Benjamin Harrison, our 23rd president, is hardly remembered as one of our greatest leaders. But even the lesser talented among us often come up with worthy ideas. The time has come to give serious contemplation to his words from 120 years go: “We Americans have no commission from God to police the world.”
When I look back at all the wars, skirmishes and police actions the United States has been involved in since World War II, Harrison’s observation seems like words of wisdom.
Jean Guerry, Coconut Creek