Thursday, October 15, 2009

Appropriate Spending

See: The Growing Air Power Fighter Gap: Implications for U.S. National Security
* PDF version

My stepson serves aboard one of our nations great aircraft carriers. Thanks to him; I know a tiny bit about what our current air and sea power are capable of doing. I also know how important it is for the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives to authorize the funding needed to "provide for the common defense". This is after all the single most important responsibility that our government has.

Unfortunately the party currently in power has not only failed us in this respect, it has actively worked in opposition to that responsibility. They have cut needed funding for needed equipment, and canceled new weapons and systems that would not only better enable our best and brightest (the young men and women who bravely and selflessly serve in our armed forces) to carry out the necessary task that we ask them to do (to protect and defend this country and the values and liberties that we hold dear), but to do so with a greater chance of coming home safe and sound.

"We the people" need to hold them to account for this. We need to insist that they do an about-face. We need to demand that our taxes no longer be wasted on social programs that not only do not, can not and will not help, but will in fact do more harm than good. We need to order them (they are after all supposed to be our servants, not our masters) to redirect those tax dollars toward strengthening our military capability, and defeating the enemies of this, the greatest nation that GOD has ever raised up in the history of the world.

Right, Call, Email, Give them their new marching orders!

* The White House .org
* The Senate
* The House of Represtatives

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