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How to Fix Congress

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 each addressee to forward this email 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 do.

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 1/1/11. 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.

Please pass this post on to someone else. Maybe it is time.


Categories: Political
  1. Amy Lindsay
    February 10, 2011 at 10:47 am

    sent it to 20+

    We the people of these United States….

  2. David
    February 11, 2011 at 9:39 am

    So do we “repay evil with evil” when we force our public servants to take benefits that aren’t exactly the most beneficial benefits to offer employees? Just wondering. Is there a more “win-win” vision to encourage voters to consider when giving a choice in which to vote into legislation? Granted these are all great ideas, except maybe the ones that actually might try to “hurt someone” into seeing how others may feel.

    When we teach the good-news, we encourage others in the promise God made to all of mankind that He loved us, loves us, and will love us, and we get to love Him. And so we are ordered to love one another. If we make legislation out of an angry voice and “force” an unnecessary evil in even one facet of what can be a great movement, then we are missing the point of what possibilities lie in the hope of love that is offered in Christ when we act in obedience.

    Serving in Congress can be an honor and a career, and a positive voice to encourage positive change can be a positive way to encourage the body of Christ to exemplify living in “the way.”

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