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Constitutional Amendment Idea: The Congress Is Not Beyond The Law Amendment

Lexington Green has some ideas on a new Contract with America and suggests a constitutional amendment:

Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and Representatives; and Congress shall make no law that applies to either Senators or Representatives or both that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States. Any law enacted in violation of this Amendment shall be void and of no force and effect at any time.

I would alter it slightly to:

Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and Representatives including their staffs; and Congress shall make no law that applies to either Senators or Representatives including their staffs or both that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States. Any law enacted in violation of this Amendment shall be void and of no force and effect at any time.

While writing this, I realized I had already noted something like this before…with the same Tagline even:

Not Above the Law Amendment

What

No officer of the government of the United States, or of any of the various States shall be held immune from any generally applicable law. Any law written so as to be generally applicable except to select officers of the Federal or State governments shall be null and void.

Source: Creative Destruction Blog

Update: Here is the original Source

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2 Responses

  1. I started an online petition for the proposed 28th Amendment at http://www.petitiononline.com/28amdmnt/petition.html Please sign it and forward this information to everyone you know. We can make this a reality if we make our voices heard!

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