Essay Contest Regional Winners Discuss Military Spending

Regional winners of the MCC Washington Office 2011 Essay Contest are James Helmuth (Great Lakes) and Rebecca Hardy (East Coast).

Helmuth’s essay, “Military Spending,” presents a strong case for our responsibility as people of faith to call for a reduction in U.S. Defense spending.

Not only does the United States have the largest and most expensive military in the world, but the amount we are spending to enact violence and destruction in other nations is still increasing.

Hardy’s essay, “The Unseen Good of Military Spending” presents an argument defending military spending as a way to help people around the world.

The U.S. military possesses the skilled personnel, leadership, transportation assets and willingness to provide disaster relief to those in need.

Click here for more information about this year’s winners.

This is the second of two posts on the 2011 Essay Contest winners.  Read the first post here.

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