Anti-missile technology is costly, and has proven ineffective in the past. Must we spend a billion dollars, at a time when the sick are being cut back from medical treatment, and poor unemployed families are left to their own resources, in spite of the economic fact that money granted is money spent, and therefore benefits the economy? Infrastructure repairs are on hold, and school repairs are not forthcoming. Yet we don’t hesitate to build more defensive missiles and equipment. The American people are growing tired of daily news on government delay, and money mismanagement. Protests have dried up, and the media is in danger of becoming more defensive of politicians than investigative. " History being rewritten" seems to be taking a positive course, but can we be sure? The potential for deception is ever-present and ongoing.
Pundits call relations with Iran, since meetings with our new secretary of state, “giddily optimistic”; If Iran had been half so hostile as North Korea seems to be, we would have bombed that rogue state years ago. It is necessary for congress to struggle out of the morass and develop a true patriotism, as was the case in the early days of our history. Merely spending money is easy and maybe wasteful.
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