“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.
My fellow Americans, we have now reached the point in our collective history where we face three certainties: death, taxes, and ever-soaring spending on weaponry and war.
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.
Putin’s actions…are being seized upon by the military-industrial-congressional complex as proof positive that Pentagon budgets, already in the stratosphere, must soar higher yet.
In the wake of the crashing and burning of that 20-year war effort, the Pentagon budget leaped even higher with the support of almost every congressional representative of both parties as Washington’s armed attention turned to China and Russia.
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.