Continuing the discussion from "obscure" … 'Jones Act':
Ok, so to prevent a thread about the Jones Act from going any further off topic, I’ll do this over here in Scuttlebutt where it probably belongs…
No… I’m not a fan of the “Great Cheeto with the Tiny Hands”… I haven’t drunk the Kool-Aid… and I sure as heck don’t want somebody else paying for me. I’m the guy sitting over here “with my tinfoil hat” wanting my gay friends to be able to get married, shoot their guns, and grow their pot while I ask how the US made it a 137 years until 1913 without personal income tax and now can’t get their mitts off of the money I’ve earned to feed my family. I’m the guy that says “If I haven’t got the money to take care of myself and my family off the sweat of my own brow, then let me have the result I deserve.”
I take responsibility for myself… I take responsibility for my family. I have no personal responsibility for anyone I don’t choose personally to help. Is that anti-social? Probably. But America was built on unalienable rights to Life, Liberty, and the PURSUIT of Happiness. It doesn’t say Life, Liberty, and Happiness. Nobody promised anyone a free handout and rainbows and unicorns. You have to earn what you want.
Now does this conflict with the Jones Act at some level, yeah, probably. But I’m human, and not perfect. I also am the oddball American Mariner that thinks the Jones Act goes a bit too far with the US build requirement though.
Anyway, just my $0.02, since it seems that some can’t differentiate between Trump lovers and those that just want what our forefathers originally gave us.