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HR 3216 * Marque and Reprisal Act of 2007 *

Has anyone seen this. Dr. Paul introduced it last summer. Kind of interesting what he authorizes the president to do. Any comments?

HR 3216 IH

110th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3216
To authorize the President to issue letters of marque and reprisal with respect to certain acts of air piracy upon the United States on September 11, 2001, and other similar acts of war planned for the future.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 27, 2007

Mr. PAUL introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs

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A BILL
To authorize the President to issue letters of marque and reprisal with respect to certain acts of air piracy upon the United States on September 11, 2001, and other similar acts of war planned for the future.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the `Marque and Reprisal Act of 2007'.

SEC. 2. ISSUANCE OF LETTERS OF MARQUE AND REPRISAL.

The President of the United States is authorized and requested to commission, under officially issued letters of marque and reprisal, so many of privately armed and equipped persons and entities as, in his judgment, the service may require, with suitable instructions to the leaders thereof, to employ all means reasonably necessary to seize outside the geographic boundaries of the United States and its territories the person and property of Osama bin Laden, of any al Qaeda co-conspirator, and of any conspirator with Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda who are responsible for the air piratical aggressions and depredations perpetrated upon the United States of America on September 11, 2001, and for any planned future air piratical aggressions and depredations or other acts of war upon the United States of America and her people.

SEC. 3. SECURITY BOND REQUIRED.

No letter of marque and reprisal shall be issued by the President under this Act without requiring the posting of a security bond in such amount as the President shall determine is sufficient to ensure that the letter be executed according to the terms and conditions thereof.



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It was the Constitutionally correct way to do it.

Using a Letter of Marque was the correct way to get Bin Laden.. it is basically a hit on him taken out by our nation. We have used Letters of Marque successfully in our history before.

What should have been done is a LoM for say 25 billion put on Bin Laden. The next morning he would have accidently cut his head off shaving and that would have been the end of it.

Of course, we're all aware that we didn't go over there for Bin Laden anyways.. we went over because Saddam was going to decouple the dollar from Iraq oil...

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correction: Saddam DID

correction:
Saddam DID decouple the dollar from his oil sales in 2000. It was all Euros by 2003.

This act authorizes and at the same time limits

the president on what he can do. This was in response to the 9/11 and to go after Bin Laden. That's it. What happened was Bush expanded the war which RP voted against.

"He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it." Confucius

"He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it." Confucius