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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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Mrs Obama Violates IL Election Law

The Drudge Report's top story is that Mrs. Obama violated Illinois election law today by urging a vote to support her husbands agenda...inside the polling area.  This is a clear violation of  Illinois state law -- Sec. 17-29 (a)
"No judge of election, pollwatcher, or other person shall, at any primary or election, do any electioneering or soliciting of votes or engage in any political discussion within any polling place [or] within 100 feet of any polling place." A top Ilinois State Board of Elections official tells the DRUDGE REPORT that Mrs. Obama -- a Harvard-educated lawyer -- may have simply been ignorant of the law and thus violated it unintentionally. "You kind of have to drop the standard for the first lady, right?" the official explained late Thursday. "I mean, she's pretty well liked and probably doesn't know what she's doing."

The  White House's only comment was issued by press secretary Robert Gibbs
 "I don't think it would be much to imagine, the First Lady might support her husband's agenda," Gibbs smiled.
So, not only do we have a cabinet full of tax scofflaws, but a First Lady who will ignore state law when it suits her purpose.

2 comments:

jfhdsiu said...

Elected officials of the federal government have always seemed to have the misguided notion that if you are a member of the federal government, or the spouse of a member of the federal government, that the laws that apply to mere mortal rank and file citizens do not apply to them. As a matter of recorded fact the Congress and Senate, now, have the audacity to include such language in their proposals.

Rich Vail said...

I shouldn't be surprised but I am. The "ruling elite" generally get very angry when laws are equitably enforced (in other words they get prosecuted "unfairly"). After all, what would have happened to your or I?