Monday, February 18, 2013


The right always refers to "The Founding Fathers" and their ideas as if both were something the right owns and is desperately trying to uphold. But "The Founding Fathers" actually didn't believe in a standing military. It was only in the 20th century that that concept became a part of the national identity. And really only in the past few decades that the knee jerk idealization of the military became a test of patriotism. "The Founding Fathers" wanted us to protect our country with a citizens militia and stay out of the business of other countries.

What do you think they'd have to say if they came back today and discovered that the U.S. spends more on our military than all other countries in the world combined spend on theirs, and we still keep "losing" wars (that "The Founding Fathers" would have disapproved of anyway)! And meanwhile one out of four people in this country don't make enough money to pay for necessities. I think they'd say we have our priorities messed up, or the 18th-Century equivalent.

1 comment:

JIm said...

Lally, Welcome to the company of Pat Buchanan, Ron and Rand Paul. That is not necessarily a bad thing.