I gave a speech at the Tea Party meeting last night..Submitted by Tommy Jefferson on Wed, 09/14/2011 - 11:40
dateline: El Dorado Co. California Republic:
This was well received, much clapping and attaboys.
459 people attended with no air conditioning ugh.
I can get the neocon tea partiers to listen, if I tie RP with the Constitution and the Founders.
Feel free to use this.
My name is Kevin McAllister:
The question tonight is:
What would the Founders do: about Terrorism.
Article 1 sec. 8 of the US Constitution says the Congress shall have the power to:
Define and punish Piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, and
offenses against the Law of Nations.
To declare War,
Grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make rules concerning captures on land & water.
What are letters of Marque and Reprisal?
Congress grants the President authority to issue Bounties, permission slips or get out of of jail free cards, to small groups of Privateers, Special Forces and or Mercenaries.
License is given to kill, Capture and Seize assets, of enemies of the United States.
The Founder's wanted small focused units, not large Armies & Navies
attacking Pirates and small rouge countries.
In Sept. 2001, Presidential candidate Ron Paul introduced a bill called “Sept. 11th Marque & Reprisal Act of 2001” in the US House of Representatives.
It authorized the Pres. to issue letters of Marque to attack Osama bin Laden, Al Qaeda and others throughout the world. It gave the President a $40 million dollar draw or Bounty to be used at his discretion.
The bill was later killed in committee by Republican chairman Sensinbrener at the urging of the Commander in Chief, President Bush.
Sadly, it was reintroduced 2 years later with the same result.
It never, never went to a vote.
My friends, 2 things are now clear from this:
1. A small unit Seal team killed Bin laden.
2. The Founders and Ron Paul were right .
Copies of the bill are in the back.
Thank you for your time.