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  • I would increase defense spending.

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  • I would decrease defense spending.

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  • I would leave defense spending the same.

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    Re: What would you do with our defense spending?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    No country would attempt to or succeed at invading a fully armed populace. When nearly every man and woman in the country has a gun, you're f*****. No one would even try it.
    Its a great theory...

    And what of our allies? I get the notion of Libertarian isolationism...but...you realize how quick the world turns with a US isolationist policy...right?

    but the sky IS pretty there.

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    Re: What would you do with our defense spending?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    No country would attempt to or succeed at invading a fully armed populace. When nearly every man and woman in the country has a gun, you're f*****. No one would even try it.
    An armed populace is no guarantee against an invasion from a foreign enemy that has fighter jets, bombers, drones, tanks, armored vehicles, etc.

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    Re: What would you do with our defense spending?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    An armed populace is no guarantee against an invasion from a foreign enemy that has fighter jets, bombers, drones, tanks, armored vehicles, etc.
    Who said we wouldn't have those as well? I certainly didn't. I said that there should be no standing army, as in soliders sitting around getting paid to wait for someone to invade us. That doesn't mean our military can't have equipment in store. I said reduce it around 80% not 100%.

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    Re: What would you do with our defense spending?

    Anything but decrease it.
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    Re: What would you do with our defense spending?

    Wow...88% for defense spending cuts so far in this poll...that is encouraging.

    I guess the neocon's have not seen this thread yet.


    Me...I would cut spending by half, mothball half the fleet, bring all the troops home immediately, close virtually all foreign bases and end all military assistance to other countries.

    In short...a Neocon nightmare.

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    Re: What would you do with our defense spending?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Wow...88% for defense spending cuts so far in this poll...that is encouraging.

    I guess the neocon's have not seen this thread yet.


    Me...I would cut spending by half, mothball half the fleet, bring all the troops home immediately, close virtually all foreign bases and end all military assistance to other countries.

    In short...a Neocon nightmare.
    And when Putin runs over an original NATO member, what would be your response?
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: What would you do with our defense spending?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    And when Putin runs over an original NATO member, what would be your response?
    Where you been, boy?
    Have I just not been on the right threads?

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    Re: What would you do with our defense spending?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    And when Putin runs over an original NATO member, what would be your response?
    Depends on the situation, the country, the time, the reasons and at least a half-a-dozen other variables.

    But generally, if Russia invaded another NATO country, then obviously NATO (which America is part of) would defend that country and I think the EU alone is stronger militarily then Russia...conventionally.

    But I see the chances of Russia doing that are near zero...and I don't really care if you disagree, no offense.

    Good day.
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    Re: What would you do with our defense spending?

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbabgone View Post
    Where you been, boy?
    Have I just not been on the right threads?
    Good evening bubba. I've been on an extended break and only checking in rarely. I hope all is well with you...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: What would you do with our defense spending?

    I support cuts across the board. Less money in the hands of the government means less waste and more power in the people's hands.

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