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With all the discussion in the US concerning budget cuts, especially in the areas of the social safety net such as Medicare, Social Security, so on, it's amazing that not one single member of the US Congress has addressed the issue of their own entitlements.
US politicians are making a huge stink about how we're going to go broke if we don't reel in the expense of programs that've helped take care of American citizens over the years. So while they devise ways of taking away programs that will help the average American with life in their later years, programs we've been paying into all of our working lives, none of the same entitlement programs that members of Congress enjoys are on the chopping block.
I received this email from a friend with a request to help circulate the idea of a 28th Amendment to the US Constitution that will make it the law of the land, that whatever Congress does that benefits their members, the same shall apply to the American people.
No one has been able to explain to me why young men and women serve in the U.S. Military for 20 years, risking their lives protecting freedom, and only get 50% of their pay. While politicians hold their political positions in the safe confines of the capital, protected by these same men and women, and receive full pay retirement after serving one term. It just does not make any sense.
Monday on Fox news they learned that the staffers of Congress family members are exempt from having to pay back student loans. This will get national attention if other news networks will broadcast it.
When you add this to the below, just where will all of it stop?
· 35 States file lawsuit against the Federal Government
· Governors of 35 states have filed suit against the Federal Government for imposing unlawful burdens upon them. It only takes 38 (of the 50) States to convene a Constitutional Convention.
This will take less than thirty seconds to read. If you agree, please pass it on.
This is an idea that we should address.
For too long we have been too complacent about the workings of Congress. Many citizens had no idea that members of Congress could retire with the same pay after only one term, that they specifically exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed (such as being exempt from any fear of prosecution for sexual harassment) while ordinary citizens must live under those laws.
The latest is to exempt themselves from the Healthcare Reform... in all of its forms.
Somehow, that doesn't seem logical. We do not have an elite that is above the law. I truly don't care if they are Democrat, Republican, Independent or whatever. The self-serving must stop.
If each person that receives this will forward it on to 20 people, in three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message.. This is one proposal that really should be passed around.
Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution: "Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States."
You are one of my 20.
I applaud you Charles and this sort of idea has been pitched before.
However, it's time to get realistic about what is really going on in our government. It isn't a government anymore.It's become what the Founding Fathers feared it would be. A militarized entity that is controlled by foreign banks and interests.
It's no longer a nation of laws but a nation of "Lawyers". They're not going to cut their throats by putting ethical protocols on themselves.
Basically we're living a lie and that lie is being uncovered too fast for the criminals to keep up with. So now we have security up the whazoo to make sure we can't defend ourselves.
We have 24/7 surveillance now. Privacy is almost to an end. Not for our protection but to make sure we don't stand up and fight.
We've got a train wreck of an infrastructure because so much crime in industry, politics, and higher institutions has been going on for 100 years.
So don't hold your breath waiting for Congressional parity it's not going to happen. Lawyers have been making the laws and as long as that happens we're screwed.
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