Lately, I've been thinking of a new law or constitutional
amendment called "Oath Breaker's Bar From Office". Any
legislator that voted in favor of a law subsequently found to be
unconstitutional would be barred from office for life effective
the date of the unconstitutional law's passage, obliged
disgorge to the treasury all pay and benefits rendered unto him
afterward, and his votes from that date forward invalidated and
void. Sponsors and co-sponsors would serve 10 years in prison in
addition to all the disabilities above.
No more of this "You have to vote for it in order to find out
what's in it." In fact they might be a little more careful of what
they propose and vote for in those 2000-page bills.
Why do I think this would be a useful addendum to our
1. I am tired of the legislature dreaming up snares and traps to
fine and imprison the citizenry.
2. Those bastards took an oath:
5 U.S. Code § 3331. Oath of office
An individual, except the President, elected or appointed to an
office of honor or profit in the civil service or uniformed
services, shall take the following oath:
I, AB, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and
defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies,
foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance
to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any
mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well
and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am
about to enter. So help me God.
Obviously, if you voted for an unconstitutional law, you have
violated your oath of office. "Break a deal, face the wheel."