Recently I have received several emails containing the same suggestion that the time has come to pass the 28th Amendment to our Constitution. While I totally agree with the intent, the facts supporting the recommendation are totally erroneous. We all have been warned to check the facts in the flood of emails that we all receive, but many communications are based upon biased opinions and not factual supportive details.
Be that as it may, I have noted that a growing number of my fellow citizens are expressing their concerns about our representatives in the Halls of Congress, and to a lesser degree in President Obama. For a long period of time we have all been complacent as legislation is passed by Congress. It is of special concern that Congress has passed legislation that places them in special elite circumstances.
The emails that I received addressing this issue said that members of Congress can retire after one term. This same email says that Congress members are exempt from the fear of prosecution for sexual harassment. Both statements are totally incorrect based upon FactCheck.Com.
Addressing the core point of these emails is one that your Commander suspects Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, and Independents would all support for a Constitutional Convention if the electorate voiced their strong support.
“CONGRESS SHALLL 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 DOES NOT APPLY EQUALLY TO THE CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES.”
If such action was to succeed it would be as the 28th Amendment to our Constitution. This proposal I endorse, and hope will be supported by a future Congress on a bipartisan basis. This will not be an easy piece of legislation to move forward to a successful conclusion, but the objective is just.
The only possible way that we as citizens of the United States of America are going to get control back from our elected officials is to demand their support to eliminate their elite status. Please join me in calling for an equal place at the table for all American citizens, and clearly state your intention to clean house in Washington. Remember your vote placed them in Washington, and your vote can take them out of office.