Here is my thought for the day, America has become similar to Rome, we are spreading ourselves far to thin. We have been in an endless war since WW2, we have had the war on drugs, the war on terror, not to mention all the other international wars. Then after a war, we set up military bases in all these locations, we have bases in 160+ countries. This is where my Rome comparison comes in we have spread ourselves so thin and spend exponential amount of funds overseas when one in four American children don’t even know where their next meal is coming from.
Another point is why do we need bases in so many locations? We have zero foreign bases in the states, imagine if South Korea, or Saudi Arabia bought a few thousand acres of American soil to set up forces here at home. You think that would fly? You think the locals say in Texas, wouldn’t mind if the Saudi’s set up a military force outside of Houston? So imagine what all the locals think in those 160 locations that we have military bases. I have been living in Alice Springs, Australia for the past 6 months and there is a large US military base here, the locals can’t stand it, and this is in Australia, a sworn Ally!
Why do we have to be the world police? Why are we not focusing on our own problems which grow daily? I understand that we have foreign interests that have to be protected, but that is our own damn fault and what caused this issue in the first place. Rome spread too far and too thin, eventually it couldn’t control all of its interests and it crumbled, rather fast, the US is heading that way my friends. I am going for my Australian Citizenship and I am so happy to live in a Country that has money to feed its people. The Minimum wage here is $13 to $17 per hour depending on where you live, every single citizen has health care, teachers start at 60k per year, every item I buy at the grocery store is made or grown in Australia! I am done with America for now, you better open your eyes, or you feel the heat, just like Rome as it burned.
“The role of Government is to protect our liberties” Ron Paul
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