This is exactly my reaction and I'm glad to see that the second post in this thread is what I would have posted if I had seen it earlier.
I haven't read the rest of this thread yet (12 pages...I don't know if I will), but as far as I'm concerned, there's really nothing more to be said except...what comes around, goes around.
-I don't trust a man who talks about ethics when he's picking my pocket.- Time Enough For Love - Robert A Heinlein
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Did anyone expect Congress, especially a Republican Congress, not to act like very evil children after anon a hundred years of doing the same?
If you notice something good in yourself, give credit to God, not to yourself, but be certain the evil you commit is always your own and yours to acknowledge.
The Logan Act was passed to prevent congress from interfering in negotiations with the French government in 1799. It's pretty analogous to what the Senators did, and it's a law passed by our founding fathers.
But violating the Logan act is not the same thing as treason. The punishment for treason can be death. The punishment for violating the Logan act varies from fines to no more than three years in prison. I think a fine or censure is called for.
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
are you going to argue that US Senators acting in their official capacity do not have the authority of the United States?... I'd rethink that premise, if i were you.Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply himself, or his agent, to any foreign government, or the agents thereof, for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects.
1 Stat. 613, January 30, 1799, codified at 18 U.S.C. § 953 (2004).
the Logan act was meant to prevent private citizens, without authority of the united states, from undermining negotiations