we need an anti-corruption amendment to the constitution

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Would you support this amendment?

  1. Yes, corruption needs to stop.

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  2. No, those in power have the right to enslave me.

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  1. Liberty
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    "Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States .."

    something to that effect.
     
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    Or we could just elect honest people.

    Can we find enough honest people for all the positions?
     
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    I support the end of all corruption, Im not sure how the amendment would stop it. They already ignore the 10th amendment.
     
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    I don't have any problem with your amendment, but I don't know of any laws that apply to citizens but not Congressmen, or the other way around.

    I don't see what this would help.
     
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    I'm beginning to wonder that one myself.
     
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    Obviously, corruption should be fought, and a Constitutional amendment makes sense, since it could not be overturned through normal legislation. However, I have no idea how one could make it work:

    -- Would Congress still draw its salary (set by law) or would it have to provide a salary to everyone?

    -- Would members of Congress still have access to federal resources they need to do their jobs?

    -- Would obstructing Congress still result in contempt charges?

    -- Would members of Congress enjoy parliamentary privilege (including broad immunity to arrest)

    -- Would privileges set by the Constitution (as in the Speech and Debate clause) be amended away or retained?
     
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    truthsaga Economic and BlowBack Ace

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    You can amend The Constitution all you want, but if they do not follow the law now. Why would they follow any other amendments?

    We need statesman that follow The Constitution and will put an end to all these regulatory agency, illegal wars, and our central bank.

    Look at the 2012 presidential race, both the republican establishment and democratic establishment want to ignore Ron Paul and do everything they can to silence the movement. If you want to fix this country, elect this man. The people's champ!:clap2:
     
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    Also, isn't there some provision that says that now? Not in those words obviously. I cant remember of the top of my head. it sucks being sick.
     
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    Stop voting for the party of big money lobbyists. Duh.
     
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    The right to abolish the government is the strongest provision IMO. We the people need to become educated again on sound principles and those of us who understand this have a duty to spread the message.
     

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