Stipulate That the US Armed Forces Will Become Less Efficient; Should We Welcome This Development?
Breaking news: A Federal judge today rejected President Trump’s order stopping the enlistment of transgendered people into the American military. Posit that this will make the Army, Navy, Airforce and Marines less efficient. Is this something to be welcomed by the libertarian? Yes, since with some 800 military bases in about 130 different countries, the U.S. military is an imperialistic power that has long ago over-reached Constitutional limitations. The “land of the free, home of the brave” is throwing its weight all around the world in an offensive posture. From a libertarian point of view, this country’s fighting forces are to defend us, not engage in offensive actions against other countries in every corner of the globe.3:04 pm on December 12, 2017 Email Walter E. Block