Alexander Hamilton specifically created the precursor to the Coast Guard for the purpose of reducing smuggling (and gathering intelligence on possible disloyalty of the States).
Yes, I knew that. My question stands.
Don't get me wrong, I view it as a violation of natural rights worthy of a violent response (good luck with that).
However,for the sake of historical accuracy, this sort of thing has been going on since Alexander Hamilton who wanted it that way.
posted on 09/22/2005 3:26:26 PM PDT
(Truth has become so rare and precious she is always attended to by a bodyguard of lies.)
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