The three pillars of American foreign policy,
as proposed by Victor Davis Hanson: Three Pillars of Wisdom
Finding our footing where lunacy looms large (emphasis mine)
The lesson from all this is that in order to free the United States from such blackmail and dependency, we must at least try to achieve energy independence and drive down oil prices — and see that no Middle East autocracy gains nuclear weapons. Those principles, along with support for democratic reform, should be the three pillars of American foreign policy.
hat tip: Dr. Sanity.