Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Politics As Usual

Legislation has been proposed, at the Federal level:
Proposed congressional legislation would demand up to two years in prison for those whose electronic speech is meant to “coerce, intimidate, harass, or cause substantial emotional distress to a person.”
This thing has attracted 14 co-sponsors already. Admittedly its chances of seeing the light of day out of committee are essentially zero, but still, it's stuff like this that makes a fellow wonder if there shouldn't be some kind of competency test for elective office.

Absent that, perhaps another addition to the proposed federalism amendment mentioned below:

Amendment X: Any person holding office in the House or the Senate who proposes legislation that is ruled to be unconstitutional by a committee of judges selected randomly from the federal appellate courts, shall forfeit his or her seat, and further be debarred from holding federal elective office of any sort forever.

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