Sunday, March 6, 2011
No Government Employees
The topic for this Constitution Monday comes from Article I.6.2, "No person employed in the United States government may at the same time serve as a Senator or member of the House of Representatives." This provision was carried over from Article V of the Articles of Confederation and guaranteed that American citizens would have representatives independent of both the executive and judicial branches of government. This constitutional principle prevents and/or minimizes bribery, corruption, and intrigues.