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  • Nov 19th, 2010 @ 6:28pm

    Shouldn't fair-play have been part of the constitution?

    There's a reason why congress isn't allowed to set their own salaries on their whim. So why is it that they have the freedom to exempt themselves from so many laws?

    I understand that certain differences between a congressman and the common man exist by virtue of the position they currently hold, and that some of these differences need to be handled in a distinct manner. But apart from issues related to their personal security, handling of state secrets their heads contain, and the limitations they must face as public personalities, elected government officials should have exactly the same rights and privileges as anyone else in their wealth bracket.

    Who do they think they are, foreign diplomats? They should be getting the exact opposite treatment under the law that foreign diplomats get. They made their beds, now they have to lay in them.

  • Jun 1st, 2010 @ 8:16pm

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    And here I always assumed the entire point of the patent system was so that each county could decide for itself how it was going to interpret the federal regulations, thereby creating favorable havens for patent lawsuits - you know, like Delware did for corporations...

    Honestly, is there a SINGLE congressperson that thinks the patent system is fine as is?

  • Jun 1st, 2010 @ 8:16pm

    (untitled comment)

    And here I always assumed the entire point of the patent system was so that each county could decide for itself how it was going to interpret the federal regulations, thereby creating favorable havens for patent lawsuits - you know, like Delware did for corporations...

    Honestly, is there a SINGLE congressperson that thinks the patent system is fine as is?