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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Dec 15, 2020, 02:15 PM

1. But I digress...

Many groups use paranoia to influence their followers. I don't care for the practice of the US maintaining so many military bases in foreign countries. I suppose it's easier to foster the idea of an emergency when it's thousands of miles away. The idea that military strength and support are required in so many places tells me that federally we are much better at making enemies than friends.

One of the high marks for Obama was his rise to prominence helping communities work together for progress. That kind of leadership is to be highly valued. Punitive reactions affecting more of the law abiding than they do criminals should receive less support, here at home and worldwide.

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