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VIDEO: The Case for a Strong Military

The newest Prager University video explains how US armed forces made freedom possible in the 20th century.

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Dennis Prager

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June 15, 2013 - 10:00 am
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If you cherish peace, you should cherish the American military. The greatest peacekeepers in the world are not “peace activists” or UN “peacekeeping” forces, but American soldiers. From World War I (Prussian Fascism) to World War II (Nazism) to the Cold War (Communism) to our modern day struggle (Islamism), the brave souls of America’s military have stood up against the forces of evil. We at Prager University are thrilled to welcome renowned British historian Andrew Roberts to our faculty. In his debut course he explains why the world needs a strong American military. Learn and enjoy!

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Dennis Prager, one of America's most respected radio talk show hosts, has been broadcasting in Los Angeles since 1982. Dennis Prager's popular show became nationally syndicated in 1999 and airs live, Monday through Friday, 9am to 12pm (Pacific Time), 12pm to 3pm (Eastern) from his home station, KRLA. He has frequently appeared on C-SPAN as well as on shows such as Larry King Live, The Early Show on CBS, The Today Show, The O'Reilly Factor, Hardball, Hannity & Colmes and the Dennis Miller Show. Dennis has written five books, "Still The Best Hope: Why the World Needs American Values to Triumph" (2012, Harper Collins), the best-selling "Happiness Is A Serious Problem" (1998, Harper Collins) "Think a Second Time" (1996, Harper Collins) described by Bill Bennett as "one of those rare books that can change an intelligent mind;" "Why the Jews? The Reason for Anti-Semitism" (reissued in 2003 by Touchstone), and "The Nine Questions People Ask about Judaism" (1986, Touchstone), still most used introduction to Judaism in the world. The latter two books were co-authored with Joseph Telushkin. Dennis has lectured on all 7 continents, in 45 U.S. states and in 9 of Canada's 10 provinces. He has lectured in Russian in Russia, and in Hebrew in Israel. Hundreds of his lectures are available on tape at his website www.dennisprager.com.

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War in Iraq and the world is a better place? Reagan won the Cold War? We are fighting a war against Islamofacism? We cannot even feed our own people. What a bunch of baloney.
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This may be the silliest post I have ever read here. I just don't know if it was intentional or not!
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If you were referring to my response to the topic, I was actually being very serious, not even intending for it to be silly.
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America has never been for Democracy, Andrew Roberts. Actually, if you really think about it, all the threats you listed were ironically far more for democracy than America ever was. True democracy is where people are permitted to slaughter each other in extremely horrifying ways and commit unspeakable sexual barbarism. The French Revolution and its aims at a Democracy have taught me that, and they had succeeded. We must NEVER act as though democracy was a good thing. It is not.
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Democracy is truly a horrid thing, which is why I proudly state that the U.S. is not designed as a Democracy, no matter how many times it is repeated. The U.S. was designed, within the constructs and limitations of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, where we enjoy the limitations of the Rule of Law, vice suffering under the Whims of the majority. Regrettable, due to the abdication of social responsibilities by the vast majority of her Citizens, U.S. is on the verge of decaying into a democracy, where Politicians aspire to gain and maintain control through providing political favors to a sufficient number of voters to ensure success. We have allowed our government to do much more than they are allowed to, as limited by the Constitution.

To the point of this video, it is suggesting that U.S. continues its current Foreign Affairs police of intrusive interest around the world. A vast portion of the sacred cow that is our "Defense Budget," that no one dares cut because it would weaken America, is spent subsidizing the defense of other countries. The speaker motions for the U.S. military to be maintained, even strengthened, and for its interference to be expanded. This, compared with the wrathful weight of Sequestration, which served only to reduce the amount federal spending was expected to grow, is asking the Military to do more with less. Defend the cost with ships that whose maintenance was underfunded because they were supposed to be decommissioned a decade ago, and whose future repairs have also lost funding. Defend the air with pilots that are operating on minimum allowed flight time because flight hours have been cut to meet the budget. Politicians lobby for tanks the Army doesn't want and to protect two designs for the same class of ship, neither which meets the full requirements, that the Navy could do without
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