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The 26th amendment to the Constitution (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! Because 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 each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; 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 idea that really should be passed around.

Congressional Reform Act of 2011

1. Term Limits.

12 years only, one of the possible options below..

A. Two Six-year Senate terms
B. Six Two-year House terms
C. One Six-year Senate term and three Two-Year House terms

2. No Tenure / No Pension.

A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.

3. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.

All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people.

4. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

5. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

6. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

7. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

8. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/11.

The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen. Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.

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Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:32 am
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I agree whole heartedly Mike; but in this day and age of apathy and all the sheeple grazing around (and on the guberment teet) I believe it hard that most would even care. It also robably wouldn't even make it to the docket "up there" much less into an agenda and further into a vote.

The US Was a great country, but then again it Was being run by people who were closer to our founding fathers beliefs. The nutjobs up there now only care for themselves and what they can get out of the people to Further line their own pockets. Thus the pandering to the Corporations (for the money to keep them their and vote the way of the Corp), illegals, and lowlifes (mass's of people to vote them back into power over the Ordinary citizen).

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Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:53 am
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Nice but no chance of passing.

Maybe if they got rid of #8 and part of #3. They might throw the future Electees under the bus but not themselves.

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