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Rand Paul's Amendment: Congress cannot exempt themselves from laws

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by BuckyP, Oct 25, 2013.


  1. BuckyP

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    I saw Rand Paul talk about a proposed amendment that would forbid congress from passing laws that do not apply to them.

    Forget for a minute who is proposing this. Is there anyone, from any political leaning object to such a law?
     

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    refresh my memory, "who votes to make this amendment a Law?"

    Congress?

    in the real world, yea this would pass. today, i think not.

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  3. BuckyP

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    Yes, it's highly unlikely.

    That being said, the ask was does any non-politician, from either side, object to this?
     
  4. RussP

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    I agree with the concept, that Congress should not be exempt from any law, but the 'devil is in the details'.

    Is this a Constitutional Amendment worthy subject? No.
     
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    Congress votes to make it a Proposed Constitutional Amendment. The States vote to ratify the Constitutional Amendment.
     
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    It would be interesting to see who votes for it. That might be the end goal.