||6 EDWIN B. FIRMAGE have meant, among other things, aid to 350,000 families, feeding one million people, free and subsidized school lunches and breakfasts for three million children, refunding remedial education and education for handicapped children, loans for 700,000 college students and Pell Grants for 400,000 students. In addition to all these programs, some 11 billion would be left for the costs of readjustment to a freeze economy.8 Over one billion people live in the most extreme poverty in our beautiful world, two out of five of these people are children. If we knew them at all we would understand that they are indistinguishable from our own children. They are our own children. There are over twenty-six million soldiers in a world with fewer than five million doctors and thirty-four million teachers. The World Health Organization was able to spend 83 million dollars to eradicate smallpox. That would not purchase one bomber. The means we have chosen to protect our society are ferociously attacking the end they were to protect. For "national security" must include the preservation of fundamental human values. Whether or not the missiles fly, an arms race deflects us from nourishing our core. A nation which neglects its poor, its children, its elderly, its industry and its agriculture while endlessly arming itself with weapons which if ever used would incinerate the globe has lost any vision of a loving and just society. We can no more win a nuclear arms race than we can win a nuclear war. This awful social cost of military spending was observed in 1861 by Brigham Young who spoke with characteristic tact and restraint: A large share of the ingenuity of the world is taxed to invent weapons of war. What a set of fools! Much of the skill, ingenuity, and ability of the Christian nations are now devoted to manufacturing instruments of death. May we be saved from the effects of death. May we be saved from the effects of them! As I often tell you, if we are faithful, the Lord will fight our battles much better than we can ourselves.9 Amen, Brother Brigham, Amen! 8 See Firmage, National Security: The Nuclear Arms Race and Our Alternatives, 1 Journal of International & Area Studies 6 (1986). 9 B. Young, Journal of Discourses, supra note 7, at 157.