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Originally posted by links234
I guess I'm just crazy for thinking some of these ideas are blatantly obvious and don't need to be made into an additional amendment;
No Act of Congress may be made that is knowingly in violation of the United States Constitution and it's Amendments
Isn't that a given?
Originally posted by sporkmonster
Originally posted by fraterormus
Forgive me if I may seem naive, but I'm not aware of any law passed by an Act of Congress that Congresspersons are exempt from. Feel free to correct me if I am wrong, but the Law is for All. Our lawmakers are already held to the same Code of Law that they enact for the rest of us. Although there may be distinctions and benefits to Social Standing, they are still legally accountable to the same Laws. "
Basically, a Congressman can not be arrested while in transit to a session of Congress.
It was to protect Congressmen from being restrained from attending a vote, thus possibly changing the outcome of the vote.
It is to protect the voice of the citizens being represented.