Force Ohio Legislators to Honor the Constitution
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A number of Ohio Representative seek to circumvent not only the constitution but their oath of office which states they will support and defend the constitution by implementing retroactive law in Ohio.
How long are we, the citizens of these United States of America going to stand for politicians gutting our constitution with their lawmaking?
Art I, Sec. 9 -- "No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed."
THE OHIO CONSTITUTION:
Article II, Sec. 28 -- "The general assembly shall have no power to pass retroactive laws..."
THE OATH OF OFFICE CONTAINS:
An individual, except the President, elected or appointed to an office of honor or profit in the civil service or uniformed services, shall take the following oath:
"I, ________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies,...
Those concerned about this proposed legislation can use this petition to send the Representatives a message.
Just six months after having been soundly defeated in the June 2010 Bodyke vs. Ohio Supreme Court ruling, seven Ohio House Representatives have proposed new legislation to retroactively revise Ohio’s sex offender laws to re-capture all offenders who committed crimes before 2008 onto the rolls of the sex offender registry.
Those concerned about this proposed legislation must contact the seven Representatives immediately to express their opposition to this bill. If we are forced to do so Citizens for Change, America seeks to help defeat this latest attempt by the Ohio Legislature to violate the constitutional rights of 30,000 Ohio citizens.
The newly proposed bill, House Bill 77 of the 129th General Assembly would amend and repeal parts of the existing Ohio sex offender statutes to:
“clarify that SORN Law definitions of sexually oriented offenses, child-victim oriented offenses, tier classifications, public registry-qualified juvenile offender registrants, and related terms include the specified offenses regardless of when they were committed and to provide for court reclassification of offenders and delinquent children who committed their sexually oriented offense or child-victim oriented offense prior to January 1, 2008, and had SORN Law duties based on that offense into one of the tier classifications of the current SORN Law.
We seek legal professionals who are willing to engage in a lawsuit against the State of Ohio should this legislation be put into law.
We also still seek legal professionals who are willing to engage in a lawsuit against the State of Ohio regarding the Bodyke Supreme Court ruling of June 2010 for damages of those 30,000 former offenders who were maintained on the sex offender registry 2-1/2 years after they should legally have been removed.
We must collectively hit these legislators squarely in the “front teeth” this time to assure that we do not experience what we experienced between 2008 and 2010.
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