Sunday, November 15, 2009

A new amendment to the Constitution

I received this in an email - and I like it!!!!

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."


What do you think?

9 comments:

Roman said...

If this would be left up to the people, it would pass by a landslide vote. I would be amazed if our elected officials would allow this to see the light of day.

Our "representatives", on both sides of the aisle, have developed a 'do as I say, not as I do' attitude. Too many of them think that they can direct the lives of the people better than the people themselves can.

Dan @ Necessary Roughness said...

One would think it wasn't necessary due to the equal protection clause, but since our leaders treat the Constitution like it was toilet paper...

navyvet said...

My vote...Aye...

While we are at it, I wish there was a way to direct members of Congress to change their health care coverage to whatever plan they legislate for the rest of citizens....no exceptions.

Otherwise, change our coverage to what they have. Fair is fair.

bradley_reynolds said...

So simple I love it. If Pelosi or Reid wrote it, the proposal would be over 800 pages and loaded with pork.

Tim Higgins said...

I love the concept, but have little optimism that it could be brought to a vote under either party. Neither, unfortunately do I see us close to holding state conventions to move the process forward.

The ruling elite in this country (professional politicians) do not want to live by the same rules as the "little people". Neither do incumbents want to level the playing field at the ballot.

Unless or until the grassroots movements recently begun at the Tea Parties begin to feel their oats, I believe that there is little chance that such common sense legislation will move beyond wishful thinking.

Mad Jack said...

What do you mean by equally and Senator? Does this cover Senatrix as well? Such things matter...

In short, it won't work and it wouldn't matter if the amendment passed with a %100 landslide. Elected officials have been doing as they liked for generations. Mere words on paper won't make the slightest difference to any of them.

What is needed are officials who will follow the spirit of the US Constitution instead of the letter of the law, as redefined by the USSC. I don't think that will happen in my lifetime.

John said...

Glad to see coming around to the single-payer universal health care idea. They have a great health plan - so do we. I wouldn't mind getting me some of that franking privilege too - whoo hoo free mail.

Maggie Thurber said...

John - Congress is NOT an example of 'single payer health care' but it is an example of what an employer can decide without 'government' telling it what to do - of course, when 'government' is the employer, they give themselves all kinds of things they won't allow for the 'other' people...

but that franking thing...that's a deal!

Hooda Thunkit (Dave Zawodny) said...

Maggie,

Now, that's an idea that I can get behind..., should it ever see the light of day.

And, Medcare/Medicade would be miraculously fixed in the process.

:-)

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