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War Is Like Rust

Birdman III Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 11:43 AM
LynRobison Wrote (10:51 AM): "how long can the U.S. afford to defend and grow its world-wide empire?" What world-wide empire? Have you suckled so long at the Liberal teat that you can not think for yourself?
LynRobison Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 1:01 PM
You think I am a liberal?!? You could not be more wrong.

I don't want to see the scope of the federal government expanded for any reason -- whether it be for welfare or for warfare.

War seems to come out of nowhere, like rust that suddenly pops up on iron after a storm.

Throughout history, we have seen that war can sometimes be avoided or postponed, or its effects mitigated -- usually through a balance of power, alliances and deterrence rather than supranational collective agencies. But it never seems to go away entirely.

Just as otherwise lawful suburbanites might slug it out over silly driveway boundaries, or trivial road rage can escalate into shooting violence, so nations and factions can whip themselves up to go to war -- consider 1861, 1914 or 1939. Often, the pretexts...

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