I am still not sure that I feel comfortable using unpaid labor to do skilled work like that.
Let's use tax dollars. That's what taxes are there for.
Like you, Ballvalve, I also feel a little sad that the English no longer run the show here.
We did send a few miscreants here, however. From which, some of you may well be descended.
The criminals we sent to America were, of course, not our brightest and best. Many were sold as servants as soon as they landed here (unlike in Australia where they were made to work in the penal colony). In buying them, owners looked for particular skill sets that they could use on their plantations.
Not a great start...