A law to define the exact limits of Congress (both houses) to discourage any further abuse by elected officials this requires defined limits. Congress is to be elected by the American citizens to be public servants, no more and no less. This is not a life-time career and should carry no unique or select benefits. Following the intention of our founding father these terms must now be limited by law. The letter below describes how we the people can come together to defend our country from the excessive abuses by lobbies, American and foreign corporate ownership of our Congress and our way of life.
A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.
I believe separation of church and state is the right idea, now we must think of separation of corporations and state, for now it's still our choice - but for how much longer?
Send this forward to 20 people - no matter how they think or if they agree with you, we are all still Americans. We must find common ground.
THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!!!!!
I am sending this to over 20 people on my e-mail list and that includes
conservatives, liberals and everybody in between. Even though we disagree on a number of issues I count all of you as friends. My friends and neighbors want to promote a "Congressional Reform Act of 2010." It would contain eight provisions all of which would probably be strongly endorsed by those who drafted the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
I know many of you will say "this is impossible." Let me remind you: Congress has the lowest approval rating of any entity in Government. Now is the time when Americans will join together to reform Congress - the entity that represents us.
We need to get a Senator to introduce this bill in the US Senate and a
Representative to introduce a similar bill in the US House. These people will become American heroes
Congressional Reform Act of 2010
1. Term Limits.
12 years, and 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 01/01/2011.
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 serve your term(s) then go home and back to work.
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