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Who do we trust for our safety?

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The Scripture tells us that our safety does not come from military power. The Old Testament is full of the prophets telling the people not to trust the weapons of war to protect them. There’s a clear message that hoping to find security through the military is a dangerous and  false hope.

The Bible tells the people of faith that “our hope is in the name of our Lord, who made both heaven and earth.”  It’s a message we desperately need to hear and to heed today.

We have the largest military budget the world has ever seen. No other country, no other 12 countries, spend as much on national defense as the United States. This is not just wrong. In a world where we have 20,000 of our human family dying daily from hunger and malnutrition, spending this amount on military defense is both abhorrent and morally repugnant.

We can end hunger in the next 15 years according to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. But we will never do it wasting hundreds of billions of dollars on wasteful, unnecessary, and sinful military spending. It’s time to trust in the Lord.

misplaced priorities

Whose priorities?:

Many people still fail to realize that  food security is intractably interwoven into our global security. A hungry world is an insecure world. Global security would be greatly enhanced by ensuring that hunger is eradicated in our lifetime.

The cost of ending hunger is actually almost insignificant. This is true when measured against just the military spending of the United States, not even factoring in the defense budgets of the other developed countries of the world.

Ending hunger should be a major strategy in achieving a safer and more secure world. It’s not as sexy as billion dollar bombers, but it is far more moral and a a hell of a lot more cost effective.

looking for the deficit

I may be a little fuzzy on my math, but I think I might have a difference of opinion about where the budget deficit  comes from. With the US already having a military budget larger than the next 5 countries in the world combined we might be overspending in that department by a couple billion dollars or so…but that’s just my opinion.

the truth hurts

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


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.