Many things have changed since America was created. They took that stance on foreign policy because they had just finished a bloody war with britain and france. They saw waht happened to France after it helped the colonies. Some more food for thought, when this great country was originally set up women could not vote and africans were property. Just because it was a good idea 233 years ago doesnt mean it is a good idea now.
Hey daytripper you most be a college-know-it-all hippie if you are getting so butt hurt. For the record i am 26 living in a college town where hippies pay 40,000 for school, drive saab's and volvo's, and still protest said school.