David Frum makes Twitchy appearances fairly often because he has a tendency to tweet really stupid stuff, and today is no exception. Frum decided that Elon Musk should not have to give Ukraine free internet forever but then went on to say the US government has a basis on which to seize Starlink as critical infrastructure to be used during wartime.
There's abundant precedent for US government seizure of critical infrastructure during wars or national emergencies. Of course, reasonable compensation must be paid, per the Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution. https://t.co/HY0jUMzylr
— David Frum (@davidfrum) October 18, 2022
Welp, there are quite a few problems with that and Twitter was very helpful in pointing them all out but there were some nutters who agreed and doubled down. Another Twitchy regular, Brianna Wu, agreed to go full-commie with Frum.
Assuming Starlibk has patents, the government has a clause that gives them absolute right to use any technology there however we need.
— Brianna Wu (@BriannaWu) October 18, 2022
Ok, let us see if we have this correct, seizing assets, technology, and intellectual property to fight a war, that the US is not even fighting is AWESOME!?!? We are not ok with that! The fact WE ARE NOT IN WAR was the main thing to be discussed. Ukraine is in the war, not us.
The US is not at war. Congress has declared nothing.
— Sour Patch Lyds (@sourpatchlyds) October 18, 2022
We aren’t in a war
— Mike 🐗 (@michaeljashmore) October 18, 2022
Do tell Mr. Frum, what 'war' or 'national emergency' is the United States facing?
The left going full communist. https://t.co/WfBWohS7bm
— Dan Bowen (@ScotchGuyDan) October 18, 2022
So we have established we are not in a war, which leads us to the second problem most wanted to discuss, the fact that Frum used Woodrow Wilson as his example. Let’s be honest, Wilson is not a very good example to use for anything.
Also, using Woodrow Wilson, the most authoritarian, god-complex President we ever had, as an example is rich https://t.co/v3DdjwZMm2
— Duke of Music🎸🎵🎤 (@kylemusicatx) October 18, 2022
You realize he was the worst president in US history, right?
— Mental Casanova (@MentalCasanova) October 18, 2022
Ah yeah, the Woodrow Wilson precedent. Good stuff man. https://t.co/KvrtXpuoue
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) October 18, 2022
For my next trick, I will invoke the legacy of Andrew Jackson to demonstrate the necessity of expelling all Asians from Guam. https://t.co/Qmzn4ShE2p
— Jeff B. is *BOX OFFICE POISON* (@EsotericCD) October 18, 2022
Just to be clear, David Frum is advocating seizing a private American company's infrastructure to prosecute someone's else war and a national emergency that is not our own — and all with a straight face. https://t.co/taddT9ccp8
— Michael Haugen (@HaugenTX) October 18, 2022
Of course, he does it with a straight face. He really believes the things he spouts.
Wilson also threw anti-war dissenters into prison. https://t.co/HyivCxEvyq
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) October 18, 2022
Scratch a Democrat find another AltLeft Neo-Fascist authoritarian wanting government to steal somebody's property. https://t.co/jt85WajJ6i
— PoliTech 🇺🇲 Has No Bot Followers! (@Politechblog) October 18, 2022
Shut up, commie 😒 https://t.co/wR1unoQwBA
— Your Highness Chrispy (@candyisyummy333) October 18, 2022
We are not fans of the government thinking they can seize anything, even in a war, but as we have shown, WE ARE NOT IN WAR so the idea Mr. Frum is pushing is even more disgusting. We will end with a sentiment much like the last tweet in the story: Shut up and sit down Mr. Frum.