74 years ago today the United States dropped the second of two atomic bombs on Japan. This happened in the city of Nagasaki, where over 100,000 people were killed.
Ever since the world entered the era of using weapons of mass destruction, we have hoped that the lessons of Hiroshima and Nagasaki would prevent anyone from ever using nuclear weapons again.
When world leaders throw around careless rhetoric about their willingness to use nuclear weapons, please keep a few things in mind:
Today’s nuclear missiles are over one thousand times as strong as the ones used in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Some experts say it is more like 3000.
In addition to the millions that would be killed in the event of a nuclear confrontation, there would be millions more that would suffer from serious injuries and never be healthy again.
There would be millions that would be unable to get their basic needs like food, shelter, medicine, and safety met.
Their would be millions that would be so grief stricken by the loss of their loved ones, they would never recover.
Their would be millions who would suffer from lifelong mental illness because of the horror they would witness.
The amount of money and resources spent trying to recover from such a catastrophe would cripple the world economy for decades.
The effects of a nuclear war would go on for generations, perhaps centuries.
When you go to the ballot box, please vote for leaders who have an understanding of history.
Please vote for those who understand and respect that the impact of their decisions will live much longer than they will.
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