ACORN and the Bill of Attainder

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    Bill of Attainder

    Definition: A legislative act that singles out an individual or group for punishment without a trial.

    The Constitution of the United States, Article I, Section 9, paragraph 3 provides that: "No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law will be passed."
     
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    Did the Congress act illegally by passing legislation stripping ACORN of funding?
     
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    I would assume not. It's not like they are asking for money back, they are just stopping any more money from going out.
     
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    No.
     
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    Seems to me ACORN (or some of their employees) acted egregiously; yet, Haliburton subsidiary KGB (allegedly) electrocuted more than a dozen American servicemen by faulty electrical wiring. Does the Congress feel KGB is less egregious than ACORN (or simply more powerful and therefore to be feared)?
     
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    Tu quoque arguments are lame.
     
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    There's been a lot of hoopla about secret hidden-camera videos of low-level employees of the anti-poverty group ACORN lately -- some of them quite embarrassing. I haven't seen any video yet from "real reporters" James O'Keefe or Hannah Giles of an ACORN employee who works in the agency's Charlotte, N.C., office by the name of Hector Vaca. And don't hold your breath waiting for Vaca to appear on the Fox News Channel anytime soon, because he doesn't fit the story line.

    Vaca was one of eight ACORN employees in North Carolina who was just laid off because of funding problems -- problems closely related to the recent exposes by the right-wing media. His work had nothing to do with what millions of folks with the time and the money to be sitting on a couch watching TV at 5 p.m. when Glenn Beck comes around think ACORN mainly does, i.e., advising garishly dressed prostitutes and pimps.





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    Did the Congress act illegally by passing legislation taxing CEO bonuses?
     
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    LOL. Since when is a question an argument ?
    I suggest some ACORN employees acted egregiouisly and some KGB employees acted with undo care.
    No actual harm ocurred in the former case, deaths occured in the later.
    There is not time - nor do I have all the facts at my disposal - to argue whether KGB acted egregiously, or had a duty to protect the servicemen and breached that duty; I do know that the Congress acted against ACORN, and that KGB and its parent company, Halliburton, continue to benefit from government largess.
    And I wonder why.
     
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    Speaking of logical falacies, above is an actual red herring.
     

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