Dear Congress and President Trump,
We are students from Fremont High in Oakland, CA. We have been researching about Nuclear Weapons and which country has the largest arsenal of nuclear weapons. We found that Russia and the U.S.A are in the top of the countries that have more nuclear weapons. Russia has 7,300 and the U.S.A has 6,970 nuclear weapons. We believe this is critical because if other countries start to build nuclear weapon this can cause a tension between different countries and this could cause us to get into a nuclear war with other countries. We have a clear example of that with the tension between the North Korea and the U.S.A, which could cause the U.S.A and North Korea to start a nuclear war . If that happens other countries would join them and it could be totally a big chaos because it could affect the environment, many people could die because the radiation and the explosion in a nuclear war, many people are afraid because North Korea wants to build nuclear weapons just to start a war with the U.S.A. In the last few weeks the US has bombed Syria and a base of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. This has created a big fear in innocent people because the President of the U.S.A wants to keep on building more nuclear weapons. In addition we have found that the U.S itself spends more than $598 million dollars in the military alone. A study by THE CENTER FOR NONPROLIFERATION STUDIES say’s “The United States will spend at least $ 179 billion over the nine fiscal years of 2010-2018 on its nuclear arsenal, averaging $20 billion per year, with costs increasing from $16 billion to $ 25 billion per year over that timeframe”. And this shows that the U.S.A is spending more money on weapons then they do on education and health care. And other countries can see this as a threat and start doing the same thing and that can start up a whole nuclear war between powerful countries. Even small countries are building nuclear weapons for example North Korea is starting to test its nuclear weapons and that’s a sign that they want to start a war with the U.S.A and this can bring other countries into to a war.
We concluded that you can use your influence to reduce the U.S.A’s military spending because it could be so dangerous for all the civilians. In addition we also concluded that the U.S government should spend more money in education, helping people in the poorer parts of the U.S.A or the veterans that are homeless since they once fought for the goodness of this country.