But the Coast Guard didn't start untill sometime in 1915. In Wilbur and Orville's day the servie was known as the United States Lifesaving Service, then a division of the Revenue Cutter Service authorized by Alexander Hamilton in 1790.
I guess you could say that Alexander Hamilton was the country's first revenuer. Hamilton, who as a Rothschild agent convinced George Washington to have the Rothschilds finance the war for independence and set up the country's first central bank, would definitely be proud of how the service he created has morphed in 220 years.
As of February 25, 2003, the Coast Guard is under the Department of Homeland Security. The Coast Guard now straddles the line between a civil service agency (as it was set up to be and indeed has always been, except during times when it was specifically placed in the service of the Navy) and a branch of the military, conforming to the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
[B]Coast Guard joins Homeland Security Department HOMELAND SECURITY[/B]
February 25, 2003
"The Coast Guard is one of 22 governmental departments that will be under the auspices of Homeland Security, a merger that will be fully completed by March 1. At that time, Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge will be in charge of 175,000 employees.
Tuesday afternoon, Ridge is scheduled to participate in ceremonies transferring the Customs Service, the Secret Service, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center from the Treasury and Justice departments to the Department of Homeland Security."
Can you say "Crossing the Rubicon" anyone?