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Thread: Should we have a congressional disability amendment?

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    Re: Should we have a congressional disability amendment?

    They are already mentally disabled, so if it were a law they'd just all stick their hands out.

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    Re: Should we have a congressional disability amendment?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Well - wouldn't that be a state's issue anyway?
    Such an amendment could demand that the state government come up with a provision. I mean after all we went a long time until the 25th Amendment regarding presidential disability was written. But it became important enough to amend to the Constitution so that not even federal law could be rewritten as the time demands.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Should we have a congressional disability amendment?

    Lets have an amendment to ban sale of guns to mentally ill teabaggers and we won't need to have this discussion.
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    Re: Should we have a congressional disability amendment?

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    Lets have an amendment to ban sale of guns to mentally ill teabaggers and we won't need to have this discussion.
    Or mandated condom distribution to sexually active adults with your genetic disposition

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    Re: Should we have a congressional disability amendment?

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    Lets have an amendment to ban sale of guns to mentally ill teabaggers and we won't need to have this discussion.
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    If you want to be exposed for the lies and smear that you are spreading here, we can do that in another thread.
    Welfare (Food Stamps, WIC, etc...) are not entitlements. They are taxpayer funded handouts and shouldn't be called entitlements at all. Social Security and Veteran's benefits are 'Entitlements' because the people receiving them are entitled to them. They were earned and paid for by the recipients.

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    Re: Should we have a congressional disability amendment?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh_Akston View Post
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    If you want to be exposed for the lies and smear that you are spreading here, we can do that in another thread.
    And what thread would that be? i really want to discuss loughner.
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    Re: Should we have a congressional disability amendment?

    First of all shame on all of you for calling her disabled. None of you are doctors that have examined her so you can't say she is mentally disabled. There's no reason for the congresswoman to give up her seat. Its a democracy and we only elect representative for 2 year terms. If her constituents feel they are being underrepresented they can vote for someone else.
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    Re: Should we have a congressional disability amendment?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hare View Post
    Or mandated condom distribution to sexually active adults with your genetic disposition
    I'm all for that govt distributing condoms. I thought conservatives opposed contraception let alone the govt subsidizing it.
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    Re: Should we have a congressional disability amendment?

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    First of all shame on all of you for calling her disabled. None of you are doctors that have examined her so you can't say she is mentally disabled. There's no reason for the congresswoman to give up her seat. Its a democracy and we only elect representative for 2 year terms. If her constituents feel they are being underrepresented they can vote for someone else.
    It's not that she is or isn't mentally disabled. Rather, she is disabled in such a way so that she cannot discharge her powers or duties as a member of Congress. She has missed 98% of the votes in the House this year. This is because she was shot and has been recuperating and in physical therapy and has been too busy to perform the functions of a Representative.

    That is the issue right now.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Should we have a congressional disability amendment?

    If Giffords does give up her congressional seat, that's winning for the folks who called for her to be in the "crosshares," isn't it? Although, as a state issue, it's too bad she can't have an appointee from her office sit in for her. And, yes, she is now disabled, physically, but not mentally. Her brain is still intelligent, but her speech and movement are having to re-route, from what I understand.
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