27th Amendment – Email Chain Letter Stealth Con-Con?

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REVISED: SEE COMMENTS    – LTG
I’ve received this from numerous people via email.  I have no idea where it originated.  Consider this my contribution — via blog instead of email. 
~LTG

The 27th Amendment


I have no illusions about the complacency of people or the ability to get a law
like this enacted. However I am forwarding this anyway. Perhaps you will too and
we will pressure congress to create this legislation. 

The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) 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 one 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 6-year Senate terms
                  B. Six 2-year House terms
                  C. One 6-year Senate term and three 2-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. The Congress will be in session five days a week just like their boss (the
    American People), no more of this T-W-Th part-time job nonsense!  9. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/12.
          The American people did not make these contracts with Congressmen. 
         Congressmen made them for themselves.
  
Remember: serving in Congress should be an honor, not a career. The Founding
Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serving their term(s), then returning
home and back to work.
 
This would eliminate careered politicians and replace them with experienced
professional men and women who contribute back to their country!
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.
 
It is time. 
THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS! If you agree with the above, pass it on. If not, just delete
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0 responses to “27th Amendment – Email Chain Letter Stealth Con-Con?

  1. I, too, have received this e-mail from my friends & acquaintances. I’ve stopped forwarding it because I believe we’re in wishful thinking land. There is ZERO evidence that anyone in Congress is considering proposing this. Given that, the only way this Amendment can be proposed is via the route of a proposal by 2/3s of state legislatures.

     
  2. kelleigh Nelson

    This e-mail is part of a long time push for a constitutional convention which is extremely dangerous to the liberties we have left. We need to make the congress criminals obey the constitution we have, not allow them to totally destroy it and replace it with one that was written by the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations. The NEW STATES CONSTITUTION waiting in the wings makes all our UNALIENABLE GOD GIVEN RIGHTS extinct and we are granted privileges by the federal government. For more information, see this article:http://www.newswithviews.com/Nelson/kelleigh100.htm

     
    • Thanks, Kelleigh. Your op-ed is most sobering, esp. these words: “Having witnessed the difficulties and dangers experienced by the first Convention, which assembled under every propitious circumstance, I should tremble for the result of a second, meeting in the present temper in America. Just imagine a Constitutional Convention in today’s climate and sans the statesmen like our founding fathers.”

       
    • lowtechgrannie

      Kel, I’m glad I posted it here where you could clarify it. As a stand alone, it sounds really good. As an excuse for a Con-Con, it stinks! We don’t need a new Constitution, we need the one the founding fathers gave us.
      Thanks, kiddo!

       

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