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Prosecute Norquist and his GOP minions for treason?
11-25-2012, 11:33 AM
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Prosecute Norquist and his GOP minions for treason?
Quote:According to the law, treason is the crime that covers acts against one’s own government, and it is one of the most egregious violations a citizen can commit. In a normal act of treason, an individual would have to have access to state secrets, or a high level member of the government, and even then there are security measures to prevent the dissemination of information that could damage the government. The U.S. Constitution contains a passive provision to protect against traitors within the government that entails requiring public servants and politicians to swear an oath to support the Constitution and by extension, the government, but most Republicans signed a pledge they feel overrides their oath of office with the goal of destroying the government by starving it of revenue.

For over a quarter of a century there has been a concerted effort by Republicans to shrink the federal government by reducing revenue and protecting the richest 2% of Americans, but their leader, Grover Norquist, makes no bones that his goal is reducing government to a size he can “drown in a bathtub.” Regardless one’s definition of treason, Norquist and his Republican acolytes are guilty of acting against the government with the goal of destroying it. Norquist is not a public servant and therefore cannot personally affect government operations, but his Republican foot soldiers are guilty of treason by refusing to fulfill their Constitutional duty to raise taxes. In the U.S. Constitution, Article 1 Section 8 says, “The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States”

The important part of Section 8 is Congress’s duty to levy and collect taxes to pay debts and provide for the nation’s general welfare, but as Republicans bemoaned the national debt they created, they refused to fulfill their constitutional duty to lay and collect taxes to pay the nation’s debts. Some Republicans are re-evaluating their strict adherence to Norquist’s attempt to destroy the government, and questioning the wisdom of promising to never raise taxes, but they are in the minority and Norquist recently made it clear his true followers are moving forward with their assault on the government and the people.

http://www.politicususa.com/america-pros...eason.html

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11-25-2012, 12:10 PM
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Prosecute Norquist and his GOP minions for treason?
I think this could be said about both sides including Obama. Not holding up the constitution is happening in all houses. Be careful what you wish for.
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11-25-2012, 01:48 PM (This post was last modified: 11-25-2012 01:53 PM by achieve.)
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RE: Prosecute Norquist and his GOP minions for treason?
To: 72ptheriot

'''I think this could be said about both sides including Obama. Not holding up the constitution is happening in all houses. Be careful what you wish for.'''

Prove it. Post proof of your accusation. Full proof, please.
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11-25-2012, 02:08 PM
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(11-25-2012 01:48 PM)achieve Wrote:  To: 72ptheriot

'''I think this could be said about both sides including Obama. Not holding up the constitution is happening in all houses. Be careful what you wish for.'''

Prove it. Post proof of your accusation. Full proof, please.

I'll second what you just said, achieve. I want proof too.

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11-25-2012, 03:55 PM
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Three seats NLRB without the senate being in recess. A kill list. Violation of free speech with a Internet kill switch. Taking away people's right to a trial. Congress handing over their job to coin and value our money and they handed it to a private company to do it. Really there are examples through out history of all parties dumping on the constitution
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11-25-2012, 05:30 PM (This post was last modified: 11-25-2012 05:37 PM by Fire1.)
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RE: Prosecute Norquist and his GOP minions for treason?
(11-25-2012 03:55 PM)72ptheriot Wrote:  Three seats NLRB without the senate being in recess. A kill list. Violation of free speech with a Internet kill switch. Taking away people's right to a trial. Congress handing over their job to coin and value our money and they handed it to a private company to do it. Really there are examples through out history of all parties dumping on the constitution
Those were TWO APPOINTMENTS that POTUS was allowed WITHOUT Senate consent (NLRB). The "kill list" is a slippery slope, imo. It's a controversial stance of how one sees terrorists. As enemy combatants or criminals but I don't think it violates the Constitution.
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11-26-2012, 05:49 AM
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RE: Prosecute Norquist and his GOP minions for treason?
(11-25-2012 03:55 PM)72ptheriot Wrote:  Three seats NLRB without the senate being in recess. A kill list. Violation of free speech with a Internet kill switch. Taking away people's right to a trial. Congress handing over their job to coin and value our money and they handed it to a private company to do it. Really there are examples through out history of all parties dumping on the constitution

Nah, President Obama has not violated the Constitution. And the Congress is a majority Repub. So where is proof that Dems has violated our rights under the Constitution?
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