“Western private security firms are seeking to re-establish the centuries-old system of ‘letters of marque and reprisal‘ that allows privateers to pursue maritime marauders.” (UPI story below).
CONFIDENTIAL Diplomatic cable from the American Embassy in Djibouti
to the Secretary of State Hilary Clinton included here.
What do they call it when something is not done to its fullest completion? — Half-assed? Combatting Somali pirates without resorting to the constitutional authority of the Letters of Marque and Reprisals means the the U.S. Government is doing its job in a half-assed manner just like the job on securing the borders is half-assed and just like the NRA allegedly fighting for the Second Amendment but ignores the National Open Carry aspect of the Second Amendment as if it is a fright to keep keep and bear arms.
My constitutional question on National Open Carry and
Letters of Marque and Reprisal is:
“Why the Hell Not!?
It seems to me that the Constitution of the United States specifically intended to preserve National Open Carry on land as well as on the high seas and any argument to the contary is political bullshit!
Click on the letter above to DOWNLOAD my 26-page letter to the
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
The U.S. Coast Guard’s response to my application for a National Open Carry Endorsement on my Merchant Mariner’s Document (ID Card) in 2002:
“[T]he [Federal] laws and regulations do not provide for such an endorsement nor do they prohibit. Instead, the matter is left to my judgment. My decision, after considering all the material you have submitted, is that it would not be in the best interest of marine safety or security to initiate the endorsement you have applied for.”
CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTION: When there are no federal laws or regulations coverying a particular subject matter is the U.S. Coast Guard (and all federal agencies) required by their Oath of Office to refer to the Constitution of the United States (i.e. the Second Amendment) as a ministerial duty and not to ignore the Constitution in favor of a personal judgment as a discretionary duty? (Tort Law Exceptions 28 U.S.C. 2680(a))
On December 16, 2009 the Library of Congress issued two ISSN’s to me, one for my blog and one for my future print magazine (if I ever win the $19 million in damages in my court case, a pipe dream no doubt given the level of corruption in the federal courts and their bigotry against unrepresented civil plaintiffs, especially with a Second Amendment case pushing for National Open Carry).
In 2010 I designed my first self-styled press pass. As you can see the design work was simplistic and hurried. As I continued my Second Amendment case in the federal court as a U.S. merchant seaman and as an unrepresented civil plaintiff I continued running up against not only corrupt federal judges but also the Shield of Silence with the U.S. Department of Justice, the FBI, the U.S. Marshals Service, the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Capitol Police over the implied right of action in the Seamen’s Suit law, 28 U.S.C. § 1916.
Out of frustration I did two things this weekend. I emailed my Freedom of Action Act Request for a multitude of documents that will answer a lot of my questions that I cannot get answered because of the Shield of Silence. And I created my new 2011 press pass with a new philosophical color scheme. From that color scheme I wrote what I think will become a new Patriots’ Prayer. It is a logical prayer reflective of today’s politics threatening the overthrow of country. I am but one individual powerless to do anything of significance to defend our rights, freedoms, and duties in the name of the Common Defence other than post views to this blog and keep pushing my Second Amendment case and wait for the result of my FOIA Request.
Common Sense Demands
Arming Merchant Vessels and Their Crew!
Not Just Contract Security Alone!
A New Maritime Treaty for
Armed Merchant Vessels and their Crew is Needed!
Click map to go to the International Maritime Bureau’s Weekly Piracy Map
RED DOTS = Actual Attack.
YELLOW DOTS = Attempted Attack.
PURPLE DOTS = Suspicious Vessel.