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Let citizens sue government workers directly for misconduct.

Let citizens sue government workers directly for misconduct.

The way to control this epidemic of government law-breaking is to allow citizen victims to sue, and legislate personally liability for bureaucrats guilty of willfully illegal conduct.

I agree. If a government bureaucrat breaks the law and no one in the government does anything about it, allowing them to get off without punishment, then the American citizen who was harmed by that illegal activity should have the right to sue that bureaucrat directly. This is how the law applies in every other venue of society. Why should government workers be exempt from the liability of their actions?

Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

 
Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

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4 comments

  • Pzatchok

    I agree.

    If a police officer can be sued for misconduct why not a member of the IRS?

    We would have to exempt elected officials though, otherwise this will be used as a weapon to keep any disliked politician of the opposing party constantly in court.

    Imagine every political non profit taking everyone they do not like to court for the next 20 years. Using foreign donations to do their dirty work.

  • Don

    It is no big deal to agencies, as when the IRS agreed to a $50,000.00 fine recently, when the taxpayers are on the hook. Personal liability is necessary, and long overdue.

  • Pzatchok

    That was an agency.

    We are talking individual people. Who get no government funded lawyers.

    This is one reason why the president can not be personally sued until he leaves office. Such as in the case of a car accident or something similar.

    Appointed officials would fall under the prosecution of the house or senate along with elected officials.

    But low level employees should be capable of being sued.
    It would keep them from doing something illegal thinking that their position will protect them. Such as if Lois Lerner ordered a few people to investigate conservative groups with no evidence of wrong doing first. The employee knows that is wrong and knows they could be prosecuted for following those orders. Thus they wouldn’t do it. Even under threat of loosing their jobs.
    It would in fact give them a bigger reason to report any manager making those orders.

    Knowing this even the scummy managers wouldn’t risk giving those orders for fear that the lowest level employee could turn them in.

  • Edward

    “We would have to exempt elected officials though, otherwise this will be used as a weapon to keep any disliked politician of the opposing party constantly in court.”

    There were those who already did that to Sarah Palin.

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