Do you think that we will throw off the remaining vestiges of republican liberty and assume an overt empire to secure the means to sustain the American economy?
When faced with the moral dilemna of continuing a way of life what sacrifices will the American body politic endure?
I see this as a matter of crisis as well, a question of "when", not "if".
"The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. The sword is more important than the shield and skill is more important than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental." - John Steinbeck