One: Thomas Jefferson, in addition to favoring the Second Amendment, also favored including a constitutional amendment to forbid us from ever having a standing army. Revolutionary War hero, Thomas Paine, seconded the idea. In 1793, founder Dr. Benjamin Rush, (Surgeon General of the Continental Army and first Treasurer of the U.S. Mint) proposed a cabinet level Department of Peace equal to the Department of War.
Two: Since then, 93 bills have been introduced in congress to create a Department of Peace. Even, later-to-be Republican minority leader Everett Dirksen, WWI vet and active member of the American Legion, in 1947 proposed a permanent peace position.
Three: In 2001, Ohio Representative Dennis Kucinich presented a Department of Peace bill that has been reintroduced 8 times since, including establishment of a National Peace Day (the mainstream media dismissed him as a crazy kook!)
Four: Never heard of any of this before? Well, like they say in our Network Think Tanks, “If it bleeds & feeds the greed, it leads. If it don't splatter, it don't matter.”
Five: Or someday – for a change of pace – we could just give peace a chance.
Tender to the Bone
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