In an Ensign article, President and Prophet Ezra Taft Benson quoted and supported a quote from previous President and Prophet Joseph Fielding Smith with this quote:
President Joseph Fielding Smith said that “the greatest and most
powerful fortification in America is the ‘Monroe Doctrine.’ … It was
the inspiration of the Almighty which rested upon John Quincy Adams,
Thomas Jefferson and other statesmen, and which finally found
authoritative expression in the message of James Monroe to Congress in
the year 1823” (The Progress Of Man, Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., pp. 466–67).
If the Monroe Doctrine is inspired, then perhaps we should know a little something about it.... right?
For those that are unfamiliar or are looking for the text of the Monroe Doctrine click here.
The Monroe Doctrine was the brain child of John Quincy Adams, and presented by James Monroe at a State of the Union Presentation. The core idea of the Monroe Doctrine was an isolationist position on foriegn policy in that the United States told the world that we wanted them to stay out of colonizing in the western hemisphere, or into North America more specifically. In return, the US would stay out of Europe's governance. This appeared to be more than militaristically speaking, but in matters of public policy, and one could even argue economically relevant as well.
As inspired as the document was for its time, was it eternally inspired? It is not out of the realm of possibility that God inspires certain ways for certain times. A more secular question would be, is the Monroe Doctrine relevant today, or should it be relevant today?