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    Quote Originally Posted by drbrumley View Post
    looking over this again, I didn't see an answer to my question.

    So if I say no to this and they use my money for this totally inappropriate stunt, then I can say they are stealing?
    It's kind of a moot question, considering that a "space force" military branch falls within the "criminal justice" responsibility given by God to governments. Are they stealing from you? Yes, but it's mostly to fund programs that are not part of the responsibilities to the government, yet on the other hand, some of that money is being used in the correct way, to fund infrastructure and criminal justice (though nowadays it's hardly justice...). How they tax us, how much they tax us, where that task money goes, all of these details make it hard to make a blanket judgement on the entire issue.

    Our government is bloated and corrupt. If we were to reduce the size of the government, and get rid of all programs that are neither infrastructure or criminal justice (which includes the military) related, and eliminate all taxes except for a 5% flat income tax, then the government would no longer be stealing from its citizens, and it wouldn't need to, as it would sufficiently fund the government.

    Of course, that most likely won't happen in my lifetime, or even in the next generation's lifetime. But it is a solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drbrumley View Post
    So if I say no to this and they use my money for this totally inappropriate stunt, then I can say they are stealing?
    That's the rub. Who gets to say whether the social safety net or "Star Wars" projects are stealing?

    There's also the fact that the United States and every nation remotely able to put a military force into space has signed a treaty to keep such forces out of space.



    Nations in red are those not parties or signatories to the treaty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drbrumley View Post
    So we have a terrible government, what are they going to do when Jesus returns....try to blow him out of the sky?
    "The powers that be" long having been corrupted (centuries upon centuries long since corrupted) as to said principle's original intent, ya just might have something there.

    Rom. 5:6-8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudgeRightly View Post
    I've always liked the idea of space marines.
    Under the current administration - Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

    Obviously though, more like Goober.


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    Quote Originally Posted by annabenedetti View Post
    Because why spend money to help people in need on earth when we can zoom around space instead? It's so much more fun!
    Of course, that is one heck of an old observation - one that's been around ever since way before space exploration was even any kind of a hoped for possibility.

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    And old report...

    "China's Space Weapons Test"

    "What are the possible consequences of allowing such capabilities to fall into the hands of foreign powers?"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30mMVq2nEnQ&app=desktop


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    Quote Originally Posted by drbrumley View Post
    So we have a terrible government, what are they going to do when Jesus returns....try to blow him out of the sky?
    I think that's one possibility.

    Another is that the Space Force will condition the masses to believe we need protection from aliens. Reagan spoke on this back in the 80s, and how such a thing would unite the world as one. Bible believers recognize this one world system from Daniel and Revelation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaulToPaul View Post
    I think that's one possibility.

    Another is that the Space Force will condition the masses to believe we need protection from aliens. Reagan spoke on this back in the 80s, and how such a thing would unite the world as one. Bible believers recognize this one world system from Daniel and Revelation.
    Not what he'd meant, but close enough.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQxzWpy7PKg&app=desktop



    Obviously, he'd gotten the inspiration for his words from a sci-fi classic like the first version of "The Day The Earth Stood Still."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danoh View Post
    Not what he'd meant, but close enough.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQxzWpy7PKg&app=desktop



    Obviously, he'd gotten the inspiration for his words from a sci-fi classic like the first version of "The Day The Earth Stood Still."
    Guess it's all moot now...

    https://qz.com/1314111/we-may-have-a...-the-universe/

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    North Korea has a sattilite
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knight View Post
    We need Space Force to defend and protect Space Kingdom.
    Hopefully they speak in a Brittish accent (like Thor: King of Asgard, in Marvel's Avengers Superheroes).

    Otherwise, they won't at least sound legit.

    Gotta have a British accent.

    A definite must.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fool View Post
    North Korea has a sattilite
    So did Ralph Cramden




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    NASA gets $52 million per day in taxpayer money.
    I wonder how much the space force will get...
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