Originally Posted by BroncoBeavis
Again, as I've quoted repeatedly... the founders feared a strong American federal military more than anything. State militias and an armed populace were meant to be a check on it, not a cog in it.
And yet we spend absurd amounts on the military.
Cutting their budget would be a better solution than arming every idiot/wacko/gangster/militia/terrorist etc. We would all be safer.
If the Founders could see how we've created such a monolithic military industrial complex, they'd wondered wtf we were doing. Corruption and influence peddling on behalf of the military wasn't what they had in mind.
Eisenhower warned the nation when he finally left office, but instead of paying attention, we kept feeding it.
Now the argument is more guns to counterbalance the domestic military threat??