Burris is a good medium quality maker. They're not Leupold or Trijicon, but IMHO, they/re an order of magnitude better than Bushnell or Tasco.
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