Month: May 2022

Switzerland: Armed Neutrality, 200 Years of Peace, and the Legacy of Swiss Rifles in Central Europe

Imagine a country, nestled in the heart of Europe, untouched by the ravages of warfare or occupation for two centuries. That country is Switzerland, an exemplar of peace for the past 200 years, largely due to its robust policy of ‘armed neutrality’. During the tumult of the World Wars, the Swiss Franc—bolstered by substantial gold reserves—emerged as a beacon of stability. It was exchanged widely between both Allied and Axis powers, while Switzerland, in its fortress of neutrality, remained relatively insulated from the conflicts. Switzerland’s enduring peace rests on several pillars: economic stability, strategic geography, a diverse demographic, a service-driven… Read More »

Remarks by President Biden on the School Shooting in Uvalde, Texas

  Our condolences to the victims and families of Ulvade, Texas. Official White House Press Release “For every parent, for every citizen in this country, we have to make it clear to every elected official in this country: It’s time to act. It’s time — for those who obstruct or delay or block the commonsense gun laws, we need to let you know that we will not forget. We can do so much more.  We have to do more.”