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A half-century ago, Massachusetts took the lead. We rallied for peace in Vietnam. It’s fifty years later. Most High School students can’t remember a time when America was not at war. Once again, the good people of Massachusetts should lead! Once again, we should rally for peace.

We are fighting all around the world, in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Mali, Cameroon, Libya, Sudan, Nepal, the Philippines, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and many more. We have pointlessly killed thousands and thousands of foreigners, to no avail and for no good reason. We should stop. Our message should be: We are not at war.

A quarter century ago, the Cold War ended. The Soviet Union collapsed, destroyed by military overspending. We risk joining them in collapse. Defense spending, a giant welfare program for defense contractors, should be massively cut. We need an adequate defense, not more military spending than everyone else put together.

Alas, Democrats and Republicans agree on one policy. That’s the Bush-Obama policy of war, more war, and war without end.

Only the Libertarian Party offers you a choice. The choice of peace. We call for non-intervention, bringing the troops home, and massive reductions in the defense budget.

George Phillies

State Chair

Libertarian Association of Massachusetts

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