Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

More Charges?

The topic for this Constitution Monday comes from Article I.3.7: "A person removed from office by impeachment proceedings may still be charged, tried, and punished for any civil or criminal violation of the law which led to his impeachment."
This principle provides the Right to the government of prosecution of crimes as well as removal from office. The impeachment process is simply to remove a convicted offender from office and deny further employment with the federal government. This provision states that an impeached individual can also be tried in a court of law for any crimes committed - just like any other citizen.

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