Yesterday, I was stunned by the statistics in this post by Brendan Birth … I think you will be too! The United States has the largest military budget in the world, in fact it is larger than the next seven nations combined!
And yet … we have homeless veterans, and military families who must rely on government assistance simply to put food on the table. There is something wrong with this picture, folks!
Thank you, Brendan, for this eye-opening post!
“Support our troops.” People in the United States frequently hear and see this phrase in a variety of settings: on cars, from politicians, and from friends posting on social media, to name a few. We hear it especially on days like Memorial Day and Veterans Day.
And I agree. We should support our troops. While my personal opinion is that we should avoid war except in the most extreme of circumstances (example: if our own nation is attacked, like with Pearl Harbor), people who risk their own lives on behalf of the entire country should be supported. Since people in the military serve our country, our country should in return serve our military veterans. It’s the least we can do in the United States.
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