The US Should Lower Its Military Budget and Divert Those Funds to NASA and Education
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On the other hand, we have the largest military budget by far, and the only reason we need it is because of the Middle East. I am not bashing any religion or country here, but the only reason the first world is interested in the Middle East in oil. Maybe in adition to NASA and education, we should pit money toward developing renewable fuel sources for our cars that can be made the norm.
Contention 2) NASA gets many benefits from the military. According to SciShow, a show about science, NASA's first ships were based off of rockets that the military created created. If we divert funding from the military and into NASA, we exchanging safety and technological advancement for a teeny bit more of technological advancement.
Contention 3) The Military also supports education. The GI Bill gives free college tuition to veterans who served. Again, diverting the funding purely to education would simply lose safety for the military. Since education and NASA are already benefited by it, education or NASA funding should NOT come out of the military's budget, especially in this time of crisis.
Also, talking about renewable fuel, that is not in the resolution as is.
The military is not something we have to flex our muscles. It provides safety to Americans and innocent civilians abroad.
We should not divert funding from the military, especially to two areas that the military itself benefits.
With this I list my arguments and await your speech.
Anyways, we still need all of our military budget. The United States has the upper hand in technological advancements against other not-so-friendly countries, such as China and North Korea. We need technological advancement constantly from the military. Again, there are also terrorist organizations and countries trying to get nukes that we need to stop.
My opponent never rebuked this, instead saying it just needed to be lowered and put into NASA or education.
But diverting funding to NASA is the least of our concerns as a nation, especially when the military benefits it in the first place. And education is hard to fund at the government level. Most funding for public schools are funded locally. One of the lone things that the Dept. of Education can do is No Child Left Behind, which works and needs no further funding.
When my opponent was talking about paying others to do work, this has nothing to do with the military. The military is a fully volunteered American force. We are making these advancements ourselves. We are helping NASA as a by product, and helping getting kids post-secondary education, which is crucial to getting a job in this marketplace. This is a better use of taxpayers' money than primary and secondary education, which are very hard to be funded at the federal level.
Thank you and please vote con.
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