Monday, April 13, 2009

Way to Go, Navy Seals!

We are very proud of the U.S. Navy Seals who ended the pirate stand-off yesterday, and the brave captain they rescued. What a glorious answer to prayer for Easter Sunday.

Now it's time to amend the Federal Criminal Code to make piracy punishable by the death penalty. It wouldn't apply to the pirate in custody, of course, but it might deter some of the 1,500 known pirates in Somalia from futher terrorizing U.S. merchant ships.

Likewise, the United States should not enter any treaties that prohibit our merchant ships from arming their crews.

1 comment:

matthiasj said...

Well if the US would allow crews to have arms on board this would never happen again. These ships are carrying important cargo and the crews need to be trained and have arms on board to protect it.