Letter To Congress
Re: Disarmament of Nuclear Weapons
As one of your constituents, I am requesting that you take time to address the grave dangers associated with our country’s current nuclear arms policy.
The cornerstone of the USA’s defense strategy is deterrence. Currently, there are 15,000 nuclear weapons on our planet, 14,000 of them belong to Russia and the United States. The U.S. has 1,000 missiles pointed at Russia, and they have 1,000 missiles pointed at us. Therefore, in theory, everyone behaves.
However, all it takes is fanaticism on the part of either government to make the decision to launch a nuclear weapon. Human error is also a variable. A nuclear defense strike could be launched in response to erroneous warning that a weapon has been launched.
In the next 30 years the U.S. government has budgeted 1 trillion dollars (1,000,000,000,000 - that is a thousand billion dollars), for both the maintenance of existing nuclear weapons and the addition of more “state of the art” nuclear weapons (bombs that can kill 400,000 men, women and children with just one strike).
In closing, how can we justify spending trillions of dollars to increase the production of nuclear weapons, that if used, have the potential to wipe out the entire human race?
Please use the voice and influence we have afforded you in Washington to stop this madness and support the immediate reduction of the world’s nuclear arsenal.