(Republicaninformer.com)- The continuation of the conflict in Ukraine is the only issue on which neocons and liberals can find common ground.
David Frum, a former speechwriter for George W. Bush, is one of the most vocal supporters of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
Frum recently caused a stir when he suggested that the government of the United States should confiscate Starlink from Elon Musk to ensure that Ukrainians had access to the internet.
The former White House writer for George W. Bush was reported as saying that there’s ample precedence for the US government’s control of essential infrastructure during wars or national catastrophes. According to the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States, adequate compensation must be provided.
For example, he would mention that in 1917, President Woodrow Wilson nationalized the entire railroad system.
Elon Musk recently remarked on his Twitter account that the United States Department of Defense would have to pay the bill for Starlink to continue its operations in Ukraine. This prompted Frum to make his statements.
As of the 7th of October, Musk has spent out of his pocket more than $80 million to provide reliable internet connectivity to people in Ukraine.
Since Musk’s comments, the Pentagon has yet to respond on whether or not they would begin paying Starlink for its services.
It would seem that the Military Industrial Complex is only interested in paying its “own” military companies, not those like Musk, who are on the outside looking in.
Frum supports taking a private American citizen’s property to further the cause of a war in which America is not even a combatant. Frum needs to be made aware that the example he uses happened when America was actively engaged in World War I, notwithstanding how unfair it was. It wasn’t carried out until after Congress approved the Army Appropriations Act, which granted the president the authority to seize control of the country’s transportation infrastructure during a war.
Frum makes a lot of policy mistakes, mainly because he is a narcissist with absolutely no moral compass. He is making a significant moral blunder by placing aims before means.