Monday, June 28, 2010

Viral emails: creating a 29th Amendment to the Constitution

The following email is one of those forwards that is going around lately. The reader is asked to pass it on to 20 more people, and so on.

I normally ignore forwards but this one is an interesting subject so I thought I’d pass it on to you: 

----- Original Message -----

From: LLOYD Evans

To: A BOH Communication

Cc: NC House- all members ; ncsenatemembers@ms.ncga.state.nc.us

Sent: Friday, June 25, 2010 6:09 PM

Subject: A constitutional Convention is up to you...if you care for an America that works, LLOYD

I have written my state reps to ask them to draft the wording for a Constitutional Convention, and aside from this 28th Amendment proposal (below), I want a 29th. Amendment to our Constitution: One-term-for-life amendment in the federal house or senate. 

Our federal representatives are being extorted with "If you don't vote the way we want you to...." by unions of all stripes and being paid for by other special interests groups. It is time to get the citizen back into doing their civic duties: Two years in the house in your lifetime; 6 years in the senate. We already have limits on the Office of the President so I can see no reason for not imposing them on the federal legislative bodies.

I’m fatigued with modest income representatives being elected to office only to see them retire as millionaires - how'd that happen folks? Examples: Clinton and Obama a soon-to-be-zillionaire. The name list is endless, it includes scores of those from all parties.

But YOU have to bang on the doors of your state's General Assemblies to get that ball rolling. 28th amendment not withstanding and a 29th.

              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 ."

So what do you think? Is this a good idea?

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