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.”
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