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To: liberalh8ter
Yikes! Why are they not penalized? Because the Constitution has no such provision for penalizing those who voted for legislation later ruled to be Unconstitutional.

That type of thinking is better suited to banana republics - where differences of political opinion are subject to criminal liability.

Our Constitution has no such provision, and we are a stronger Republic for it.

Mass arrests of political opponents is not the American way.

38 posted on 04/02/2012 8:55:17 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: allmendream
Then we keep going down this road. Why bother to take an oath if there's no penalty for violating it? Do you suppose the founders would believe a legislator should be allowed to continue to hold office if he has drafted and passed legislation In direct violation of the Constitution?Is unconstitutional legislation not a glaring indicator of complete incompetence?

My comment was not to say they should be arrested and I don't desire us to be a banana republic however, there should be a penalty for violating the oath of office; especially for violating our governing charter.

39 posted on 04/02/2012 9:29:10 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (Barack has a memory like a steel trap; it's a gift ~ Michelle Obama)
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