[[Too bad the younger generation doesn't remember the "Evil Empire" of the Soviets.]]
Do you recall if you are over 40 how the eeeevil of communism was put up as a severe danger to the USA and we fought the Korean and Vietnam wars to stop the spread of this eeeevilll system of government.
If so do have you ever been lectured about how "weak" this system of government is and that it eventually fails in every attempt to thrive.
Well if so have you ever wondered why we spend lots of money to 'weaken' a political force that we also believe is self destructive anyway.
Oh the military industrial complex must be allowed to breath i guess, and the rest of us should just focus on our workplace raises and what is new for sale at the department store.
I forgot to tag on another conservative religious viewpoint
Military power comes with economic power.
In other words they tell us that if our economy goes down so does our military. Sounds reasonable to me, so why then do we spend large bucks fighting an economic system that necessarily produces a weak military and eventually fails on its own - soviets ??