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1) What did those swamp rats do on October 11, 1996?

***CONSEQUENCES FOR VIOLATING CONGRESSIONAL OATH OF OFFICE NEUTERED EDITION***
@BenKTallmadge @BasedBasterd @almostjingo @AllRiseAmerica @909946zill @HousatonicITS
2) 5 U.S.C. 3331, provides the text of the actual oath of office members of Congress are required to take before assuming office.
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3) 5 U.S.C. 3333 requires members of Congress sign an affidavit that they have taken the oath of office required by 5 U.S.C. 3331 (⬆️2⃣) and have not or will not violate that oath of office during their tenure of office as defined by the third part of the law...
3) Bored AF so far reading this thread? Stay with me this is serious.
4) 5 U.S.C. 7311 DEFINES ↪️what violates the oath↩️
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5) 18 U.S.C. 1918 ↪️provides penalties↩️ for violation of oath office described in 5 U.S.C. 7311 (⬆️4⃣) which used to be a ↪️FELONY↩️

What happened October 11, 1996?
6) 10/11/1996—Pub. L. 104–294 substituted ‘‘fined under this title’’ for ‘‘fined ↪️not more than $1,000↩️’’ in concluding provisions.

The words ‘‘shall be guilty of a felony’’ are ↪️omitted↩️
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7) con't

So what does that mean? Instead of facing a felony, at worst removed from office, a year and jail and pay $1,000. In short, no real consequences.
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8) 18 USC Ch. 93: PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES
From Title 18—CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I—CRIMES
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9) Worth noting the dates and what was amended within #8 above and #9 below for Timeline Lovers (#TimelinesMatter #CitationsMatter)
9) 18 USC Ch. 31: EMBEZZLEMENT AND THEFT
From Title 18—CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE PART I—CRIMES
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