"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
They could hardly be across the board cuts if they excluded a good half of the budget...
"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free."
"When we live authentically we create an opportunity for others to walk out of their dark prisons of pretend into freedom."
Mt. Rushmore: Three surveyors and some other guy.
Life goes on within you and without you. -Harrison
Hear the echoes of the centuries, Power isn't all that money buys. -Peart
After you learn quantum mechanics you're never really the same again. -Weinberg
Why did Republicans vote unanimously last year to continue spending this year almost as much as the rest of the world combined on the military?
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Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb
Absolutely not, I was talking with a friend who is a historian with what I consider an inordinate interest in military matters and even he admits we have to slash a major portion of the military budget to survive. We just don't need a military that large!