Constitution of the United States of America, Article I, Section 8
Obscure words in this day and age. But when the US Constitution was drafted, such letters were commonly issued by Foreign Governments to Private individuals giving them authority to hunt down and take enemy vessels – the booty was split among the Captain and crew by maritime courts. These were the Privateers.
Countries no longer issue such letters – it was ended by the Paris Declaration of 1856. However – although Countries across Europe signed it, as well as most world Powers and now Everyone obeys it – the United States NEVER SIGNED IT!
Congress can STILL license private individuals or companies – yes, MERCENARIES – to hunt and kill Americas enemies!
Our Military should be doing the Job of Protecting us from attack – including manning our Southern border against the Drug Lords Eric Holder ARMED and Barack Obama IGNORES while they SLAUGHTER innocents because it fits his anti-American agenda! The US Military SHOULD NOT be tracking and killing lone Psychos, Drug Kingpins, and ISLAMIC CULTS around the globe – Let LICENSED MERCENARIES do that – it’s CAPITALISM that can SOLVE our problems, NOT bigger Government!
Ron Paul tried to get Congress to issue Letters of Marque and Reprisal after 9/11/01 – he was ignored. Not that I like agreeing with a racist, but this IS A LEGITIMATE POWER OF THE US CONSTITUTION – I wonder if it would have taken a DECADE to kill Osama Bin Laden if we had issued Letters to ex-Military and let them loose? How about sending them out to kill Mexican Drug Lords (you know, OBAMAS CUSTOMERS)?
Better yet, how about Libya today – send in a private army, let them kill the Islamofashists and keep their weapons and stashes of Saudi Money!
Those poor girls kidnapped by Boko Haram, being TORTURED AND GENITALLY MUTILATED EVERY DAMN HOUR OF EVERY DAY – Let Congress hire ex military to save them! It’s their ONLY HOPE!!!
What, you say the AMERICANS might get too violent?!? HELLO!!! This is an enemy that RAPES WOMAN AND CHILDREN (and goats, for that matter!), SCRAPES THE GENITALS OFF THEIR SEX SLAVE CHILDREN, BEHEADS CHRISTIANS AND JEWS – and EATS THEIR ENEMIES BRAINS AND HEARTS!!! How could we POSSIBLY be any worse?!?
Enforce the CONSTITUTION, DAMMIT!!!! Let CAPITALISM fix the world – like its SUPPOSED TOO!!!