Honestly I was stunned by the idea of reviving “Letters of Marque and reprisal”
As a history buff I can say with no doubt that those actions were pretty much legalized Piracy with the Pirates splitting the booty with the issuing government.(kind of like companies and unions campaign contributions)
Lots of luck getting any government to allow private ownership of warships or other modern weapons required to make this work. Right Sir,I want to purchase a few destroyers and add a couple of helicopter gunships as well.
People,THINK before you offer these Ideas.
Conquest and looting was the business plan in those times.
As to the military if we dont have sufficient power to maintain our freedom there won’t be anything to tax,nor will we be able to have these free discussions.
Of course there is waste in the military,it’s a government entity and those people don’t have the same concerns that the people paying for it do.Read a bit of history ,you will fint we nearly lost the revolutionary war because no one wanted to send General Washington any money or pay for supplies.
WHATS NEW ??
I’m with Riggs about welfare but I am sure Obamacare is NUTS.
Lets face it,a modern country cannot survive on duties etc.Roads ,airports,ports and hundreds of other things need to be paid for. Even I ,who detests the level of theft,waste and vote buying using my taxes, believes we need taxes.I favor a flat tax,I don’t think a sales taxe will suffice for reasons too numerious to explain here ( I may be wrong) but one thing is certain,a system where people can find ways to avoid taxes on large incomes and people who vote for things for free and pay no taxes is sooner or later going to fail.