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things about washington farewell address

meaning the trade, military and economic strength

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These three issues are closely interconnected in that they all hinge upon foreign policy. For Washington (and more than a few other founding fathers), the US ought to maintain "as little political connection as possible" with foreign affairs in Europe and elsewhere. In regards to trade, this means being open to healthy, free trade without overbearing regulations (i.e. tariffs, sanctions, etc.). For military, this means only going to war when there is a viable threat. As for economic strength, monetary policy and defense spending ought to be considered carefully--always with liberty for the individual in mind. This encourages the free enterprise that makes America unique.