Shut it Down
By Laurence M. Vance
…According to economist Robert Higgs, true U.S. defense spending is over $1 trillion dollars a year. The United States spends more on defense than the rest of the world combined. We subsidize the defense of Europe, Japan, and South Korea. We have over 1,000 foreign military bases and station troops in over 150 countries. Much of what passes for defense spending has no recognizable connection to U.S. security. Since maintaining a strong national defense has nothing to do with maintaining a strong offense in every corner of the globe, the U.S. empire should be shut down.
When the government failed on 9/11 to protect the country, Congress responded by creating a new federal department of Homeland Security. But since we already have a Department of Defense, and the Department of Homeland Security through its TSA goons has become a menace to society, the airlines, like any other business, should provide their own screening and security and the Department of Homeland Security should be shut down.