Proposed 28th Amendment – Received this from my Cousin Bob in Chicago…

I think thus us a good one… I don’t know who put this out originally, but I’m glad Bob sent it along.

This makes  sense…. which is why we need to drive it.

For too long we have been complacent about the workings of Congress.  Many citizens had no idea that (1) Congress members could retire with the same pay after only one term; (2) that they didn’t pay into Social Security; and (3) that they specifically exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed (such as being exempt from fear of prosecution for sexual harassment.  Congress’s latest game is to exempt themselves from the Healthcare Reform Bill that is being considered.  Somehow, this doesn’t seem logical.  We do not have an elite that is above the law.

I truly don’t care if members of Congress are Democrat, Republican, Independent, liberal, conservative, progressive or whatever.  The self-serving must stop. The below-listed proposed 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution would do that. This is an idea whose time has come.

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 Representatives; and Congress shall make no law that applies  to the Senators and Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States .”

This is fair, to the point and non-partisan.  Who could be against it?

Congress, that’s who.

Each person receiving this is asked to forward it to a minimum of 20 people in their Address Book (using the Bcc: option) and ask each of them to do likewise.  In 3 days every person in the United States will have received the message.  Thanks for doing this, and thanks for contacting your congressperson and telling him or her you support this effort.

OK… I’ve passed this on to you (hope there are 20 of you this morning)… Now you can pass it on as well.

About btchakir

Retired Theatre Producer, Graphic Designer, Usability Tester and General Troubleshooter with a keen interest in Politics and The Stage. Currently heard on WSHC, 89.7 FM (on line at and occasionally dabbling in Community Theatre.

Posted on February 6, 2010, in Congress, editorial, Legal, Politics, Word from Bill and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. As much as I can understand right now, I think you’re right!

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