Honestly, I've seen so many people argue that the government shouldn't be involved in things like health care, social security and higher education because that would make the government too "powerful" and lead to oppression. But many of the people who feel that way would also argue against any cuts in military spending.
The US has 5% of the world's population, 16% of its wealth but 40% of the planets military spending. Some will say that the US needs to defend itself but it's military budget is way too disproportionately high to be justified by the need for self-defense. These people will talk about the dangers of an oppressive government but virtually unconditionally support the military and police. NEWS FLASH: Medicine and social security are lousy methods of oppression but military and police are quite potent in the wrong hands.
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