Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Young Pirate Cries Like a Girl

Everyone (meaning the MSM) seems to be making a big deal out of the age of the captured pirate.

His parents give differing stories, claiming he's as young as 15. The prosecution claims he's at least 18.

I don't see what the big deal is. Even were he 15, he's certainly old enough to understand that murder, piracy and kidnapping are wrong. Anyone who tells you that a 15 year old doesn't
understand what is right or wrong is the same type of fool who thinks every kid in the class deserves a trophy.

He was certainly old enough to threaten to kill people with an AK-47.

I think a better solution to this mess, at least better than paying to fly the pirates we capture to the U.S. for trial and publicity, is to take care of things the old fashioned way (circa 1762):

"A Piracy attempted on the Ocean, if the Pirates are overcome, the Takers may immediately inflict a Punishment by hanging them up at the Main-yard End; though this is understood where no legal judgement may be obtained; And hence it is, that if a Ship shall be on a Voyage to any Part of America, or the Plantations there, or a Discovery of the Parts; and in her Way is attacked by a Pirate, but in the attempt the Pirate is overcome, the Pirates may forthwith be executed without any Solemnity of Condemnation, by the Marine Law."

So much simpler! Besides, you have to admit that its a better idea than setting them free like the Dutch.


Drake said...

Amazing how history repeats itself!

Brian said...

What we need to do is go back to the days of wooden ships and iron men. Give the Captain's the ability to sit in judgment then hang the SOB's from the yardarm.