Congress exempts itself from (1):

  • Whistleblower Protections
  • Health and Safety Probes
  • Keeping Workplace Records
  • Prosecution for Retaliating Against Employees
  • Posting Notices of Workers' Rights
  • Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Retaliation Training
  • The Freedom of Information Act

When CBS News reported in 2011 that members of Congress weren’t prohibited from insider trading, Congress moved swiftly. President Obama signed a law banning it within six months of the broadcast.  And then 2 years later, after the 2012 election cycle, Congress quietly rolled back the insider trading rules for itself. (2)

In 2015 an Oklahoma State Representative introduced a Bill which would prohibit Oklahoma’s district attorneys from prosecuting state officials, granting that power exclusively to the state’s Attorney General. This would exempt lawmakers from prosecution of nearly any crimes that are normally handled at the local level (3). Another headline states, "Senator Wants DUI Charges Dismissed Citing that Lawmakers are "Privileged from Arrest"(4). Who do these people think they are?  WE THE PEOPLE DERIVE THEIR POWER FORM THE CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED

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