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  •  Totally Unconstitutional and AntiChristian (4+ / 0-)

    "Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) on Wednesday introduced legislation that would "automatically" punish family members of people who violate U.S. sanctions against Iran, levying sentences of up to 20 years in prison."

    This punishment is "tainture of the blood" and forbidden by the Constitution.

    Cotton has apparently gone over from Republican Jesus worship, since the founder of that religion specifically forbade punishing the sins of the father upon the son.

    But his proposal surely shows how describing Republicans as "batshit crazy" is an insult to the excrement of flying mammals.

    We can have change for the better.

    by phillies on Fri May 24, 2013 at 12:46:52 PM PDT

    •  Indeed, "corruption of blood". (2+ / 0-)

      It's rather shocking that we've had to start talking about some of the oldest prohibitions in our Constitution, such as the prohibitions against "corruption of blood", "bills of attainder", and suspension of habeas corpus.

      We have to talk about it because we have nasty people in power who are trying to revive all those medieval evils.  It's a horrible regression to even have to think about such things.  What's next, refighting the question of slavery?  Quite likely.

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