National Security

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The Issue and Its Facts

The first obligation of any government is to secure our lives, our liberties and our property from evil doers – nothing else even comes close to these in importance.

What is evil? Was Hitler evil? Is Communism evil? Is Socialism evil? Was 9-11 evil? Is ISIS evil? Do we have a right to defend ourselves – corporately and individually? What is a just war?

These questions have been answered quite thoughtfully by our forbearers.

Do we have an obligation to seek justice, for all, everywhere around the world? What are our limits? Were we right to side with France in the two world wars?

You may claim to be a pacifist. Would you stand by and watch your children’s own beheading? Could you watch other’s children being beheaded?

Some of us “moderns” choose to reject the idea of evil in this world. There are no Islamic Extremist, as it may reflect poorly on all Muslims.

Almost all of us hate war; we defer to war as a last resort. Yet we have our differences.

Thinking Conventionally

Conventional thought tends to be more dovish, favoring a smaller defense budget; preferring to spend the money on domestic programs.

Thinking Better

History shows us that nations are better off to be more hawkish, favoring a larger defense budget; and believing that peace is achieved through strength.

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Which America do you want for your children?

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