Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution

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 share it.
 
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 (such as being exempt from any fear of prosecution for sexual harassment) while ordinary citizens must live under those laws.  The latest was 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.
 
The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 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 that you forward this to everyone you know; in turn, ask each of them 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."