posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 09:06 PM
reply to post by hawkiye
You've raised a good point, one I've never thought of before. Let me show you what stood out for me in your post.
the government should not
be spending tax dollars to act as security for private companies
You mention that idea several times in your post. Apparently there's
going to be quite an argument over whether a "Government Sponsored Entity" is public or private. Let's just say for now, that you're right, it is
Can the government spend money to protect a private business? Well, they protect private people, such as the Pope, and other foreign heads of state
when they come here. The National Guard, and federal forces, have been used to protect buildings from rioting and looting in case of disasters.
Maybe the Coast Guard rescuing private people and boats? At first glance, it seems unusual, but not impossible. But, I might be missing
These guys can detain and incarcerate people etc. have tax dollars funding them and are basically acting as government agents when they are a
Just had a strange thought. Isn't a sheriff's posse a group of private individuals who have been given law enforcement
powers? I don't know, my knowledge on the subject stops at Hopalong Cassidy.
I'm more worried about the possibility that the Homeland Security TSA gropers might get law enforcement powers. They've tried once, I don't know
how it worked out.
Anyway, if I understand you, your complaint is that the Feds don't have the authority to spend this money, even though the NDAA says they do. So, I
guess the next thing we have to do is put in politicians who will at least amend the NDAA.