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    How much $#@! can I get away with?

    What prevents government employees from engaging in this line of thought?



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    Nothing.

    The Constitution should have contained a provision for one or more permanent special prosecutors who were restricted to prosecuting government employees for violations of the citizens' rights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Nothing.

    The Constitution should have contained a provision for one or more permanent special prosecutors who were restricted to prosecuting government employees for violations of the citizens' rights.
    Ombudsman?

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    Quote Originally Posted by timosman View Post
    Yes, but one or more with Constitutional prosecutorial power, preferably one directly elected and others appointed by the other branches of the government including at least one appointed by the opposition.
    But they should be limited to only investigating and prosecuting violations of citizen's rights or violations of the Constitution.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankindÖitís people I canít stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

    A Zero Hedge comment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Yes, but one or more with Constitutional prosecutorial power, preferably one directly elected and others appointed by the other branches of the government including at least one appointed by the opposition.
    But they should be limited to only investigating and prosecuting violations of citizen's rights or violations of the Constitution.
    We supposedly have SCOTUS for this purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timosman View Post
    We supposedly have SCOTUS for this purpose.
    SCOUTS tries cases it doesn't investigate and prosecute them, even worse is the fact that SCOTUS decisions on standing have prevented citizens (except certain favored groups like environmentalists) from bringing most cases and the fact that in those cases that can be brought the defense is funded by the government while the plaintiff is not.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankindÖitís people I canít stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

    A Zero Hedge comment



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