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jct74
10-24-2013, 08:33 PM
PAUL: No one is above the law — but Congress
Hill lawmakers must live by the same rules they impose on others

By Rand Paul
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Washington politicians are unbelievably arrogant. They think of themselves as the center of the universe while simultaneously thinking they should be above the laws they create for everyone else.

Martin Luther King Jr. described accurately that a law is unjust if a group compels it on others without making it binding to itself. Congress has given us all too many examples of this type of unjust law, with Obamacare being the most recent example.

I have introduced a constitutional amendment stating: “Congress shall make no law applicable to a citizen of the United States that is not equally applicable to Congress.” This amendment also contains two provisions that apply that same principle to the executive branch and judicial branch of the federal government.

Under this amendment, Congress, federal judges and even the White House will no longer be able to exempt themselves from the laws they create, uphold or sign — as they all regularly do now in a plethora of ways. If congressional staffers are still allowed to receive subsidies for Obamacare, Americans will also be able to receive similar support from their employers should both parties desire such an arrangement.

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cocrehamster
10-25-2013, 12:01 AM
Great article. It's hard to see how anyone could disagree with anything in it.

Scrapmo
10-25-2013, 02:08 AM
Great article. It's hard to see how anyone could disagree with anything in it.

I have already read a few apologist articles doing just that. Must be stockholm sydrome.