• Petitioned Congress

This petition was delivered to:

Congress

pass a new amendment to the Constitution

    1. Petition by

      Joanne Hindy

      Brooklyn, NY

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."
There should be no elite in this country that certain laws abide for some and not others. For too long we have been too complacent about the workings of Congress. Many citizens had no idea that members of Congress could retire with the same pay after only one term, 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... 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.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 25 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Thomas Gage WARREN, NJ
      • almost 3 years ago

      My Fellow Americans:

      Are we sure that "We the People" are still United? Is this the same Country of the United States of America where many immigrants came from all over the world, like my grandfather, to contribute with their hard work to the building of a nation under GOD where it is believed that "all man are created equal?" Is the United States of America still a Country where Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness are integral Rights of the People?

      The Founding Fathers of this beautiful New Nation, the United States of America, of which we thank GOD for its blessings, on September 17, 1787, adopted the Constitution, our Bill of Rights, and the very first Presidency of the newly formed United States was inaugurated in New York on April 30, 1789 with George Washington as its first President. From then on, the standard of living of said new country started rising to become, by far, one of the highest of all countries. Throughout its social, economic, political and military growth, many of our brave American soldiers have been submitting their lives to serve and protect the American People's Freedom, Liberty, and Justice for all in a nation under GOD where it is believed that "all man are created equal". Then, it is up to “WE the People" to keep it that way and respect and honor what our many immigrants, like my grandfather, have contributed to the United States of America to strengthen the ideals of our Founding Fathers so that all the People could equally benefit from them. Unfortunately, these ideals no longer echo in the hearts of some of our many elected Politicians who, instead, through their “Corrupt” actions, defy them as they choose to be the Domestic enemies of "WE the People". My family and I have experienced firsthand the ugliness and destructive effects of our local government “Corruption”! To read all about our story go to (Criminal Justice Petition: Corrupt Township Officers of Warren, NJ Eviction | Change.org).

      “We”, The People of the United States of America, have never authorized our local elected government representatives to undermine our Bill of Rights, the People's Rights. Indeed, through our votes, we empowered official authorities to protect, enforce, and abide by the people's equality under the law and not to abuse their powers for their own purposes and interests.

      I encourage every American who hasn't already done so; secure a copy of our United States Constitution. Read it thoroughly and become familiar with its amazing wisdom, as well as how its system of checks and balances operate. American Citizenship and Freedom was paid for with the Blood of far too many to be taken for granted. If you don't know our Constitution, you will not be able to see when it's being ignored or subverted. Commit this acronym to memory: FRVC, or 'Freedom Requires Vigilant Citizens.'

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:

    Develop your own tools to win.

    Use the Change.org API to develop your own organizing tools. Find out how to get started.