(The following was originally published in Examiner.)
Libertarian Party presidential candidate Austin Petersen has announced today, February 12, 2016, his new method to combat ISIS terrorists. The best part? It’s uniquely constitutional. “ISIS presents a radical new style of threat to American citizens, therefore, we must propose radical solutions,” Petersen said.
His method would be to issue Letters of Marque and Reprisal calling for a price on the head of the commanders of ISIS. This is a tactic similar to what former Congressman Ron Paul had proposed just after 9/11, and if congress had done so in lieu of war, the American taxpayers could potentially have saved $2 trillion in an invasion, occupation, and the failed nation-building which has led to the rise of ISIS.