And so, forgive me if I wonder if, in time-honored tradition, we are not setting up another bogeyman. With a son and daughter of prime draft age, I have skin in this game in a manner of speaking, and I do not want to see them die in some war brewed up to protect our political class.
As I age and see more and more of our government in action, I understand better and better just how naive and foolish I was in my younger years--even when those younger years were only a decade or so ago. I understand better and better why the Founding Fathers went to great lengths to attempt to ensure that the central government was weak and the state governments strong, and why they attempted to restrict the franchise. We have strayed from their wisdom, and we are daily paying the price. Our children and grandchildren and great and great-great grandchildren will be paying it as well.
We need to stop making that price increase. Before we attack another enemy, let's be sure they are really a threat to us--our country, to all of us--and not just to the interests of of some sub-group of us.