Opinion: Is Trump’s Military Parade Appropriate?

I love our military and I love President Trump. Having said that, as a conservative, I’m not convinced Trump’s idea of a military parade showcasing our power and might in the form of tanks and missiles is entirely appropriate right now. We are a nation in debt and the cost alone (not yet announced, but expected to be in the millions) for such a display is enough to make me cringe. Add to that, the fact that it seems to be a popular choice of dictators, and it just seems kinda risky.

I appreciate the sentiment behind it. I do. But, the question is what do we have to gain from this parade? The world already knows we can kick all of their a$$es if we wanted to, and at the same time. So I don’t think the intimidation factor is necessary. If the purpose is to truly honor our



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