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Constitutional FAQ Answer #52

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Q52. “Could you explain what is meant by ‘but no
attainder of treason shall work corruption of blood…’ as stated in Section

A. It means that your offspring cannot be held accountable for your
treasonable actions. Basically, they wanted to ensure that the acts of one
person did not taint (at least in a legal sense) the rest of his family.

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