So.... Exactly Where IS The Bar At ??
I got an e-mail earlier this week, and it piqued an interest in me... It goes like this:
NBA OR NFL?
36 have been accused of spousal abuse
7 have been arrested for fraud
19 have been accused of writing bad checks
117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses
3 have done time for assault
71, repeat 71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit
14 have been arrested on drug-related charges
8 have been arrested for shoplifting
21 currently are defendants in lawsuits and
84 have been arrested for drunk driving in the last year
Can you guess which organization this is? NBA or NFL ? Give up yet? . . Scroll down.
Neither, it's the 535 members of the United States Congress. The same group of idiots that crank out hundreds of new laws each year designed to keep the rest of us in line. You gotta pass this one on! AND THEY JUST VOTED THEMSELVES A $15,000 PER MONTH PENSION FOR LIFE AFTER SERVING ONLY ONE TERM IN CONGRESS !!!
Now, after reading this, my first thought was "is this true?". So, I did a little research. This basically an e-mail made in 1999. Who wrote it is unknown to me, but most sites dispute the accuracy, mainly because they use terms like 'accused' and 'alleged', and worst of all - not one congressman was mentioned. Not exactly a hard hitting accusation, is it?
It is pretty hard to believe that one of every five congressmen were stopped for drunnk driving in a single year. My first question is, knowing that Jim Clyburn does love his Jack Daniels and Diet Coke, was he one of them? The amazing part of it all is that IT DOESN'T MATTER, BECAUSE CONGRESSMEN CAN'T BE ARRESTED FOR DWI'S IN DC......
Sad, but true. Don't believe me? It's in the Constitution.. As read in Article 1, Section6, "They shall in all cases, except treason, felony and breach of the peace, be priviledged from arrest during their attendance at the session of their respective houses, and in going to and returning from the same." Gary McLeod would be proud of me....
Essentially, they are bulletproof from prosecution for it. Remember that Kennedy who got all stoned on Ambien and nearly ran over the Capitol Hill guards because he was so whacked out? Ever notice that he wasn't charged? That's why.....
Why does the law exist? It's a little known codicile in the Faber constitution that gives the Dean unlimited power in times of campus emergency. Wait , that's from Animal House....... It's a copy of English Parliamentary Privilege, which was designed to keep members from being stopped by opponents to vote by getting them wasted on the way to the House. Yeah, it sounds pretty stupid to me too. But , this is part of what our country was built on. Not perfect, but it somehow works.
As far as copying English Law, I would like to quote History Expert, Jeff Spicoli...."Like, we left England because their rules were bogus... But if we don't make a different set of rules, and fast... well then, we'll just be bogus too." Well said, Bud....