A short look at how the Union has provided defense throughout its history. Is morality necessary for defense? Are health, education, and welfare necessary for defense? What did Benjamin Franklin believe was more important than military might for the nation’s defense?
A country free of prejudice, where individual rights are honored, and where its citizens practice love for neighbors, is on its way to true greatness. True greatness, however, doesn’t thump its chest, strut its stuff, nor praise itself. King Solomon once said, “Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.” How is our reputation on the international scene? Are we practicing the good neighbor policy internationally? Is a bad reputation a threat to defense?