Last July, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump had a very relevant meeting in Helsinki, the Finnish capital, after the 2018 NATO summit. During the press conference, Donald Trump denied Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Leaving aside left’s obsession of wanting to impeach Trump, even some supporters such as the Heritage Foundation showed their concerns about having a lacking toughness against a totalitarian Kremlin regime.
However, there is some optimism in the conservative-libertarian side. We will refer to the stance of Kentucky GOP Senator Rand Paul, who believes that Donald Trump seeks to prevent the World War III. Besides, in an essay run by POLITICO, the conservatarian politician did say:
[…] Politicizing international affairs is a dangerous game […] Dialogue is especially important when hundreds of millions of lives are at stake, as is the case in relations between the United States and nuclear-armed Russia. […] Throughout history, including during the height of the Cold War, both sides maintained constant dialogue and communications. Even during the Cuban Missile Crisis, we had diplomatic relations and constant communications. […]
Moreover, he traveled to Russia recently alongside Texas conservative senator Don Huffines, in order to look for a peaceful geopolitical solution. He believes it is possible to be both tough and diplomatic at the same time, with no need of considering Russia as our friend.
They joined conversation with Russian government fellows whereas Paul met with Mikhail Svetov, leader of the Russian Libertarian Party. Additionally Ron Paul’s son considers what we may read above:
“Diplomacy is not the opposite of toughness. It is the result of a clear-eyed understanding that foreign relations are painted in shades of gray, that negotiating with reprehensible people and regimes is often the least bad option.” https://t.co/VTHcGWoUSQ
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) 8 de agosto de 2018
Rand’z motivations should be considered far more adequate and desirable than that of an interventionist foreign policy. We should also applaud the takedown of the deep state, which is a considerable threat to peace and liberty in the United States.