"they often exempt themselves from their decisions"
That's what I thought during the recent ridiculous passage of a law explicitly stating federal elected officials couldn't engage in insider trading. It was already illegal; it was only under discussion so Congress could give the appearance of caring about ethics. If they really wanted to show the people that ethics were important, they'd stop exempting themselves from so much of their legislation. Let's start with autodialers during campaign season, then move on to their use of military medical facilities that other civilians can't access.
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