Governors of 35 states have already filed suit against the Federal Government for imposing unlawful burdens upon them. It only takes 38 (of the 50) States to convene a Constitutional Convention.
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 was to exempt themselves from the Healthcare Reform ... in all of its forms. Somehow, that doesn't seem logical. We are not supposed to 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. A Constitutional Convention is a good way to do that!
It is an idea whose time has come, and in this writers opinion, is FAR overdue!
With the advent of modern communication, the process can be moved along with incredible speed. There is talk out there that the "government" doesn't care what the people think which is absolutely irrelevant, as their personal opinions mean NOTHING versus those of "We the People"
It is incumbent on the (that's us by the way)population to address elected officials to the wrongs afflicted against the populace. Think about this...The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 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 1 year or less to become the law of the land...all because of public pressure.
I'm asking EVERY AMERICAN (illegals don't count!) forward this posting to a minimum of 20 (or more) people they know and in turn, ask them 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 ."
"Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have ... The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases"
- Thomas Jefferson -
God Bless America and the Republic!