De-militarize U.S. foreign policy

The U.S. has been almost continually at war for 75 years. Instead of producing peace and security, people are more afraid than ever. Other countries experience political and economic problems that can be solved through diplomacy, economic reforms, etc. The U.S. typically uses military violence to serve dictators and oppressors there and the 1% here. Military violence PROVOKES more violence, including terrorism. Militarism is the PROBLEM, not the solution. We should RENOUNCE violence, pledge to use only nonviolent methods in dealing with with other nations, and be a role model for the world, instead of a global bully. Other nations would stop hating us and would start liking us. We would finally have peace and security. We would SAVE MONEY and be able to fund human needs, environmental protection, alternative energy, etc.


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  • commented 2016-01-18 08:13:09 -0800
    Plus not only is violence perpetrated and perpetuated ad nauseum by the military, and staggering sums of mo ey wasted, and unexploded ordnance and land mines left fouling our precious planet with terrible harms, but also fine brainpower gets diverted to devising and building bigger and/or badder bombs and bullets. Even Ike in his January 1961 farewell address noted that dollars spent on the military were taken from an assortment of pressing human needs.
  • commented 2016-01-18 08:09:19 -0800
    Martin Luther King whose federal holiday is today talked not only about racism and civil rights, but also—and usually left out or given slight attention only in MLK Day news coverage—the equal and interrelated evils of poverty and militarism. I admire greatly what Costa Rica did in 1948-1949 in abolishing its military. That country has extensive environmental lands and excellent educational and health systems, plus a thriving ecotourism economy, a real role model place. I strongly agree with the person who posted this proposal.
  • commented 2016-01-18 08:08:22 -0800
    Martin Luther King whose federal holiday is today talked not only about racism and civil rights, but also—and usually left out or given slight attention only in MLK Day news coverage—the equal and interrelated evils of poverty and militarism. I admire greatly what Costa Rica did in 1948-1949 in abolishing its military. That country has extensive environmental lands and excellent educational and health systems, plus a thriving ecotourism economy, a real role model place. I strongly agree with the person who posted this proposal.
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  • commented 2016-01-18 08:02:27 -0800
    The military industrial complex must go we must focus on peace and diplomacy not war and we need to cut military spending by 50% and disarm all nukes
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