The defense of our nation is the primary responsibility of the Federal Government.

Former president Reagan so succinctly stated and proved, “Peace through strength”. He brought the Cold War with the former Soviet Union to an end peacefully. He brought down the Berlin Wall, liberated millions of people in the eastern block of communist former USSR, and there was no need to start a new war. Likewise, President Trump has accomplished in 1 year what his predecessor, Obama, failed to do in 8 years, i.e. destroy ISIS.

I applaud President Trump for building up our defense Department. North Korea, Iran and other hostile nations are a threat to world peace. China is building up their military might, and communist dictators in Central and South America are flexing their muscles too. A strong U.S. defense is our insurance policy to World Peace. We MUST place greater emphasis on developing an anti-missile defense system to protect us and our allies from the ongoing proliferation of nuclear arms from hostile countries like Iran, Pakistan, and North Korea. We MUST increase the size of our voluntary military and maintain a formidable fighting force to ensure peace.

The War on Terror is real!  The numerous attacks by Islamic fascists on U.S. soil and against our allies are not just “Work place violence” or “Man-made disasters”. Let’s not kid ourselves, these are acts of War against Americans.

WE THE PEOPLE MUST not allow our spineless legislators to make our armed forces sacrificial lambs as their price for political correctness when waging war against beheading savages.

We MUST take excellent care of our armed forces on active duty. We must take excellenet care of our Veterans and their families financially, medically and emotionally. They earned it. They deserve it more than illegal aliens.  “Fairness” is to reward our Veterans who served this country honorably – with full benefits and 100% of their pay – just like politicians who only need to serve one term in safe and luxurious confines to receive full pay retirement. That too has to end.