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Old 10-25-2013, 06:27   #1
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Rand Paul's Amendment: Congress cannot exempt themselves from laws

I saw Rand Paul talk about a proposed amendment that would forbid congress from passing laws that do not apply to them.

Forget for a minute who is proposing this. Is there anyone, from any political leaning object to such a law?
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:30   #2
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refresh my memory, "who votes to make this amendment a Law?"

Congress?

in the real world, yea this would pass. today, i think not.

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Old 10-25-2013, 06:50   #3
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refresh my memory, "who votes to make this amendment a Law?"

Congress?

in the real world, yea this would pass. today, i think not.

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Yes, it's highly unlikely.

That being said, the ask was does any non-politician, from either side, object to this?
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I agree with the concept, that Congress should not be exempt from any law, but the 'devil is in the details'.

Is this a Constitutional Amendment worthy subject? No.
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Old 10-25-2013, 07:07   #5
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refresh my memory, "who votes to make this amendment a Law?"

Congress?

in the real world, yea this would pass. today, i think not.

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Congress votes to make it a Proposed Constitutional Amendment. The States vote to ratify the Constitutional Amendment.
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It would be interesting to see who votes for it. That might be the end goal.
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