Green Hassig Calls for End to All Offensive Wars on Visit to SUNY Canton Campus
Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 12:00 PM-1:30 PM
SUNY Canton College, Roselle Plaza, Canton, NY USA
War is an extremely harmful activity. In these days of weaponry that
can inflict huge quantities of damage, it is only reasonable to take
steps to reduce the number of wars that all nations engage in.
Americans have the most control over the number of wars that our
nation engages in. We can eliminate a major proportion of the wars
that we are involved in by deciding only to take part in defensive
wars. All of the recent wars that we have waged have been offensive
wars. These wars must be ended immediately and no more such wars
should be commenced.
The benefits of only taking military action for the purpose of defense
are very great: cost savings as a result of reduction in size of
military force, reduced damages to the environment, reduced loss of
human life, reduced injury to military personnel and civilians,
reduced destruction of property and reduced hatred of the oppressive
United States government. An all defensive purposes military is all
the military might that we need. Our nation will be setting a
wonderful example for other nations in taking this most good
intentioned and honorable path.