Americans, we want to stay out of conflict, don’t we? But if we have learned anything from our past, we should know that avoiding conflict only delays conflict. And if we don’t face things on our terms, we will on the terms of our enemies. So if we want our freedom, our mighty nation must fight for everyone, be an example and a resource for our allies to fight for their freedom. America has a global responsibility that comes with being a great nation. … We have never been perfect, but we have always, always been great with the responsibility to protect others who want freedom and freedom for themselves, their families and their nation. I know you might not want to hear this America, but we have no choice but to lead. It’s good versus evil. You’ve probably heard of the phrase, if not me, then who? Today’s sentence should be, if not us, then it will be them.

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