Reason for blog

" I Blog4Peace"

on NOV 4th I am involved with "BlogBlast for Peace"

"It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it." - Eleanor Roosevelt



Monday, September 5, 2011

#60 /100 Reasons I Blog4Peace/war money

 A dear friend told me that she had been by my blog and thought it was nice ! "But did not think that Peace and Politics could be in the same place ?" My 1st thought is that is why I blog...
Because if we do not stand up to the Politicians and demand Peace we will keep having these damned wars!
I have been looking around to find the stats of the cost of the wars going on with American $$ . WHAT INSANE numbers ?
If we had Peace maybe America would not be depriving their own people decent care and jobs . 

US Military Spending

I found this at the link above... 
At a time when a deep economic recession is causing much turbulence in the civilian world … defense giants such as Boeing and EADS, or Finmeccanica and Northrop Grumman, are enjoying a reliable and growing revenue stream from countries eager to increase their military might.
Both geopolitical hostilities and domestic violence tend to flare up during downturns.

Shareholders and employees in the aerospace and defense industry are clearly the ones who benefit most from growing defense spending.
Defense companies, whose main task is to aid governments’ efforts to defend or acquire territory, routinely highlight their capacity to contribute to economic growth and to provide employment.
Indeed, some $2.4 trillion (£1.5tr), or 4.4%, of the global economy “is dependent on violence”, according to the Global Peace Index, referring to “industries that create or manage violence” — or the defense industry.

Military might delivers geopolitical supremacy, but peace delivers economic prosperity and stability.
And that, the report insists, is what is good for business.
The Most Dreaded Enemy of Liberty
by James Madison,James Madison was the fourth president of the United States. This is from Letters and Other Writings of James Madison.
Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended; its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied; and all the means of seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the force, of the people. . . . [There is also an] inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a state of war, and . . . degeneracy of manners and of morals. . . . No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare. . .
 for more go to http://www.fff.org/freedom/0893e.asp

 May Peace and Blessings be upon you !

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