THE REAL NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT!
You turn on any news channel or read any news article and the talk of the Afghanistan war and our continued presence in that country always boils down to its potential as a national security threat. We are told that our continued presence in this country is vital because not being there poses a national security threat.
It’s alleged threat to our national security is the reason why we seem to have all this magic money to keep funding it. Or at least that’s the impression that I am getting.
We can pull 60 billion dollars out of thin air in order to keep funding a pointless and futile war by all accounts but the moment someone asks for 10 billion to hire new teachers to educate our youth everyone or at least the politicians want to scream that there is no money to do so.
Let me be clear, the education of our youth or lack there of is a national security threat. When we succumb to this idea that fighting and funding pointless wars abroad is more important to our national security than an educated and informed citizenry at home that is a real national security threat.
It really is a shame that 50 students a teacher is soon going to be the reality in many schools all because we can’t find the money to hire or pay new teachers. But we have no problem pulling money out of no where to keep funding pointless wars in a country that isn’t even the most pressing threat in the middle east.