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Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution

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  1. CHAINSAW

    CHAINSAW New Member

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    Governors of 35 states have already 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.

    An idea whose time has come.

    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 while ordinary citizens must live under those laws. The latest is to exempt themselves from the Healthcare Reform that is being considered... 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. This is a good way to do that. It is an idea whose time has come.

    Have each person contact 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 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 ."
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    Gipper Well-Known Member

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    Excellent idea. Will do it.

    But, you state we do not have an elite who is above the law, when in fact, we do. I know what your point is. We need to stop this elite now before it is too late.

    And actually a Constitutional Convention might not be a bad idea either. We could throw out the current Federal government altogether and return it to its rightful place as a very small limited operation constrained by the true meaning of the Constitution.
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    dahermit New Member

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    One should have learned in school that it is not necessary to convene a constitutional convention to propose/add an amendment.
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    Little-Acorn Well-Known Member

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    So if Congress votes to raise its pay by 10%, that means we all must get a 10% raise?

    Takes care of that silly amendment, I believe....

    I certainly sympathize with the sentiments behind your proposed amendment, and can even go for a version of the first half of it.

    But you really need to think these things through, at least a little.

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