U.S. must remain strong militarily

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The world is a dangerous place. We know that al-Qaida, Muslim radicals and other violent people wish to destroy the democratic United States. We need to keep a strong military for our protection and the protection of other smaller democracies in the world.

Why? Because the people speak through their voting and they support people-rule.

History has proved that if the United States remains strong militarily it keeps other nations from destroying peoples' choices. In World War II, it took four years to defeat Germany, Italy and Japan. We proved our strength militarily, although we lost many fighting men because, originally, we were not strong.

Former four-star General Jack Keating, on TV recently, gave statistics of the planned tremendous reduction of troops, ships and money spent for defense. He stated that this would be dangerous for the United States -- and the world.

It behooves us to sacrifice for our democratic freedoms.

Margaret Umbaugh, Stow

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