Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity


No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

H.R. 735, also known as the “Rangel Rule Act of 2009.”

I fully support the Rangel Rule of 2009.

It's the work of Rep. John Carter, (R TX). H.R. 735 would require that the IRS to give exactly the same treatment to everyone it gave Charles Rangel (D NY) when it didn't require him to pay any penalties for not reporting rental income from a home he owns in the Caribbean.

The bill’s title is modeled on something known in Texas as the “Hobby Rule.” In the 1970s, Bill Hobby, then the state lieutenant governor, was pulled over for drunk driving. Hobby was taken to the police station, but when his attorney showed up in the wee hours of the morning, authorities simply let Hobby go — no bond, no nothing. That special treatment became a precedent for future drunk-driving cases, as lawyers cited the “Hobby Rule” to demand their clients be freed with no questions asked, just like Bill Hobby.

Thus the “Rangel Rule.” Under H.R. 735, if you’re caught cheating on your taxes, you simply pay what you owe, then write “Rangel Rule” at the top of your return, and you won’t be charged any penalty or interest. That way, Carter said when he introduced the bill, ordinary taxpayers will be “treated with the same courtesy that, it seems, the IRS is treating the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee.”

Call or email your Congressmen/women and voice your support for the Act. Do so NOW!

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