Posted 11 years ago on Nov. 28, 2011, 11:03 a.m. EST by Denofearth
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he 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months and 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971...before computers, before e-mail, before cell phones, etc.
Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less to become the law of the land...all because of public pressure.
I'm asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise.
In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around.
Congressional Reform Act of 2011
- Term Limits. 12 years only, one of the possible options below. A. Two six-year Senate terms B. Six two-year House Terms C. One six-year Senate term and three two-year House terms
2. No Tenure / No Pension.
A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.
3.Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.
All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people.
4.Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.
5.Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
6.Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
- Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.
8.All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/12.
The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen. Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves.
Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.
LET'S FIX CONGRESS!!!!! If you agree, pass it on. If not, just delete. You are one of my 20+. Please keep it going. If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S. ) to receive the message. Maybe it is time.
This Message was forwarded to me by an FaceBook friend, whom i also have the privilege to have met here in the Reno, Nv area. He is also a musician and he is making a statement here...That should make Total sense to All Americans! It certainly does to me! And it's Waaay past time to "Present it" to Washington, DC and to the sycophants that have "Become" our Governing body! I hope you will take the time, as i have to foll Tony's suggestion!
God bless you all and God Bless America! Brad Templin agreeing with Tony Savage, both Americans; Tired of having Congress feel that they are "Above the rest of US".