Glenn Beck: Privatize The Military?

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    Beck shows some interesting words of distrust regarding the government operating our military.

    Article and video w/ him and Stossel.

    I guess we can say Beck has some anarchist leanings? Good for him. :clap2:

    And before you guys go bashing Blackwater as a "market option" please be aware that 90% of their revenue comes from government contracts (aka, taxpayer dollars) - they are NOT a true outcome of market incentives, but government privilige (and therefore - not actually "private").
     
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    It is an interesting mental excersise:

    The question then becomes: Is there anything that government does well?

    At one time, I'd say that defending the nation was the US government's paramount acheivement: But 9/11, 12 million illegal aliens crossing our unsecured borders, taking 8 years to defeat and secure a large group of nomadic goat-herders, makes me reluctant to defend the military's (or, more accurately, the military's political leadership's) ability.
     
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    If the government is involved, thinks will be fucked up. hey let's put them in charge of more things.
     
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    As long as they don't try prohibition again, I think we'll be OK.
     
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    I'm not sure I see the philosophical merits or consistency of this sort of "corporatist libertarianism."
     
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    Mussolini had that idea long ago, he combined corporate and government. He called it Fascism.
     
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    Strawman.

    Congrats.
     
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    Japan Inc = Fascism???

    :eusa_hand:

    Fail.
     
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    Considering defense is one of the few things government is mandated to do by the Constitution, I'd say we stop doing all the extraneous crap that isn't mandated and defense will get a lot more efficient.
     
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    the US government fails at everything, including military operations.
     

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