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Do we need a 28th Amendment to the COTUS?

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by bigdogtx, Jan 10, 2010.

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  1. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

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    " For too long we have been too complacent about the workings of Congress. Many citizens had no idea that Congress members could retire with the same pay after only one term, that they didn't pay into Social Security, 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 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.


    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 "."
     
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    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    Yes...

    I'd take is a bit further and broaden the scope to read something like "members of the Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches of the federal government". This way aids and other ancillary personnel are also included...

    Jay
     
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    So bigdog how do we get this movement started? I'm all for it. Bulge
     
  4. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

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    Bulge,,,,it would have to be ratified by the states, so it would start as a petition drive, added to the ballots and then voted on,,,,

    or it would have to be proposed by congress, then sent to the states to vote on it,,,,ratified and signed by the POTUS and then voted on by the states,,,,well we always have the first way....
     
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