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Killing Me Softly with Militarism: The Decay of Democracy in America

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'When Americans think of militarism, they imagine jackbooted soldiers goose-stepping through the streets, or they may think of enormous parades featuring troops, missiles & tanks, like our president; or dictators wearing military uniforms encrusted with medals. What they may also think is: that’s not us. That’s not America. After all, Lady Liberty used to welcome newcomers with a torch, not an AR-15. We don’t wall ourselves in while bombing others in distant parts of the world, right?  BUT, roughly two-thirds of the federal gov'ts discretionary budget for 2020 is devoted to the Pentagon & related military, the  “defense” budget comes ever closer to a trillion dollars. Such colossal sums are rarely debated in Congress -- enjoy wide bipartisan support. The U.S. military remains the most trusted institution in our society, so say 74% of Americans surveyed in a Gallup poll.' 

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