Insuring and Assuring Defense
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."—Benjamin Franklin "There never was a war in all history easier to prevent by timely action than . . . It could have been prevented in my belief without the firing of a single shot . . ."—Winston Churchill "Preparation for resistance to aggression is the sole guarantee of peace."—Winston Churchill INSURANCE AND PRIVATE SECURITY AS DEFENDERS OF A NATION This chapter offers an explanation and exposition of the way in which the insurance industry, in alliance with the security industry, could provide national defense. The chapter posits that such private enterprise defense would be far more effective and far less costly than the military of a centralized political state. The discussion is based on America, but the principles set forth below would apply to any nation that turns away from the political state and turns to free enterprise for defense against external aggression. INTRODUCTORY NOTE: In the early 21st century the United