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Tuesday, June 21, 2011


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 -

The 26th Amendment to the United States Constitution granted the right to vote to eighteen year old citizens in 1971.  This important amendment granted the Right to Vote to eighteen-year-old citizens.  It was ratified in 3 months and 8 days. Why?  The people demanded it.  And this all happened before computers, email, cell phones, Facebook, and Twitter.  

Seven of the twenty-seven Amendments to the United States Constitution became the law of the land in less than one year -- all due to PUBLIC PRESSURE.

Of  the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) became  the law of the  land in less than one year -- all because of public pressure.

By utilizing your personal power -- the power of the Internet, Facebook, Twitter, and email, within three days most people in the United States of America and in the U. S. Senate and U. S. House of Representatives will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around. If you agree, forward this blog to 20 friends and family -- cut and paste with my permission and email around the country. 

We must act and we must act now! 

  •   No Tenure.  No Pension. No Entitlements.  No Federal employee health benefits. No Congressional Fitness Center. 
  •  Members of Congress will collect a salary, compensation, entitlements and extraneous benefits only while serving in office. They will receive no future compensation, entitlements, federal pensions or benefits when no longer serving in elected office.  
    •  Members of Congress (past, present and future) will participate in Social Security.  All funds in the Congressional retirement fund will be removed to the Social Security Administration immediately.  No future funds will flow into the federal pension fund on their behalf.  All future funds shall flow into Social Security retirement system.  Congress shall participate in Social Security with the American people.  Pension funds may not be used for any other purpose.
    •  Members of Congress may purchase their own personal retirement plans like all other Americans.
    •  Members of Congress will no longer be permitted to vote themselves a pay raise or an increase in benefits.  Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
    • Members of Congress will no longer participate in the current federal health care system and will be required to participate in the same health care system as the American people.
    • Members of Congress without exception must abide by all laws that they impose on the American people.
    • All past and present compensation, entitlement and benefits contracts with Members of Congress are voided in perpetuity effective January 1, 2012.  The American people did not make these prior contracts with Congress -- Members of Congress made those contracts for themselves.  
    • Let it be known across the land that serving in the United States Senate and the House of Representatives is an honor -- it is not a career.  The Founding Fathers of these United States of American envisioned legislators as "Citizen Legislators" who serve out their terms then return home and go back to their work as private citizens.