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Old 10-08-2012, 19:14   #5
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Originally Posted by blueiron View Post
Don't want 'chain gangs'? How about press gangs aboard merchant ships? Hulls need to be needle chipped, brightwork needs polishing, metal needs to be painted, bilges need cleaning, decks need holystoning, engineering needs greasing, etc.

It gets them out of the nation, teaches them a trade, reduces escapes onto U.S. territories, and malcontents can ride out their protestations in the brig under Admiralty law.

Work the way out or suffer the consequences.
Now there is something to propose to your congress person. Since you don't work for my agency it may even be more effective.
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