I believe that this congress, by failing to deal with the sequester has, by definition, committed jointly and severally the crime of criminal negligence.
- crime of harming somebody or something: the crime of causing injury or harm to a person or property as the result of doing something or failing to provide a proper or reasonable level of care.
By definition, the CONgress failed to provide a proper level of care which has resulted in arbitrary cuts totaling $85 Billion dollars. However, it goes without saying that these cuts are really damages to people and properties in the form of loss wages, idling of resources, and cuts to social programs.
I would wonder what would happen if citizens, especially in commonwealth states would bring charges of criminal negligence? Why commonwealth states? In commonwealth states all power resides originally in the people, and being derived from them, the several magistrates and officers of government, vested with authority, whether legislative, executive, or judicial, are their substitutes and agents, and are at all times accountable to them. This means that ordinary citizens can present evidence to a local DA or SAG and demand a grand jury be convened. If the Grand Jury would follow the rules of law, the charge of criminal negligence against all members of CONgress is evident, which would require the Grand Jury to issue indictments and arrest warrants for those so indicted.
I wonder if there are any unemployed or under-employed young lawyers out there that are activists that would evaluate the feasibility of such actions. I think we could all appreciate the effect ONE successful indictment would cause in the beltway bubble.
Just a Hee-Hee thought.