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    equally applicable to Congress"





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    "Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced a bill today that would make sure that congress is unable to write bills that would provide themselves from exemptions on legislation they write to cover the American people.

    The bill is a full constitutional amendment, and would preclude lawmakers from passing laws that don’t apply equally to all citizens, public or private. It’s a direct response to Obamacare, which allowed senior government officials to opt out of registering for the program."
    If it pays, it stays

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    Yeah, like that stands a snowballs chance in Hell of passing.
    Probably could not get it through the states either as most of the state pols dream of one day being a Federal pol and would not want to take the chance that it may one day actually apply to them.

    This aside from the fact that if the Federal government truly thought themselves to be "of the people" we would not need an amendment or legislation to get them to live by the same rules they expect of us, they would just do it out of a sense of duty and morality.

    No, I could not type that last part with a straight face.
    We are so fucked.

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    • #3
      So, would we all be allowed into the Senate gym, or would Senators be banned with the rest of us?
      Enjoy.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Norm dePlume View Post
        So, would we all be allowed into the Senate gym, or would Senators be banned with the rest of us?
        They can have their own gym that I, Mr. taxpayer is providing, but I want them to also pay for a mandated gym membership they are forcing on me.
        If it pays, it stays

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Norm dePlume View Post
          So, would we all be allowed into the Senate gym, or would Senators be banned with the rest of us?
          Why can't they pay for their own private gym like the rest of us?
          "Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to anything but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it."

          -John Locke

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          • #6
            They can have a gym - they just can't make me join one and pay for it (or forcibly make me attend a State Gym). If they make a law about gym, they have to attend it and pay for it the way I will. No exemptions, deferments, exclusions, etc.

            I want to see my State reps and their families putting in the time alongside me. Every day. No time off for not reading laws.
            "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Frostbit View Post
              equally applicable to Congress"





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              "Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced a bill today that would make sure that congress is unable to write bills that would provide themselves from exemptions on legislation they write to cover the American people.

              The bill is a full constitutional amendment, and would preclude lawmakers from passing laws that don’t apply equally to all citizens, public or private. It’s a direct response to Obamacare, which allowed senior government officials to opt out of registering for the program."
              I get the rationale for it, but it can't be done on that scale. Legislators, like judges, must have immunity for certain legitimate actions taken in the course of their duties or we will have no legislators or judges. If you think Congress is a bunch of do-nothings now, imagine if they could be sued by Joe Schmoe for every official act that someone disagreed with.
              "Think as I think," said a man,
              "Or you are abominably wicked;
              You are a toad."
              And after I had thought of it,
              I said: "I will, then, be a toad." - Stephen Crane

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Norm dePlume View Post
                So, would we all be allowed into the Senate gym, or would Senators be banned with the rest of us?
                Welcome back!
                "Think as I think," said a man,
                "Or you are abominably wicked;
                You are a toad."
                And after I had thought of it,
                I said: "I will, then, be a toad." - Stephen Crane

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Norm dePlume View Post
                  So, would we all be allowed into the Senate gym, or would Senators be banned with the rest of us?
                  Interesting post considering there's another thread on the board regarding that type of issue.

                  If the Senators want to have their own gym they should be able to discriminate against anyone they want, provided there are no tax dollars involved. And I believe the Senate gym is not funded with tax dollars, so let them have it.
                  Science that cannot be questioned is propaganda.

                  Cameras in classrooms now.

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