posted on Jan, 13 2013 @ 08:24 AM
So I'm thinking about starting a pettion on WH.gov. Here's my premise:
The U.S. military is an archaic entity. Back in the day it was needed to protect us from nations meaning to do us harm. But we have evolved. Just
like a citizens militia gave way to a formal military, and justices of the peace evolved into community watches and finally police departments. The
United Nations was formed to provide for our security so we no longer need our military.
I propose we disband our military and place our security into the hands of the United Nations. This solution will have a great many immediate and
long-term benefits. First, it will eliminate a $900B/yr expense, essentially putting $8,000 into the hands of every American household. We will
curtail the carnage we have wrought on civilians in foreign countries when missions have gone sideways thereby ameliorating the source of rage and
lingering hatred toward us from those peoples. Clearly, given the extent of civilian deaths, injuries and infrastructure damage caused by our military
exploits we need to do something to curtail that. We will also have a huge inventory of military assets that we can sell-off to the U.N. at a discount
helping us pay down our national debt. Win-win.
With all those new military assets the U.N. will need the personnel to operate and maintain them. We will have a large number of unemployed military
that are expertly trained in this area and can be hired by the U.N. We can also establish an international 911 number so if the United States is
being threatened we can call that number and the U.N. will show up to protect us. Let's be reasonable, shall we? Fewer militaries on the planet
will make for a safer world. It just stands to reason. Look at the list of countries without militaries (15 with no and 6 with very limited). They
have been involved in no wars, no one has attacked them, and they haven't bombed any civilians. That proves right there that eliminating our
military will make things safer.
So, I hope all you folks will support my petition. Maintaining a military is bankrupting our country and it is, as I have pointed out, an archaic
relic of a past world. Our new modern world has better and more effective means of providing security in the form of the United Nations. Look how
successful they have been in other incidents around the world. Disarming the U.S. government is the only way to prevent a recurrence of the many
tragic altercations in which we have been enbroiled. Look at the horrors of Vietnam, Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, etc. We've never been attacked here
so clearly we don't need a military. Help me stop the madness.