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Currie Dobson No More War @Ventuckyspaz
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Bush dropped:
40,000 bombs in 5 countries
Obama dropped:
100,000 bombs in 7 countries
Trump dropped:
44,000 bombs in his first year, a bomb every 12 minutes
We destroy other countries while our own infrastructure falls apart and people are driven to poverty.
#July4th #NoMoreWar
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.

Dwight D. Eisenhower
A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.

Martin Luther King Jr.
The mythology of the Reagan presidency is that he induced the collapse of the Soviet Union by luring it into unsustainable military spending and wars: should there come a point when we think about applying that lesson to ourselves?

Glenn Greenwald
@ggreenwald
The only way to meet pressing social needs and be fiscally responsible is to cut the runaway Pentagon budget, which now almost equals the military spending of all other countries in the world combined.

Dennis Kusinich
@Dennis_Kucinich
According to the National Priorities Project, military expenditures are 54% of the budget. The next biggest line item is 7%. & there are a whole bunch of 7 percents. So in short, we have a military budget surrounded by a lot of footnotes. This is not serving us well

@DrJillStein
If our nation goes over a financial Niagara, we won't have much strength and, eventually, we won't have peace. We are currently borrowing the entire defense budget from foreign investors. Within a few years, we will be spending more on interest payments than on national security.
What chiefly governs the [U.S.] military budget is the need to spend enormous sums of money in a useless way. The allegedly powerful Pentagon is simply a receptacle for wasteful expenditure, just as a city dump is the receptacle for the refuse of a city.

Walter Karp
Maybe we ought to consider a Golden Rule in foreign policy: Don't do to other nations what we don't want happening to us. We endlessly bomb these countries and then we wonder why they get upset with us?

Ron Paul
@RonPaul
George W. Bush doubled the debt from $5 trillion to $10 trillion. President Obama doubled the debt from $10 trillion to $20 trillion. Now we're on course to exceed $30 trillion in the next seven years or so.

Rand Paul
@RandPaul
I do not believe that we must maintain a bloated military budget which spends almost as much as the rest of the world combined and may lead us to perpetual warfare in the Middle East

Bernie Sanders
@SenSanders
It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one
international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the
losses in lives.

Smedley D. Butler
The United States is a violent military state. It's been involved in military action all over the place.

Noam Chomsky
That there are men in all countries who get their living by war, and by keeping up the quarrels of Nations is as shocking as it is true

Thomas Paine
War involves in its progress such a train of unforeseen and unsupposed circumstances that no human wisdom can calculate the end. It has but one thing certain, and that is to increase taxes

Thomas Paine
All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones

Benjamin Franklin
Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both

Abraham Flexner
This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.

We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security.

Dwight D. Eisenhower
War prosperity is like the prosperity that an earthquake or a plague brings.

Ludwig von Mises
War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.

George Orwell
The genius of America's endless war machine is that, learning from the unpleasantness of the Vietnam war protests, it has rendered the costs of war largely invisible.

Glenn Greenwald
@ggreenwald
The most successful war seldom pays for its losses

Thomas Jefferson
There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare

Sun Tzu
The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists

Earnest Hemingway
Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living

Omar N. Bradley
The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other - instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals

Edward Abbey
I have a scheme for stopping war. It's this - no nation is allowed to enter a war till they have paid for the last one

Will Rogers
It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world

Thomas Jefferson
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime

Earnest Hemingway
It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation.

War is hell

William Tecumseh Sherman
The constitution vests the power of declaring war in Congress; therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they shall have deliberated upon the subject and authorized such a measure

George Washington
It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear

Douglas MacArthur
It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder

Albert Einstein
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets

Voltaire
The Iraq War was the biggest issue for people of my generation in the West. It was also the clearest case, in my living memory, of media manipulation and the creation of a war through ignorance

Julian Assange
@JulianAssange
Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion,and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such purpose - and you allow him to make war at pleasure

Abraham Lincoln
It is the youth who must inherit the tribulation, the sorrow... that are the aftermath of war

Herbert Hoover
War is a way of shattering to pieces... materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable and... too intelligent

George Orwell
War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children

Jimmy Carter
If you want another world war, run up unsustainable debts

Tucker Carlson
War makes thieves and peace hangs them

George Herbert
War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying, losses

Thomas Jefferson
Wars are not paid for in wartime, the bill comes later

Benjamin Franklin
We need to decide that we will not go to war, whatever reason is conjured up by the politicians or the media, because war in our time is always indiscriminate, a war against innocents, a war against children. War is terrorism, magnified a hundred times

Howard Zinn
War ... should only be declared by the authority of the people, whose toils and treasures are to support its burdens, instead of the government which is to reap its fruits

James Madison
A "just war" is hospitable to every self-deception on the part of those waging it, none more than the certainty of virtue, under whose shelter every abomination can be committed with a clear conscience

Alexander Cockburn
Short of changing human nature ... the only way to achieve a practical, livable peace in a world of competing nations is to take the profit out of war

Richard Nixon
We could make no more tragic mistake than merely to concentrate on military strength. For if we did only this, the future would hold nothing for the world but an Age of Terror

Dwight D. Eisenhower
As a U.S. taxpayer and a retired banker, I look for a good return on investment. I want my tax dollars used wisely, thank you very much -- and I've identified some smarter investments than war

Lori Draper
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter, and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves

Abraham Lincoln
We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Preventative war was an invention of Hitler. Frankly, I would not even listen to anyone seriously that came and talked about such a thing

Dwight D. Eisenhower
It is painful enough to discover with what unconcern they speak of war and threaten it. I have seen enough of it to make me look upon it as the sum of all evils

Stonewall Jackson
There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people

Howard Zinn
If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.

The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home

James Madison
The essence of so-called war prosperity; it enriches some by what it takes from others. It is not rising wealth but a shifting of wealth and income

Ludwig Von Mises
The statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon the nation that is being attacked, and every man will be glad of these conscience-soothing falsities

Mark Twain
One day we must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but that it is a means by which we arrive at that goal. We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means

Martin Luther King Jr.
No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.

The executive has no right, in any case, to decide the question, whether there is or is not cause for declaring war

James Madison
Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty

George Washington
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