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Old 09-25-2019, 04:43 PM   #7043 (permalink)
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I tend to agree with everything above except:

"*We've spent over a $trillion on the Department of Homeland Security since it was created to protect us,in part, from Middle Eastern people who hate us and want to kill us,and would probably stop if we quit going to their part of the world to get the oil which helps us create 25% of he world's pollution.That could have gone for another terra-watt."

Certain arab groups and people have bad cultural values. They aren't fighting to keep us out; they are fighting to eradicate non-Muslims. Heck, they fight amongst themselves for the opportunity to kill Israelis. There is no peace when the cultural is martyrdom mixed with political instability.

I'm still for the elimination of homeland security (that's what the military is for). The military can probably shrink too. Don't remember the last time we were in jeopardy of being attacked and losing that encounter.

Our allies should be based on shared values, not shared business interests. Treat women as second class citizens, and we're not prepared to treat you as adults. Western value is predicated upon recognizing the sovereignty of the individual. That's common ground in which to establish allied partnerships.
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