Citizens' Call: Capture or Kill; Letters of Marque
 

October 11, 2001


Dear liberty activist,

The Liberty Committee calls upon every U.S. citizen to support two pieces of
legislation:  The September 11 Marque and Reprisal Act of 2001 (H.R. 3076),
and The Air Piracy Reprisal and Capture Act of 2001 (H.R. 3074).  Both bills
were 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 to capture or kill Osama bin Laden and his fellow terrorists is
exactly what Congress should do.

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 responsible for the September
11 attacks upon the United States.  H.R. 3074 supports this effort by
updating federal statutes to include piracy of the skies along with piracy
of the high seas as violations of the law of nations deserving such serious
reprisal.

Americans want Osama bin Laden and the other terrorists 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.

American citizens can speed up the capture of bin Laden by telling their
elected representatives to get this legislation moving now.

Go to http://www.thelibertycommittee.org/lomar.htm to sign up for the
campaign.  We are demanding urgent action to solve a grave problem, and if
you scroll down to Letter of Marque and Reprisal Bills:  Questions and
Answers, your questions will be answered.

Congressman Ron Paul is scheduled to be a guest on Fox & Friends (Fox News
television) tomorrow morning (Friday, Oct. 12) at 8:45 a.m. ET to talk about
this important legislation.

Numerous radio talk show programs have been scheduled for us to tell the
American public about how they can help.

We're conducting a multi-step campaign to get the House and Senate to pass
this legislation quickly.  Please join us.  Go to
http://www.thelibertycommittee.org/lomar.htm today.

Kent Snyder
The Liberty Committee


 

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