Progressives always try to point out the stupidity of spending money on arms and ammunition instead of butter.
The argument goes back as early as recorded history and frankly, I don’t think there will ever be a clear and definitive answer for every age. People on the other side of the argument have stated that without a clear defense posture, you will quickly lose your butter anyway.
The one thing that seems to actually settle the debate (even if its just for a short time) is when someone attacks you. You will quickly find that the same recorded history that discusses the debate about guns and butter is filled to overflowing with man’s inhumanity to his fellow man. Empires and nations have risen and fallen and you can bet your sweet patooti that they weren’t defeated with rigid sticks of butter or rapid fire butter cannons.
Weak countries fall victim…
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