If violence is the cure for what ails humankind, why hasn’t it worked by now?

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President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are briefed by Senior Military Leadership Wednesday, April 4, 2019, in the Cabinet Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Beating Swords into Ploughshares

Mere moments before the doomsday clock is set to strike Midnight, Americans seem to be finally losing their taste for warfare and armed conflict.

“I do not know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with stone spears.” — Albert Einstein, and others.

Good War, Bad War

But, what about when war is necessary? Like to stop a genocide?

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President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, joined by Senior Military Leadership Wednesday, April 4, 2019, are seen in prayer at the start of their dinner in the State Dining Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

”Rwandans Don’t Vote”

Bill Clinton lied. And I don’t mean about Monica Lewinski. He lied about the genocide that took place in Rwanda in 1994 during his administration.

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President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are briefed by Senior Military Leadership Wednesday, April 4, 2019, in the Cabinet Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

War. What is it good for?

Absolutely nothing.

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