Funny, I’ve also been reading articles about the Founding Fathers overseas abroad action.
This one claims that we intervened in 60 times between 1783-1860: http://blog.heritage.org/2011/05/06/in-the-service-of-liberty-understanding-american-military-actions-abroad-1783-1860/
This one states that non-interventionist is not what the Founding Fathers meant by their policy: http://blog.heritage.org/2011/05/20/the-founders-on-intervention-american-military-action-abroad-1783-1860/
This one discusses the Barbary Pirate episode: http://blog.heritage.org/2011/06/13/the-founders-on-a-standing-navy-american-military-action-abroad-1783-1860/
About the use of force abroad: http://blog.heritage.org/2011/11/17/the-founders-on-war-peace/
This one has to be the worst though. Right out deceptive charts in the beginning show apparently, how ‘little’ we’re spending on defense spending now compared to the first 70 years of the Republic. Ridiculous.
Thankfully, even some the comments call the article out on its BS.