Friday, April 10, 2009
Pirate ships converge on US hostage at sea. This is not a movie. This is proof that you get what you pay for. As RaviT said on the Yo-ho-ho thread, pirates are hostis humani generis, The Enemies of All Mankind. We are always in a state of war with pirates. Their homes should be leveled by carpet bombing and naval gunfire. The duty of the government is first to protect the rule of law and the inviolability of the Constitution. While every effort should be made to rescue the hostages safely the fact is that the life of any individual is not more important than the destruction of the pirates.