Barbaric races, if incapable, may be swept away…. On the same principle, interference with the affairs of states not wholly barbaric, but nevertheless incapable of effecting political organization for themselves, is fully justified. For the Founders, foreign and domestic policy were supposed to serve thsi same end: the security of the people in their person and property. Therefore, foreign policy was conceived primarily as defensive.
Foreign attack was to be deterred by having strong arms or repulsed by force.