Dear Future President,
What if there was no wars? What if there was no violence? These are some of the questions I ask you today. We must stop having as many wars as we do now. And if we cannot stop all wars, at least cut them down. We may also need to have better deals with other countries, to cut down on nuclear weapons.
We may need to have stricter nuclear programs to minimise the threat of war. In fact, we should only use our nuclear program for self defense only. Wars are terrible, and if we keep going at this rate, we may not even be a trustable country, due to fears of war tensions.
The only occasion I see need for non-nuclear missiles may be ISIS and other terrorist groups, but even then, violence is not the answer. As the great Mahatma Gandhi once said, “An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind,” in which I truly believe everyone should take to heart. It deeply saddens me that a country such as ours could have ever been so violent.
Really, war is pointless. It’s been around for so long, and then it was awful, so why carry on this barbaric tradition and stop. We stopped slavery, so why not war?
Not to mention, it is also extremely costly. “A recent New York Times editorial pointed out that it would cost $10,000,000,000 just to update one small portion of the U.S. arsenal, gravity bombs. The U.S. government has no data on the overall cost of maintaining its nuclear arsenal, but various sources estimate the cost over the next decade between $150 billion and $640 billion, depending largely on which nuclear related tasks are included in the budget.” (Robock)
It also comes down to how. We need more emphasis on what may happen if we continue. If we do, It will be something like the apocalyptic settings we see in movies like The Book of Eli or Mad Max. If we don’t, it would be much the same, and we’d all smile and say: “Remember when we still fought wars?”, and the world would be a peaceful place. One may only dream of such a future. So stopping it may be a matter of many years. If it works, and we stop war, I can know there will be no more wars and no violence, and the world will be a much better place. I hope that one day this future just may be a real possibility for us Americans, and the rest of the world.
Some may say wars are a good way of solving problems, but that, in most cases, is false. There are many more peaceful options for resolving problems, such as treaties, sanctions, and/or agreements to stop war and create peace between countries.
Robock, Alan. Accessed 2 Nov. 2016.www.huffingtonpost.com/alan-robock/ban-nuclear-weapons-savin_b_4819299.html