Thursday, April 12, 2018

Stockpiling weapons is bad, except when it’s not

There is a section of the population who are worried about how much the US spends on its military.  They fear that after spending so much time and national treasure to build super carriers and super stealth bombers and everything else that, well, we’ll have to use them at some point.  And this war may not be in the national interest as much as it’s an excuse to justify spending so much money on these weapons.  These people worry that instead of wars about our national ideals on freedom and liberty they will be about the military-industrial complex showing off their latest products so they can make a profit.

Yet some of these same people probably look at anti-government militias stockpiling guns as … patriotic.  Shouldn’t there be some worry that these groups will perhaps one day get bored and manufacture some excuse – not involving government tyranny – to use their weapons?

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