The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests. – Patrick Henry – I have totally cleaned this e-mail from all other names, sending it to you in hopes you will keep it going and keep it clean. This is something I will fight for and I hope you all read it all the way through. You will be glad you did. The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-old’s) took only 3 months and 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. 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. No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.
2. Congress (past, present and 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. It may not be used for any other purpose.
3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.
4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.
7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/2012. 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. If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S. ) to receive the message. Maybe it’s time. THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!!!!!
Damnit I am sooo sick of the stupidity of my fellow Americans. We had 8 years of High Crimes and Misdemeanors, War Crimes, A Financial Meltdown, Outed Spies, The Twin Towers,,,etc etc etc. And once things look like they might, possibly, have a chance of turning around with a new President and control of both of the Houses, what do the American people do? Why put the crooks, thieves, liars and criminals back into power of course!! Stupidity. Just saw an interview with Boehner and he is still spewing the lie that we have the best health care system in the world and “Obamacare” is going to ruin that. Unbelievable. Does no one in the GOP no how to use google? Do they think that no one else knows how? Here: http://www.photius.com/rankings/world_health_systems.html and http://www.photius.com/rankings/healthranks.html and http://www.who.int/healthinfo/paper30.pdf Now I know that some of you will point out that the new report from the World Health Organization is due out next month and that these figures are from 10 years but I would argue that it has not gotten SO much better to raise us much above the rank of 37. 37!!! How in the FUCKING BLOODY HELL is that even remotely “the best health care system in the world”??? And Boehner’s whole issue is to repeal “Obamacare”, the one thing that could help. Smart Johnny Boy Tanned Jerk. Morons surround me. Oh and taxes, let’s not forget that little thing that the Teabaggers rant and rave about. More morons. We just had the biggest cut in taxes and they complain that Obama and Pelosi are out to tax us into bankruptcy. I will have to leave that for another post. I am taking a shower now to wash the stink of the multitudinous morons off me and then going to bed to dream of a future without you all in it.
Need I say more? When a elder American such as this understands that “equal” is “EQUAL FOR ALL“, what is left to argue about?
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I missed all the Sunday news talk shows due to a second hangover in as many days so I can’t comment on them this week. I would like to touch on the post I made about Keith Olbermann’s Special Comment Hour on Countdown the other night though. Read the rest of this entry…
Stunned. I just heard that President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize. Wow!! But of course there are those that are pissed about it.
And so it is the weekend of celebrations. Rockets red glare, bombs bursting in air and all that. I can’t help but think of us, the USA, as the ‘land of not so free’ and the very few ‘brave’. I felt much better and even hopeful about the state of the country in January than I do now. This was supposed to be the time for change but all I see is more of the same. Sad, very sad.
What would the founders of this nation think if they were brought back to life now? I think they would be flabbergasted at the way things have worked out. I know that the way that things are in this country makes me want to cry, and I have grown up with the ever increasing corruption and governmental control. 1984 is not just a book for those of us that are paying attention, it has become a reality. Show me an area of your life that isn’t infected by the strong arm of the government and I will show you something that you are not paying attention to. Sad, so very very sad.
Luckily I have my governmentally approved alcoholic beverage of choice, some governmentally stamped grade A beef, and some governemtally discharged ‘bombs bursting in air’ to assuage my cynicisms…for now. Ok, at least until the beer runs out.
Enjoy fellow not-so-free brethren. Rejoice in your booze and bombs. We have all weekend to sober up.
Sean “The Manatee” Hannity, of FOX (Fixed) News agreed to be waterboarded, for charity, in an interview with Charlse Grodin. Man what I wouldn’t give to see that! Keith Olbermann has even gone on the record that he would pay $1000.00 to the charity for each second that The Manatee lasted.
It takes a lot to get me riled up. Suffice it to say that I am now riled up and I lay the blame, or at least a percentage of it, squarely on the shoulders of Jim Alger of The Capitol Beat and his twittering about this for the past few days. In all seriousness though, Jim, thank you. Sometimes it takes a loud, repetitive voice to get things noticed and something done about them.
Now on with the rest… Read the rest of this entry…