Rand Paul proposes Constitutional amendment to prohibit titles of nobility
This is only the beginning of what is necessary, but it is a good beginning. It's not literally prohibiting titles of nobility, as those are already prohibited, but instead blocking the practice of exempting members of Congress and the government from laws applicable to other citizens.
'Section 1. Congress shall make no law applicable to a citizen of the United States that is not equally applicable to Congress.
'Section 2. Congress shall make no law applicable to a citizen of the United States that is not equally applicable to the executive branch of Government, including the President, Vice President, ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, and all other officers of the United States, including those provided for under this Constitution and by law, and inferior officers to the President established by law.
'Section 3. Congress shall make no law applicable to a citizen of the United States that is not equally applicable to judges of the Supreme Court of the United States, including the Chief Justice, and judges of such inferior courts as Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.
'Section 4. Nothing in this article shall preempt any specific provision of this Constitution.'
The impetus for this, of course, is Obamacare. Congress doesn't seem to want to participate, even though they require everyone else in the country to.
An interesting side effect of this proposal would be to make disposing of banned items legally hazardous. If, for example, police cannot be exempted from a ban on guns, they cannot confiscate guns without illegally possessing those guns themselves.
This entry was published Wed Oct 23 16:31:44 CDT 2013 by TriggerFinger
and last updated 2013-10-23 16:31:44.0.