Theodore Roosevelt
Party: Republican
Religion: Dutch Reformed

“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.”

~Martin Luther King, Jr.

On this Memorial Day, as we remember those who gave their lives in service of their country, let us resolve to not put our young people in harm’s way – only as the very last resort, when every other means has been tried and exhausted, only when the lives lost by not acting violently will be greater than those lost by acting, and only in defense. War costs dearly in lives (both sides) and dollars. And those who survive return psychologically and sometimes physically maimed.