This is a thought that has been rolling around in my head; why isn’t health care part of the national defense budget? Aren’t our military leaders and politicians sworn to protect us from all enemies without and within? I would love to see someone run the numbers on it, but I feel it is not a stretch to say that more Americans have died from a lack of health care and poor nutrition than have perished by terrorist guns and bombs.

Which is the real threat? How many billions have been spent on defense? Wouldn’t a small portion of that cover every person in this country with modern health and nutrition services? I think we need to halt military spending, not spend another dollar on a plane, ship, gun or bomb until every person in the country has appropriate health care and enough to eat.

Maybe I’m too silly or dumb to understand our national priorities, but it makes sense to me.