Help force congress to be subject to the same laws and regulations that they enforce on us. If they have to follow the laws and regulations that they invent for us that pose no good purpose other then to make our lives unlivable then maybe they just might stop creating the unconstitutional america that we now have. As the Supreme Court has noted, Thomas Jefferson likewise believed that “legislators ought not to stand above the law they create but ought generally to the bound by it as are ordinary persons.”
Madison in Federalist No. 57:
[Members of Congress] can make no law which will not have its full operation on themselves and their friends, as well as on the great mass of society. This has always been deemed one of the strongest bonds by which human policy can connect the rulers and the people together. It creates between them that communion of interests and sympathy of sentiments of which few governments have furnished examples, but without which every government degenerates into tyranny. … If this spirit shall ever be so far debased as to tolerate a law not obligatory on the legislature as well as on the people, the people will be prepared to tolerate anything but liberty.
Article I, Section 6
They shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place.
The reason for this is so a tyrannical president couldn't bully members of congress by falsely arresting them over stupid minor offenses. I agree with that but it needs to be reformed.
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If we get enough of our fellow americans to sign this petition it will send congress a clear message that we are fully aware of the double standard they live by and we are not putting up with it....
If we get enough of our fellow americans to sign this petition it will send congress a clear message that we are fully aware of the double standard they live by and we are not putting up with it. This just might get them to see we are serous and want it to stop now! If a tyrannical president harass any members of congress then he should be impeached immediately so therefore make congress subject to the laws they create.