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Nuclear Weapons


Nuclear weapons, is one of today's most talked about issue.
The United States alone has enough missiles to destroy
Earth a few times over. Americans, then should not waste
their money on taxes for building more weapons! There are
other issues America must be concerned with. Why not stop
the building of weapons and use the money for other needed
causes? Today, over forty percent of America's national
budget is used for our already large nuclear arsenal, but
less than one percent is allocated for the homeless and
other vital causes. For example, the money could be used
for helping the homeless, working towards a drug-free
America, and easing the trade deficit.
The money could be put to use to ease housing costs, making
houses affordable for homeless people. More houses could be
built and old ones renovated or replaced. Old boarded-up
buildings could be torn down and new apartments would take
its place. Empty lots can be transformed in to affordable
and clean rooms. Thus, more houses lowers the costs to buy
one which, in turn, allows more people to move in off the
streets. If home cannot be built, existing shelters could
use food and medical aid. Shelters for the homeless are in
bad shape and need the extra money to clean up the area.
Many people talk about a drug-free America, including Georg
Bush. Although he wants drug trafficking to stop, he does
not allocate enough funds to accomplish the task. When
production of useless weapons are stopped, the new income
can be use to further the police force. More police
stations, officers, and detectives are needed now. Many
investigations at this moment are slowed because of the
lack of manpower. Many people do not feel safe in their
homes because the local police force is understaffed. All
of this would change if we stop the cold war. People could
walk on the streets at night, drug lords would be behind
bars, and drugs would be eradicated from the country if
nuclear weapons are stopped. The money would be used to set
up addiction centers where many addicts can stop their use
of drugs. More patrols could be set up along the border,
stopping drugs before the enter this country which, in
turn, would keep them off the streets and away from
America's youth.
Likewise, the trade deficit needs money to reverse its
downward climb. Other countries are buying up American
companies, and literally America itself. We owe countries
billions of dollars which we can never pay off at the rate
we are going. The American dollar is falling below other
countries' currency. Our country needs extra money to pay
debts and to renew trust with other countries. Once trust
is renewed, we can again emerge as a leading super power.
Hence, weapons now are gathering dust in bunkers waiting
for a war that will never come. Money must be put to use
for the homeless, to end the drug problem, and to lessen
trade deficit. We, as a country, should worry about our
problems besides the war. Let's make America that clean,
drug-free place that has kept Americans dreaming for many



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