3) remember Pearl Harbor
4) As I recall Democracy wasn't one of the choices, it was Monarchy or Theocracy
5) Are you saying the spending isn't the same? or that we're getting more for the same amount of money? As for what we're getting for it, technology. A huge portion of the newest technology has a military background, cell phones, GPS, surgical procedures, satellites, ocean exploration.
6) For the most part I accept this