Congress Loves Rules for You – Not So Much for Themselves

March 18, 2010 at 08:45 (General Stupidity, News)

Why not? Because they’re above that sort of thing of course. They’re the elites, and the elites are too good to be bothered with the things that we have to be bothered with. The elites rule you and think for you so you don’t have to – but being able to think on their own of course they have no need for such rules. That’s why the sorry conditions of the masses in Cuba, North Korea, and previously the Soviet Union, are not reflected in the leadership. Cause they’re better than you. That’s what it boils down to.

U.S. Capitol Police officers say they need more backing from their leaders to stop congressional staffers who insist on bypassing metal detectors when entering the Capitol with lawmakers.

Several officers, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told The Hill that without a written directive of the policy, they’re left to face bullying staffers and intimidating lawmakers who have been known to file complaints against the officers. The staffers have accused them of discourteous treatment after being stopped and directed to the magnetometers.

The officers say the directive must come from either Capitol Police Chief Phillip Morse or the House Sergeant at Arms Bill Livingood and must outline the screening protocol. That would give officers a reference point when lawmakers attempt to have their staff bypass security screening points leading into the Capitol.

“I don’t mind doing the job — just give me the tools to do it,” said one officer, who asked that his name not be used.

Last week The Hill reported that Capitol Police have violated security protocol by not stopping and screening every staffer through metal detectors when he or she has entered the Capitol, according to Livingood’s testimony before a House panel.

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