Democratic socialists are committed to destroying the voluntary and naturally-occurring relationships that develop in the marketplace among consenting human beings. They do it through relentless wealth redistribution programs.
While it’s easy to see how much we’re spending over there, it’s harder to see what we could be doing with all of those resources if we weren’t creating more problems abroad. We need to transform the way we think about our foreign policy and take Bastiat’s cue to try to “see the unseen.”
A prudent strategy would be to demand an end to the US policy of using its enormous military to constantly threaten, invade, and coerce foreign nations. Fortunately, a military like that is unlikely to cost a trillion dollars per year.