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If We Could Live in a Mansion

There’s a house — make that a mansion. This mansion has seventy rooms, ten pools, fifty bathrooms, and twelve kitchens. The mansion’s grounds span twenty acres of lush green lawns, forests, and has on the property a beautiful lake. The mansion is well protected and has security crawling all over it.

The mansion is surrounded by what one would consider a ghetto. As you could imagine, those in the ghetto want to get into the mansion. They want to live in prosperity and relax on the lush green lawns. They want to go boating on the lake and wake up in the morning to go fishing. And even though those in the ghetto want to break in, once they are in, they want to be protected from other ghetto dwellers trying to break in.

Now imagine if the security of the mansion just stopped. What would happen to this beautiful mansion surrounded by the ghetto? Wouldn’t it be obvious that the ghetto dwellers would overwhelm the mansion and just make it an extension of the ghetto, albeit a nicer one?

What would happen to those already in the mansion? Would they be kicked out of their rooms and kicked off the property?

Now picture that the mansion is the United States of America, and the ghetto is all those countries that hate the U.S. and want our prosperity. The mansion security is the U.S. Armed Forces, which includes the Army, Air Force, and Navy. What would happen if our military just stopped protecting us and went home?

One man from San Francisco, Gerardo Sandoval, stated on Hannity & Colmes that the United States should not have a military. Sandova, who is a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, elaborated by saying, “Well, we shouldn’t have a military that goes abroad and starts wars.”

Here’s where the house analogy breaks down. The security forces defending the house didn’t actually go into the ghetto and squash resistance pockets. However, wouldn’t you want to stop a robber from robbing your house before the robbery even took place? Wouldn’t you want to find those who are plotting to break into your property before any damage occurs?

If the United States had no military to defend it, the U.S. would be a free for all. There would be nothing stopping hostile countries from taking freely from us. There is no telling what would happen to existing occupants of the U.S., and we are offered no guarantees of how the hostile countries will treat us.

Writer and software engineer Ronald Huereca has been a developer at notable agencies like iThemes and 10up. His varied background has him working with WordPress since 2006, eventually creating his own plugin which, of course, lead to more. He spends quite a bit of his time volunteering with the WordPress project as a core and polyglot contributor. With all of his passions, writing has been the way Ronald expresses himself best. He has written both technical books as well as fiction. Some of his works include Project Mayhem, Mindefusement, and WordPress and Ajax. “You can only delay the inevitable” is his favorite quote. Ronald enjoys reading Stephen King and John Grisham. When he’s not writing, Ronald dreams of building websites filled with cats yawning, disclaimers his strong opinions, sings karaoke, and advocates for empathy surrounding mental health.

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