"An officer or candidate who knowingly benefits from political fraud […]
not excluding by speech or debate on the floor,
will forfeit the office."
will be true and accurate."
Fraud is committed when money is impacted by false or misleading statements.
Political fraud has evaded prosecution by claiming no financial interest is involved in voting,
which is not accurate (for starters, office-holders' salaries are paid by the public).
Amendment I doesn’t protect fraud.
No one has a Constitutional right to spend their money committing a crime.
Misleading the public by titling or describing Acts of Congress, the Executive, the Judiciary or a state
to create a false appearance of their effect
can expend the public's money on things we never intended to pay for.
“Congress shall make no law
[...] abridging [...] the right of the people […]
to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Members of Congress can be prosecuted for political fraud.
The Speech or Debate clause is checked when a law is passed by means of fraud
because fraud abridges our ability to petition the Government for redress of grievances:
we can’t know we have a grievance when the information provided about the bill is false or misleading.
Speech or debate in Congress can’t be exempt from Amendment I's protection of the right to self-govern.
An immunity, a granted thing, is always checked by abutting an inalienable right.
Article I’s Journals clause and its Statements and Accounts clause,
discussed in this proposal’s Section 1, support this:
the right to self-governance information requires truth and accuracy.
Since false or misleading statements may not be certified or funded in the first place,
precise wording, etc., will be required.
It’s not necessary to prove any effect.
Candidate knowledge of fraud can be made easy to determine.
Since candidates will not want to be accused of knowing of fraud or coercion,
they will be the first to point out inaccuracies.
Any sacrifice involving an inalienable right such as speech must be seriously considered.