And you should also remember that you get what you pay for.
"If you want fresh, clean oats, you must pay a fair price. If you're willing to accept oats that have made a trip through the horse, you can get a bargain."
History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse, or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster.
If you think a strong military is expensive, think about what a weak one would cost