Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Ron Paul solution

Rep. Ron Paul's solution for dealing with the Somali pirates is employing letters of marque and reprisal. I think it is brilliant -- and has absolutely no chance. There is simply no way our government will let private citizens help fend off this threat, particularly given the culture against guns (and private enterprise) that pervades Congress and the administration.

It's funny, because Congress is great at authorizing lots of powers that are not provided for in the Constitution but will refuse to take an action that it is actually is explicitly given the power to use.

HT: Carpe Diem

Update: And check out the CD post on Joe Biden's charitable contributions, or lack thereof.

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