Comment: Let's repeal the remaining provisions of the Neutrality Act(s)

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Let's repeal the remaining provisions of the Neutrality Act(s)

The neutrality acts forbade giving military aid to warring states and factions (except for allies against those with which the US was already at {declared} war). That included contributions, loans, giving or selling weapons, etc. They were originally directed at government, banks, arms dealers, and individuals. The restrictions were fully or largely removed from everybody but private citizens (and lately tightened on them with various "aid to terrorism" stuff).

IMHO:
- This leaves the supposedly sovereign citizens as serfs and the entirety of foreign policy in the hands of government.
- The right thing to do is stand this on its head: Recognize a right of the individual people to support whatever foreign individual, group, oppressed class, warring faction, or what-have you they chose, with money, food, arms, or their own participation, while limiting or eliminating the government's ability (in the absence of a declared war naming an enemy) to either fund their preferred winners directly with tax dollars or stop people from helping their preferred losers.

If some country wants foreign aid, they can hold a foreign aid concert and take donations. If they're popular with the actual citizens they'll probably do better than with the government's strings-attached handouts. B-)

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"Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job."

That means: For each job "created or saved" about five were destroyed.