Santiago interviews Greg.
How would it play out if we used the Republic as a "case study", and simply reversed it.
The Republic was NOT a war ship, but was carrying government property.
The Mercedes WAS (?) a was ship, but was carrying private property.
Why did the U.S. Government not insist on asking for a full return of all U.S. minted coins that were being sent from New York to New Orleans to help in re-constuction?
Just a thought to ponder....
"I hope FedEx understands that they are transferring ownership rights of their planes to the US Gov when they fly USPS mail... " big
That's right, and when the plane slides off the end of the runway, all those Christmas presents I had FedEx'ed now belong to Uncle Sam.
I hope FedEx understands that they are transferring ownership rights of their planes to the US Gov when they fly USPS mail...
<<< <Even if the judge came to the conclusion it was a warship it won't make any difference, because commercial cargoes are not immune and didn't belong to the king. >>
I've seen this comment (or related ones) several times on this message board. It generates another question... would the King allow his warships to carry commercial cargo with no benefit to the country?
It seems to me that the King would allow commercial cargo to be covered as long as the state received some benefit from the transport. If that were the case, then it seems to me that the state would indeed have some claim on the cargo, and possibly even on the entire shipwreck. >>
Oh man, I'm going to think twice next time I send certified mail knowing now that it means the government takes ownership of the package. Damn that sneaky Uncle Sam!
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