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  •  Inspired by the olympics: (1+ / 0-)
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    Lawmaker on any team, red or blue, who votes for a law that is later found to be unconstitutional gets a penalty of one month in the penalty box.

    Someone please propose such an order. Maybe then they'll start acting like grownups.

    Dissolve Israel; stop distinguishing between jew and non-jew in Palestine.

    by high5 on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 04:25:51 AM PST

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    •  Thing is, we're painted into a strange corner (0+ / 0-)

      For much of history corruption of politics has not been due to bribes but the threats.

      We've spent over two centuries insulating our lawmakers from being bullied (even by lawsuits) when acting in the presumptive public trust.

      Suffice to say, we might have gone a bit overboard with the practice...

    •  It would only deter if you attached a fee or loss (0+ / 0-)

      of pay as $ and Gawd are all they see...

      For those abused, war torn and blood-soaked regions of the world: due to our apathy, our need for cheap shit, and our wars on terror and drugs, we apologize for the inconvenience.

      by Penny GC on Fri Feb 21, 2014 at 04:42:25 PM PST

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