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Would You Vote For This? by The Elephant's Child

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Rand Paul is pushing for a new Constitutional amendment stating:

Congress shall make no law applicable
to a citizen of the United States
that is not equally applicable to Congress
.

The amendment also contains two provisions that apply that same principle to the Executive Branch and the Judicial Branch of the federal government, according to a press release put out by the office of the Kentucky senator on Monday.

I suspect the voters would go for this — big time. Getting it through Congress might be something else entirely. Congressmen Salmon and DeSantis proposed a similar idea in the House of Representatives last August.  One would assume that the Founders would be horrified to discover the extent to which our elected officials have exempted themselves from provisions they are happy to stick us with. Might make them think twice about some of the laws they devise.



An Interesting Proposal. by The Elephant's Child

Here’s a proposal that is circulating around the Internet.  Appeals to me.

Proposed 28th Amendment to
The United States Constitution

“Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens
of the United States that does not apply equally to the
Senators and/or Representatives;
and Congress shall make no law that applies to the
Senators and/or Representatives that does not
apply equally to the citizens of the United States of America.”

What do you think?  Would we ever get Congress to agree to this one?




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