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Monday News: “Rise of the Roypublicans”; GOP Tax Bill “exacerbates every important problem it claims to address”; “Pipeline not worth cost to Virginians”

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by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, December 11.

  • bluevirginia

    The following are the amendments to the U.S. constitution Roy Moore wants to repeal

    11th Makes states immune from suits from out-of-state citizens and foreigners not living within the state borders; lays the foundation for sovereign immunity.
    12th Revises presidential election procedures.
    13th Abolishes slavery, and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime.
    14th Defines citizenship, contains the Privileges or Immunities Clause, the Due Process Clause, the Equal Protection Clause, and deals with post–Civil War issues.
    15th Prohibits the denial of the right to vote based on race, color or previous condition of servitude.
    16th Permits Congress to levy an income tax without apportioning it among the states or basing it on the United States Census.
    17th Establishes the direct election of United States Senators by popular vote.
    18th Prohibited the manufacturing or sale of alcohol within the United States.
    (Repealed December 5, 1933, via 21st Amendment.)
    19th Prohibits the denial of the right to vote based on sex.
    20th Changes the date on which the terms of the President and Vice President (January 20) and Senators and Representatives (January 3) end and begin.
    21st Repeals the 18th Amendment and makes it a federal offense to transport or import intoxicating liquors into US states and territories where such transport or importation is prohibited by the laws of those states and territories.
    22nd Limits the number of times that a person can be elected president: a person cannot be elected president more than twice, and a person who has served more than two years of a term to which someone else was elected cannot be elected more than once.
    23rd Grants the District of Columbia electors (the number of electors being equal to the least populous state) in the Electoral College.
    24th Prohibits the revocation of voting rights due to the non-payment of a poll tax or any other tax.
    25th Addresses succession to the Presidency and establishes procedures both for filling a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, as well as responding to Presidential disabilities.
    26th Prohibits the denial of the right of US citizens, eighteen years of age or older, to vote on account of age.
    27th Delays laws affecting Congressional salary from taking effect until after the next election of representatives.

  • Southern Liberal
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