You have to wonder what’s behind President Donald Trump”s proposed budget that maximizes military expenditure for hard-powered war preparation with more tanks, bombers, missiles and even more nuclear weapons. Trump wants $54 billion more for these expenditures.
It should be remembered, however that the most sophisticated and expensive military on earth, our own, could not prevent hijackers from using simple inexpensive box cutters to overpower commercial airline flights that flew into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon and Flight 93 that plowed into the ground in Pennsylvania on 9/11.
Having more military hardware and war machines may not make us any safer, but it will make us poorer and more in debt to other nations, some of whom do not like us very much and could call our debt at anytime.
And who suffers? The citizens do because Trump plans to cut out Meals of Wheels for seniors and school lunch programs for students.
I wish Trump and those who agree with him that we need to increase military spending in order to “keep us safe” would heed the counsel of the Psalmist: “A king is not saved by his great arm; a warrior is not delivered by his great strength. The war horse is a vain hope for victory, and by its might it cannot save, (Psalm 33:16-17).”