The first step in achieving peace on earth must be the elimination of war and threats of war. Citizens of the United States are in a better position than others to make this happen. We spend significant portions of our tax dollars, and borrow money from foreign countries, to wage wars. We sell weapons and destabilize governments. We prioritize funding for war over spending on education, medical research, alternative energy sources, healthcare, housing and food for the needy, a balanced budget and almost everything else that can have a positive impact on this planet's quality of life.
Knox, Michael D.
"World Peace: A First Step Commentary for the Special Issue on Peace, Conflict and War,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 38
, Article 11.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol38/iss2/11