President Reagan once said, “America is a shining city upon a hill whose beacon light guides freedom-loving people everywhere”. As the world’s only superpower, we are in a unique position to promote democracy and convey to the world the values our country was founded on.
I also strongly believe Israel’s right to protect itself. The U.S. and Israel have always maintained a special relationship since its creation in 1948 and our economic and military aid has been a major component in cementing and reinforcing those ties. Many of the same forces that threaten us are direct threats to Israel. As a stable democracy in a sea of uncertainty, it is a tremendous importance that relationship must continue.
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