|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 11, 2001
CITIZENS' CALL: CAPTURE OR KILL OSAMA BIN LADEN
SUPPORTS LETTERS OF MARQUE AND REPRISAL LEGISLATION
The Liberty Committee calls
upon every U.S. citizen to support H.R. 3076 -- September 11
Marque and Reprisal Act of 2001 and H.R. 3074 -- Air Piracy
Reprisal and Capture Act of 2001 introduced by Congressman
Ron Paul (R-TX) on October 10, 2001.
"Congressman Ron Paul
has said that Congress can do more to fulfill its
constitutional obligation of providing for the defense of
our sovereign nation, and granting President Bush the
authority to grant letters of marque and reprisal is exactly
what Congress should do," stated Kent Snyder, executive
director of The Liberty Committee.
Article I, Section 8, Clauses
10 and 11 of the U.S. Constitution grants Congress the power
to define offenses against the law of nations and to
authorize the use of nongovernmental persons or entities to
capture those who commit those offenses.
H.R. 3076 would grant
President Bush the authority to issue letters of marque and
reprisal for the capture of those who are responsible for
the September 11 attacks upon the United States. H.R. 3074
would update federal statutes to include piracy of the
skies, instead of just piracy of the high seas.
"Americans want Osama
bin Laden and the other people responsible for the attacks
upon our sovereign nation to be captured or killed and using
letters of marque and reprisal will be another weapon of war
that President Bush can use to make that happen," says
"American citizens can
speed up the capture of bin Laden by telling their elected
representatives to get this legislation moving now,"
The Liberty Committee is a
nationwide organization with over 62,000 members.