SpaceX Should be Seized from Elon Musk, Ex-Bush Speechwriter David Frum Argues

Neocon pundit and Iraq War advocate David Frum wants the U.S. government to seize and nationalize Elon Musk’s SpaceX in order to keep the Starlink satellite terminal system operational in Ukraine. Musk’s company has donated over $80 million worth of equipment to the war-torn nation in order to keep its internet, cell phone and defense capabilities operational. Musk recently announced that his company cannot afford to bankroll the project forever, promoting Frum’s proposal.

“It was always unreasonable, and is becoming unwise, to expect [Elon Musk] to provide Internet to Ukraine for free forever. Western allies should pay. And US should have a plan ready to nationalize Starlink fast if Musk cuts off Ukraine’s connection to advance his political agenda,” Frum wrote in a tweet on Tuesday.

“There’s abundant precedent for US government seizure of critical infrastructure during wars or national emergencies,” the former George W. Bush speechwriter went on to argue. “Of course, reasonable compensation must be paid, per the Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution.”

He then cited a link to a Constitution Center article about President Woodrow Wilson’s nationalization of the U.S. railroad system in 1917. Wilson did indeed seize the railroads, which were held under federal control until 1920, under the Army Appropriations Act that was passed by Congress in 1916.

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Author: HP McLovincraft

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