Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity

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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, October 28, 2009

Honduran Government Right to Oust Zelaya

The Law Library of Congress was asked to report in August 2009 on the Constitutional issues when the Honduran Supreme Court ordered Zelalya removed from the office of President of Honduras for attempting to circumvent the Honduran Constitution. The report was titled “Honduras: Constitutional Issues.” Unfortunately, the LoC didn't reach the conclusions they were supposed to when leading Democrats asked for it to report on the "crisis". The report was released last month and is evidence that the Honduran government was constitutionally mandated to instruct the Honduran military to remove Zelaya from office in late June.

But, John Kerry (D MA) and Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif.) have objected that
“The report, which has contributed to the political crisis that still wracks Honduras, contains factual errors and is based on a flawed legal analysis that has been refuted by experts from the United States, the Organization of American States, and Honduras,” Kerry and Berman wrote in the letter.
So, Mr. Kerry and Mr. Berman want the report retracted and will kick up a fuss because they didn't get the results they wanted. Imagine that. LoC researches the Constitution of another country, finds that the highest court acted as required by THEIR constitution, when the sitting President of that country attempted to subvert the law...and that's wrong? Some how, this just isn't right. What sort of things re they planning for us? Repeal of the 22nd Amendment? Personally, I think we need an amendment that not only limits Congressional terms, but also forbids our Congress from exempting themselves from ANY laws of the land.

28th Amendment to the United States Constitution.

1. No citizen of the United States shall be elected to the House of Representatives to more than four (4) consecutive, two (2) year terms to office.

2. No citizen of the United States shall be elected to the United States Senate for more than two (2) consecutive, six (6) year terms of office.

3. No citizen of the United States shall receive any retirement benefits from serving in either the United States House of Representatives or the United States Senate.

4. Congress shall not exempt itself from any laws of the United States of America, in whole or in part.

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