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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 Three?"

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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