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Forum Post: Now here is a REAL objective we should all get behind...pass it on

Posted 11 years ago on Nov. 28, 2011, 11:03 a.m. EST by Denofearth (41)
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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

  1. 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.

  1. 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".



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[-] 1 points by rosewood (543) 11 years ago

We need to launch the economic power of global OWS. We're not because we have yet to be able to displace our ego, personalities and hearts desires into a disciplined, tactically effective coordinated action and target; that would give OWS the economic power that would then generate the respect of congress to move on OWS demands. Until we can submerge our personal selves; and do what will advance OWS as a power house, we may find ourselves spinning in circles, with a 1% still unconvinced.

This empowering action of economic boycotts must be present, for OWS to be seriously considered by corrupt politicians. As in you will do this or we will economically impact your corporate bottom line.

We're still at the stage it seems where we believe they will listen to us, if we come with earnest well thought out proposals and actions. Perhaps it's because we haven't had to deal with a murderous elite and their minions; real tyranny, for centuris; that we keep believing we can give them petitions/proposals and they'll respect and implement them as we wish them to do. Again...when are we going to get real ?

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 11 years ago

unfortunate congress people still have private wealth

[-] 1 points by rosewood (543) 11 years ago

There are so many people on here who propose wonderful and needed actions; but what we don't seem to be consciously dealing with is that we are now in a police state. We have a 1% with their minions in a cordinated attack on all levels against the people. We have a 99% who are largely compliant, and obedient; police and military who to date, support and protect the 1%; a treasonous corrupt sold out mainstream media and congress; a political machine that works like a black hole to absorb, destroy and neutralize the few good people working within the system.

My question remains...how are we going to force this formidable adversary to comply, using peaceful tactics? You're going to present it to Washington, DC ??? Are we ever going to get real before we present these grand proposals ? We need power to make them comply...power.... get real and stop talking about the actions the police state needs to take.

They don't care about our proposals and demands, our petitions. We aren't fully engaging reality here. We need the power of massive economic boycotts and if we can't do that, you can post and present them with a new constitution, and they're going to laugh in you face.

Until we can coordinate massive, unrelenting targeted economic boycotts; and peacefully immobilize this system, which takes millions in the streets like the french are renown for...it's game over.

[-] 1 points by Denofearth (41) 11 years ago

Sadly I am forced to agree with you 100%. I have a friend from France who speaks often of how France would be in very much the same boat we are in BUT during their revolution they took the bloody chop the heads off the wealthy approach, and their 1% has never forgotten. As such the wealthy French gladly support social programs which more effectively level the playing field. Also the French are avid and often violent protesters. When McDonalds sought to cut the french farmers throats by setting up their own corporate farms, the farmers moved in with axes, pitchforks and tractors and tore a few Mickey D's to the ground while the patriotic police stood by watching to make sure no one was hurt, NOT to interfere with their fellow countryman's protests. Wake the %#$@ up #OWS our 1% has absolutely no motivation what so ever to change a damn thing under present circumstances.

[-] 1 points by rosewood (543) 11 years ago

Thank you for sharing this perspective. Will I live to see the day when American police and military will recognize they come from the loins of the 99%, and that it is they who are the enforces of tyranny. Will the American masses ever learn how to acquire power through solidarity; using mass non compliance, economic boycotts and civil disobedience simultaneously....I'm not holding my breath on that one, because it's highly unlikely.

[-] 1 points by Daennera (765) from Griffith, IN 11 years ago

I would just tie pay to CPI and forget the 3%, otherwise in no time you'll only be paying congressmen the equivalent of minimum wage now. No one qualified for the job would be willing to do it for such a pittance. Or peg it to a certain percentage of median income. Say twice the national median income for the previous year is what Congress is paid. Probably a preferable idea as they will have some incentive to raise that number then.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 11 years ago

Get the money out first!!!!!!!

Then we can re-examine things like term limits.

[-] 1 points by AFarewellToKings (1486) 11 years ago

These types of good suggestions should be incorporated into the #3 and #4 items on the suggested list of grievances in the 99% Declaration.


[-] 1 points by kingscrosssection (314) 11 years ago

Agreed on all of this. However, I've been saying this stuff for 3 weeks

[-] 0 points by ronjj (-241) 11 years ago

Nothing in that post that I cannot in some way support. Now we are getting somewhere.

Check out New Mexico State Government set up for more information. Representatives are paid stipends for days in session, meet only on specified or specially called days, and are really citizen legislators.