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U.S. must stop stationing troops abroad

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Bring our troops home now. The United States is in a state of perpetual war. American troops are stationed in almost every country around the globe.

No country now would even think of attacking the United States with a conventional army and risk retaliation. Is there a need to station troops in Japan, South Korea or Germany? Obviously not with the end of the Cold War, detente with China and detente with Russia and with costs continually rising in trillions of dollars.

We will bankrupt ourselves with the debt burden on our children, grandchildren and even into further generations. Inflation will eat up our earnings and savings and force the middle class to the level just above poverty.

We risk the end of our republic and the beginning of empire-building. Those who fail to learn the lesson of history are condemned to repeat it.

As Thomas Jefferson once said, “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”

Michael Hellman

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the Last Voice from flushing says:
Thomas Jefferson, georgie Wash...I believe you Michael Hellman are in a state of suspended animation...This is 2012, far from horse and buggy...You as an immigrant or child of immigrants should rethink your verses. Thomas and georgie could not survice in this civilization today, only in their time. You coud not eat that avocado from Costa RICA if it were not for our country, or that Caviar from Russia. Yes we banrupt ourselves, but look at what we haaaaave. Dont worry bout next generation, it will be different than yours...they will survive...and yes, unless you ar a General, we need to station our troops all over the world, "that how you got that Avocado from peru".
after you are gone, the Chess game continues and if you are of Christian beliefs you'll be able to see the outcomes when you are risen. I am not retaliating your comment, just adding to it. Peace....Thankfully we are not children of the corn.....
Jan. 23, 2012, 4:49 pm

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