"The average taxpayer in Germany or Japan pays less for the defense of his country than the average taxpayer in America pays for the defense of Germany or Japan."
by:
David Bergland
lawyer, law professor, writer, lecturer, publisher, libertarian
Source:
Libertarianism In One Lesson, P. 41 (Sixth Edition 1993).
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Well, those countries dont have other countries trying to destroy them. Im for a strong military. As a vet, i saw what happends when one is not ready to face an enemy. Its just how we are using the ,ilitary that i disagree with, it is supossed to be for the people, not a tool of the UN and corporations.And never to be used on its own citezens, as we have seen in New orleans, and we see the caps around our country, with forien troops, and we see that soon, our troops may be used against those of us who are called Patriots, by those who are socialists.I dont have the time to write a book here, but i could.
 -- Kimo, hawaiina nations     
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    my spelling was horrible lol
     -- Kimo, H. N.     
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    And the interest alone on the money we owe China could fund a Chinese Military that would make anything previous look like tha little league. We are bleeding dollars so badly that surely we are destined to crash. End the Fed, Restore the Republic.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    Why should Americans pay for Germany and Japans defense? Let Germany and Japan pay for their own protection. The American people are paying far too much and have become too heavily burdened with having our tax dollars protecting foreign countries. Our U.S. gov't is bleeding the taxpayers to prop up other government while it ignores the issue of protecting our own borders.
     -- Mary - MI     
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    Good question, Mary.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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    I'm not sure how to rate this or comment with stars. The statement is accurate and demonstrates the imperialistic demeanor of the statist theocracy infesting this land. 5 stars for accuracy (well stated comments above) or a thumbs down for the freedom loving intentions of non-intervention lost. hmm
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    No, the statement is not accurate. Don't kid ourselves. We are not paying for the defense of Germany. We are paying for our soldiers to be there for our own selfish interests in empire, just as we are in over 800 military bases in over 100 foreign countries.
     -- dick, fort worth     
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    dick, good point
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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