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National Rottenness

mnellett Wrote: Jul 02, 2012 9:25 AM
Maybe it is time for one of those "torchlight, tar and feather,"type of marches on Washington? It would be kind of fun to reprise the justice of the old days, when justice meant something and it scared the hell out of politicians!
big57 Wrote: Jul 02, 2012 10:30 AM
There is NO Deterrent for these CROOKED politicians, to answer for their ILLEGAL and IMMORAL actions, against the United States and its citizens. What is illegal for the American citizen, is not illegal for the politicians. They are able to use their direct knowledge to pesonally benefit financially, where as citizens will be charged and arrested for the same thing. DOUBLE STANDARDS is acceptable, but must be changed. They must live by the same laws and rules as all of us!

Congress has inflicted frightful punishments on its members--now you know that.  When they tried Mr. Fairoaks, and a cloud of witnesses proved him to be--well, you know what they proved him to be--and his own testimony and his own confessions gave him the same character, what did Congress do then?....Congress intimated plainly enough, that they considered him almost a stain upon their body; and without waiting ten days, hardly, to think the thing over, they rose up and hurled at him a resolution declaring that they disapproved of his conduct!  Now you know that. –Colonel Beriah Sellers, The Gilded Age, Mark Twain,...