As terrible as it is, we live in a water-based economy. As long as we continue to be the main producer if military arms, our products will be used for inhumane actions. China holds too much of our economy hostage through debt for us to kill our export in trade deals. The only way that our country made it out of the great depression was through providing weapons to WWII for the slaughter of many. I am as much a proponent of political activism as anyone, identifying myself as a liberal and participating in multiple protest marches, but our economy cannot take the hit.