To them, the... ... middle of paper ... ...c did most likely have an effect of the decisions made by the Government, as it was such a power force that it must have had some influence. I do think, however, that it was not all bad for America. They did not loose the Tet Offensive, but neither did they win it. This lack of obvious progress was the key feature in the decisions of the Government, as I feel that no-one would want to fight a war they were getting nowhere in. I do agree, it must have cost them a great deal to get nowhere in the war, but it cannot have been purely due to monetary costs as America still supplied the south with weapons that must have cost vast quantities.
Although the Democrats say they wanna help the lower class men, they really aren’t, hiring taxes and causing inflations does not help. The Democratic Party are all for raising certain taxes to provide money for a lot of government spending, which according to them will generate business. Creating new and higher taxes will not create jobs. Needless to say, we can already see what a great job Obama is doing at fixing the government right? No.
The military is not spending huge amounts of money on "new" and shiny guns; in fact, we own much older equipment. Everyone thinks that loads of weapons are being stored wasting space somewhere, however, this is not true. If we all just thought about how if cuts were to happen, 1,015,000 of our soldiers would have less protection on the battlefield, it would be harder to say cut the military
Reinstitution of conscription would not help this country right now, it will just make matters worse. It is not necessary to permit a draft in the United States because our advanced voluntary military should be able to control the defense of our country. If years from now we are still fighting in operation Iraqi freedom and record numbers of troops are dropping, then congress should start to propose a draft, not now. They probably are pre-warning us right now yet won’t actually pass this mandate until next year or months from today. Who knows, the government can construct a draft tomorrow if they feel that it’s necessary.
They declared we needed a draft to help supply troops to fuel the war against communism, but in the end the result was the same. The Draft was an unneeded part of the Vietnam War. If the draft would have never been introduced less protestors to the war would have risen and more volunteers would have came forward and sent to Vietnam. When American troops were beginning to be withdrawn from Vietnam, it was not because of a lack of troops, but from a lack of support (Walpole, Andy.). The lack of support and the idea of and unwinnable war was the cause of a slow end to the terrible war efforts.
Their failing economic system will not collapse as long as we keep feeding them money. The point of foreign aid is to help the country "get back on its feet", and they never will if they never fix their broken economic system. The country can sit and ignore the underlying problems because they no longer have to worry about the screwed up system they have, as long as the United States keeps pumping the money ... ... middle of paper ... ...we increase our aid and its cost to us. The solution is to stop sending the food. Because it causes overpopulation, hurts foreign economies, and spends money that could be used closer to home, United States aid is not a good thing.
This however, was by no means the only failing of the U.S government during the Vietnam conflict. The government was not honest to its people. They referred to the thousands of armed forces personnel and vehicles that had been deployed in Vietnam as 'advisors'. President Lyndon .B. Johnson appeared to turn the war into more of a personal vendetta for himself as he was even quoted as saying that he 'don't wanna be the first president in America to loose a war' proving that he was thus more interested in his own political survival in his capitalist society than the lives of thousands of his fellow American service men and women.
He told others through morse code but they denied him death. The life that Joe Bonham led after his injuries was in no way glamorous but instead the worst possible way to live When I originally started reading this book I thought that war was a necessary part of our society to keep other countries in order, but now I realize that war serves no purpose whatsoever. It is just a waste of resources and life that could be better used. I still believe that we should have an army to protect us but I now feel that we should use more restraint when sending in military force. In most cases it is not necessary to shed blood in other countries.
The overall theme of Government's End, Why Washington Stopped Working by Jonathan Rauch is one of calling for a reform for the way in which the modern government is operated. I believe that the overall feel of the book is not so much that Jonathan Rauch has a problem with what the government can not get done, but rather what the government can not get undone. The feeling to the book is that the government is a slow giant that will not change its ways. His analyses of the government of being slow and not a whole bunch gets done is very correct. The Founders of this great country did not want a government where laws and regulations could be easily passed and put into place.
To reinsure safety to its citizens is the primary goal for the government right now - safety from foreign attacks, but also economic safety. In order to do so, I am offering an idea so profound, so absurd, that many of you will not be able handle it. What the government should do right now is cut taxes. Tremendously. But wait a minute.