Monday, September 12, 2011

The proposed 28th Amendment: some information

Earlier today, I received this from my very best friend that I have known for about 20 years and I consider my brother, Rob Walters. I thought it made sense, in part, so I decided to share it and hope that you find it as partially true as I do. Rob had stated that he did not know where it originated, as he received it as an email. I have posted it exactly as it was shared with me.

Unfortunately, lists this as "Mostly false" for several reasons and The World According to Opa notes some interesting views on the subject as well.

As always, you should do some research before passing along a chain email.


Edward G. McKeown

 The 28th Amendment - Please read and pass along

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.

 If you think these are good ideas, I'm asking each addressee to  forward this 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 can.

 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.

 7. 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.

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