I usually like Talking Points Memoposted by The Vidiot @ 8:33 PM Permalink Not because I agree with Josh Marshall, but mostly because the posts are well written, well researched and at least, not thrown together in a slapdash way.
However, his "Enter Ron Paul" entry was, well, sort of dumb. I think he missed the point.
Ron Paul is now suggesting what he, I guess, thinks is a libertarian solution to the growing piracy problem. Have Congress get into the idea of issuing "letters of marque and reprisal," which as Paul notes is actually a power expressly granted in the US constitution.What Ron Paul is really saying is why the hell should the US government be protecting the interests of these threatened corporations. That's all. It's not lunacy. It's not stupid. It's actually quite logical. Make private enterprise deal with it. Not the American taxpayer.
Sorry, but I think Josh Marshall is all wrong over this one.
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