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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Re: chain letter about 28th amendment

Most such chain letters embed at least one urban legend.  This one includes several:

Congress should indeed be exempt from laws against victimless crimes, e.g. employment discrimination.  So should everybody else.

Before advocating that congressmen should be subject to prosecution for victimless crimes, ask yourself whether you want to give the imperial presidency's executive branch (think John Ashcroft or Janet Reno) even more power over the legislative branch.

Pamela J. Brown forwarded:
Many citizens had no  idea that members of Congress could retire with the same pay after only one  term, that they didn't pay into Social Security, that they specifically  exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed