“True security…should be focused on providing a collective standard of living that ensures all Americans can afford nutritious food, a decent place to live, adequate clothing, a life-enriching education, & health care.
We need to remember who we are, or perhaps who we want to be, as a people…Do we really want to be the world’s largest dealer of arms? Is that really the best way to serve the American people?
We need to tell Americans their very future is being stolen from them by wanton military spending.
Washington insiders always talk of ‘all options’ being on a metaphorical table…including war, for the president to choose from. They lie. Because the one option that’s never on that imaginary table is peace.
If military veterans are dangerous, it’s because they feel betrayed.
America doesn’t lack toughness — it lacks smarts. Selling more weapons to Ukraine or Taiwan isn’t the answer. Nor are constant threats.
It’s easy to be gung-ho about the military. It’s also easy, I think, to dismiss military service with extreme prejudice.