Point/Counterpoint: We don't need the Coast Guard vs "OH GOD I'M SINKING! MAYDAY MAYDAY!"
The following is a Point/Counterpoint debate regarding the relevancy of the United States Coast Guard and whether or not it serves an important role in the US Government. The Point will be presented by an anti-government blogger and the Counterpoint by the same anti-government blogger in the middle of the ocean during a hurricane as his boat is sinking.
POINT: “Why do we have a Coast Guard when we have the US Navy? Basically, cv the Coast Guard’s work is being done by local agencies that have quicker response times and better local knowledge. The Coast Guard is a huge waste of money and assets that needs to be dismantled.”
COUNTERPOINT: “MAYDAY! MAYDAY! MAYDAY! I’m a 43’ pleasure boat and I’m going down! I know what I said! I didn’t mean it! There’s literally no one else out here but me!”
POINT: “Donald Trump is right to defund the Coast Guard. They haven’t done anything of any significance since Hurricane Katrina and even then it was local people and Navy helicopters.”
COUNTERPOINT: “I w…
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