Jesse Benton of Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty forwards this statement from the former presidential candidate.
In light of the danger American ships face, and with the Obama Administration now considering military action against pirates in Somalia, I thought you might enjoy Dr. Paul’s new video on the subject.
He argues that:
1) Intervention in the regional has added to the instability the breeds pirates
2) The United States should consider a constitutional approach to the situation, such as Marque and Reprisal, where shipping companies are allowed to defend themselves.
3) The U.S. should not take this as an opportunity to expand overseas military spending the Middle East.
He raises some interesting points.Â Â Your thoughts?