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Muslim refugees and national security

Talking about . . . Muslim refugees and national security

This conversation touches on some of our core values. Our need to balance constitutional rights and generosity with prudence. Balancing freedom and security- safety and care for other people whose lives are at risk due to political, ethnic and religious conflict. 

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nuclear weapons

Talking about . . . nuclear weapons and our responsibility

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It has been more than 70 years since the US bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The number of nuclear weapons in existence worldwide are down from a peak of 68,000. Currently there are an estimated 15,000 nuclear weapons in storage, on alert or lost. What is the right thing to do now that the generation that first built and deployed nuclear weapons has passed and left responsibility for these weapons to us? The US is currently planning to modernize our nuclear weapons and delivery systems to the tune of an estimated cost of $700 billion dollars with the stated intent of nuclear deterrence. Perhaps it is a good time to talk about the role of nuclear weapons in our country and the world outside of Washington, D.C. How do we want the next 70 years to unfold and what can we do to achieve that vision?

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