"It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt." -- JP Curran, 1790

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Constitutional Amendment XXVIII

Constitutional Amendment XXVIII (28):

Whereas our founding fathers set up a Republican form of government so that:
(a) the American people could duly elect Legislators to pass laws reflecting the best interests of the United States, and
(b) the government by, of, and for the people is designed to protect the Constitution from mass hysteria and mob-rule mentality,

Whereas the current federal government is failing to live up to its Constitutional mandates in part due to:
(c) our elected "leaders" appearing to have no concept of American "best interests", and
(d) the government of the United States willfully and maliciously prints money so that our children and great-grandchildren will have to pay the debts,
(e) the mass hysteria common in a media-driven campaign to extort money from the taxpayers is readily apparent,

Be it resolved that these United States in the year 2009 Anno Domini (if you want Common Era, you'll have to attribute our commonality to something significant to the world other than the Birth of Christ 2009 years ago...good luck you morons that use C.E.), hereby amends the Constitution with the following verbage:
(1) No Representative shall serve more than 2 terms of office, for a total of 4 years of service in the House of Representatives
(1)(a) Representatives that take office during any partially fulfilled term will serve less than 4 years, as the partially fulfilled term counts for one term of office
(2) No Senator shall serve more than one term in office, for a total of 6 years of service in the Senate of the United States
(2)(a) Partially fulfilled terms also count as the entire term

Ladies and gentlemen, if you read this blog you are a more discerning citizen than most. You also know better than to expect Congress to ever vote to put itself out of a job. It's their political survival reflexes at work. Still, a Constitutional Amendment can pass in a number of ways, and the one shot we have at getting this through is for a convention of the state legislatures. In this case, if you want extremely effective federal response, we're best served by contacting our state legislatures! Many people are not even aware of who their state leaders are, yet the states have far more power over your everyday lives than the federal government (not that the feds don't try to change that with each and every breath they take!). If enough states propose a Constitutional Amendment (the 28th as it stands now), term limits could be a reality!

It's good enough for the President, isn't it? Why not Congress?

For my own part, a letter has been emailed to Sen. Cadman (CO District 10 - Senate) and Rep. Stephens (CO District 20 - House). Their response (or lack thereof if history is any indication) will be duly noted. Sphere: Related Content

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