“There is a rank due to the United States, among nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness. If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known that we are at all times ready for war.” – George Washington (1793)
See the fruits of the eight years of the Obama Administration for this one. Then look at where ISIS has gone since President Trump took office and gave the military the green light to do what the military does. Quite the contrast and a good one at that.