The message quoted below has been floating around via email for some time. I figure that I should post it here for the maximum effect.
What we have in this country is a political elite who are often exempt from the laws which govern the people. One example is the healthcare legislation which was recently passed by the Congress. If you look, I’m sure you will find countless other examples of preferential treatment towards the elected officials in Congress.
It is very difficult to amend the Constitution and we must do so carefully; because we are tinkering with the very underpinning of our liberties. Regardless of how unlikely this reform is to make it into the Constitution; nevertheless, it is worth a try.
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 didn’t pay into Social Security, 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 that is being considered…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. This is a good way to do that. It is an idea whose time has come.
If each of you who agree will contact a minimum of twenty people on your e-mail address list, and 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 proposal that really should be passed around.
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 “.