WASHINGTON. Piracy has long been the consequence of disorder. America‘s first foreign war—undeclared but authorized by Congress—was waged by President Thomas Jefferson against the Barbary pirates. It is instructive history for those who believe that the problem of Somali piracy can be solved the same way.
Senator Barack Obama’s presidential campaign slogan, “the audacity of hope,” should have instead been “the audacity of deceit.” After months of telling the American people that he supports the Second Amendment, and only hours after being declared the president-elect, the Obama transition team website announced an agenda taken straight from the anti-gun lobby—four initiatives designed to ban guns and drive law-abiding firearm manufacturers and dealers out of business.