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There is an excellent article in The Amash Rebellion I wish I had the authority to reprint the entire article here,

Americans are sick and tired of war, they are incredulous when they see their own country going down the tubes while our preening politicians plot “regime change” in faraway lands, and they positively hate “foreign aid. So why – if the US is a “democracy,”   . . .

44 Representatives signed a letter proposing Defense cuts (See above link). It’s bipartisan if you are in their district thank them. If not let’s demand our Reps sign a new letter joining them.

Click on the above link for names than if your rep. is not on it demand they join the letter asking for defense cuts.

Also there is an effort afoot to fire House Speaker John Boehner. rge your Rep. to pick a new speaker who were among the signers of the letter demanding Defense cuts.

We mustn’t let the retirement rise, unfairly attacking those who are now age 64 with little immediate affect on revenue. However readjustment the cost of living increase formula and at the same time making a 30 to 60% cut in the military budget would be better than keeping today’s constantly increasing military budget and today’s cost of living increase formula at the same time, because it is better to have a small piece of hardy cheese cake, than a constantly rising amount of whipped cream, that will all blow away when the currency collapse.

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I'm retired in Philadelphia. Non religious but there seems to be a life force that I see as more personal than is usually expressed.

I was raised a Quaker (common with Christian Jewish intermarriage back them) But my father was a total pacifist and during World War II, at the time that being so was difficult.

Upbringing included father trying not to get physical, yet still defend us kids from my harsh stepmother until she got her citizenship papers, after which they could get divorced. Been involved in peace issues since the anti-fallout shelter protests through Vietnam and Iraq.

I wrote "Greedy Little Squirrels and Lifeboat ethics,” 1977, when the Moonies were coming to America and got heavily harassed by them. I also think bin Laden is extremely dangerous like the leader of a barroom brawl, who has been manipulating this country into using the US to get Muslims angry enough to join his suicidal permanent war group. Before 9/11 young Muslims rebelled by wearing by covering their hair a little less than expected and at least winking at each other, now he changed rebellion into being militancy. The Northern Alliance would have been legitimately in charge long ago had he not baited the US into entering Afghanistan.

Obama is making a mistake in my mind with how to stop bin Laden’s dream of permanent war in a divided world but less of a mistake than most anyone else would. If due to currency collapses from out ever more expensive weapons the US stops fighting al Qaeda, then other counties will. If it ends up being Iran, the Sunni Shiite divide will be enormous. Al Qaeda is already convinced that the atheist China is a serious enemy, and the Russians have fought for brutally and inadvertently convinced far more Muslims than the US did that they considered Islam itself to be the enemy.

I never stopped supporting Jimmy Carter when everyone turned on him and I support Obama as well, but think he will have to use a lot more persuasion and less force if they aren’t going to succeed at bankrupting us. However Obama has tried less force and al Qaeda has started to respond in kind trying to limit the victim’s in the way of their primary attacks.
Back up reference to above link,

Richard Kane (Philadelphia)
(More information if you google RichardKanePA