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April 29, 2013
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Letter: Make politicians carry Constitutional Malpractice Insurance

Make politicos carry insurance

Constitutional liberty malpractice insurance should be required. After observing the behavior of our liberal elected state and federal officials while in office, I seem to detect a concern on their part that any type of misbehavior by citizens that could even remotely injure others should require some type of tax and or liability insurance to reimburse those who may be injured.

Example: requiring law abiding non-criminal citizens to obtain liability insurance for each legal firearm they own.

Exploring this theme further and observing their quest to “out-radical” the conduct of other politicians while in office, I propose that all elected officials who have the ability to write, co-write, sponsor, support, direct or advise any type of proposed legislation must be required to carry at their personal expense, not using taxpayer money, a $100 million Constitutional liability malpractice insurance policy to protect the citizens they represent.

Upon the attempt to abridge, corrupt, destroy, deny or re-legislate any of our Constitutional rights, a claim may be filed by any citizen affected by this legislative malpractice, requiring reimbursement and punitive monetary damages against the offending legislator.

Since the answer to every issue in the eyes of a politician is a tax, I consider this quid pro quo.

Elected officials’ actions have the potential to bankrupt, destroy, restrict, constrain and over-tax citizens of this country. Their misbehavior with their pens, pencils, or laptops has the propensity to create far more damage than any single gun owner and the damage is not only to citizens themselves, but to their children, their savings, their homes, their retirements and their jobs.

If the legislators feel like this is a restriction on their First Amendment rights, then they know how I feel about their legislation restricting my Second Amendment rights.

Dave Haskins

Roseburg


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