Donald Trump is not a good person. I know that. You know that. Hell, the entire civilized world knows that.
As a fitting conclusion to his first year in office he and his toadies shut down our government. Reprehensible is the first word that comes to mind. He is much like a terribly spoiled three-year old who still believes he’s the center of the universe.
But, this isn’t about the greedy, cheating, racist, lying, sexual predator we have as our country’s leader. This is about good people. Good people know when to stop defending those who do not deserve defending.
Donald Trump doesn’t deserve defending. If you are a good person, stop defending him.
All one has to do to see what is important to a person is to look at their checkbook. We spend our money on what’s important to us, don’t we?
Our federal budget reflects the values of our nation. What is very clear is that the values reflected by our spending do no match up with the values of Christ. The way our government spends our money (and remember, the government does what we direct them to do), reflects the values of selfishness, greed and fear. And none of these are Christian values.
We can act as if we are disciples of Jesus Christ, but our checkbook says we talk better than we follow.
Our military budget is larger than the next five countries combined. Am I the only one who considers that excessive?
What does that say about our priorities? Surely, the military budget could be cut 10-20% without the world as we know it coming to an end. Those savings could then be invested in education and upkeep for our aging infrastructure.
The bottom line is the bottom line. There is no moral justification for this obscene amount of money being wasted by the United States on military spending.
Our country puts more money into military spending and defense than the next five countries combined. The $30 billion annually needed to end hunger could be taken out of this bloated military spending budget, and would achieve more global security than another bomber or two.
Not only would reducing our military spending and ending hunger make the world a far safer place. It might even make us all a little more human. And in the end, that’s a far better bottom line.