Just a little anal, I guess, but I use 2X6s and two pieces of 3/4 in plywood glued together.
A good idea is a coat of polyurethane (or formica) on the top, making it easy to wipe spills before they soak into the wood.
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