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Tom Cotton 'Corruption Of Blood' Bill Would Convict Family Members Of Iran Sanctions Violators

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Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) on Wednesday introduced legislation that would "automatically" punish family members of people who violate U.S. sanctions against Iran, levying sentences of up to 20 years in prison.

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AWAY AWHILE Cal M (1067)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 3:51 am
Dangerous--sounds like cotton between somebody's ears!

lee e (114)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 6:00 am
Might he similarly suggest the same be applied to racist and hate crimes committed in his red-neck state?
What a despicable excuse for an "American"!

Alexandra R (180)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 7:11 am
They did this kind of thing in the Soviet Union. Looks like the USA is trying to turn Bolshie.

Mike M (40)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 1:40 pm
The Republicans will do anything to cause confusion and hatred to further their masters plan

Louise D (44)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 1:42 pm
So it does look like he is taking a leaf out of the first Chinese emperor's legalist texts so I wonder what he would suggest to do to traitors have them torn apart by horses and massacre their families too? It is either that or he watched too much Star Trek again and thinks the Klingons are cool, true they may have a head like a novelty condom, hair in dire need of a conditioner and no dental plan but they did know how to party. Alternately he is just another Republican jerk they seem to have a hell of a lot of them around at the moment.

Lynn S (235)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 3:39 pm
Well, well. Isn't Cotton a little blessing. Right beside this story in the Huff Post was another "People Getting Dumber? Human Intelligence Has Declined Since Victorian Era, Research Suggests". I guess it is correct, at least when it comes to Republican/Teabagger politicians! By this fool's account, a 10 year old child could go to prison for 20 years for being related to the wrong person. Intelligence Committee? I think not.

Mitchell D (87)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 4:59 pm
Well said, Lynn P.!
I saw that same article in the Huff. post, that Lynn S. refers to, but did not read it.
Did this guy just step out of the 12th century, by way of Rod Serling?

Jason S (50)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 7:15 pm
Good posting, thanks

Past Member (0)
Friday May 24, 2013, 12:54 am
The Republican Party in the US comes over as a bunch of crazies.I wonder who picks their candidates for election.If anything they and their supporters need locking up for the benefit of the sane citizens of the US.There is quite often a division of opinion in any family when it comes to political belief and that is allowed in a democratic state.To punish one person for the sins of another without proof of their involvement in the crime is in it's self a greater crime.

Anna U (256)
Friday May 24, 2013, 4:51 am
Noted, thank you Cal!

paul m (93)
Friday May 24, 2013, 4:54 am


Kerrie G (116)
Friday May 24, 2013, 5:13 am
Noted, thanks.

Ro H (0)
Friday May 24, 2013, 5:19 am

Robert K (31)
Friday May 24, 2013, 7:08 am
I must have missed the law that requires Republicans to have an IQ lower than 90 in order to be elected?

I've found that if some bill is introduced which is totally insane you don't even to see the r or d in front of the sponsor's name, it's always r.

Robert K (31)
Friday May 24, 2013, 7:11 am
Anyone else notice the resemblance to that other sub human twit Paul Ryan?

Robert K (31)
Friday May 24, 2013, 7:12 am
Does that mean that the Rumsfeld family should be imprisoned for dealing illegally with Iraq?

. (0)
Friday May 24, 2013, 9:48 am
They want a return to the Bush days of the fascist state. Them no like their socialist cousins who are in power.

. (0)
Friday May 24, 2013, 9:49 am
Why Robert; what a wonderful idea.

Lloyd H (46)
Wednesday May 29, 2013, 12:03 pm
Well, it could have been interesting as Koch Industries, yup the Koch Brothers, are know to have and quite probably still are violating the US Sanctions against doing business with Iran.
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