Saturday, August 6, 2011

YOU HAVE THE POWER: Do You Have The Courage To Use It?

THE SOURCE OF YOUR POWER: American Graves Overseas 
A blog reader sent an email to me and encouraged me to forward it to twenty others.  Normally, I do not go in for "chain mail" and think it an imposition to send it on to my friends asking that they participate.  This email caught my attention, however, and I will repeat it on my blog:

This is something I will fight for and I hope you all read it all the way through.  You will be glad you did.

The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18-year-olds) took only 3 months and 8 days to be ratified!  Why?  Simple!  The people demanded it.  That was in 1971...before computer, before email and before cell phones, etc.

On the 27 admendments 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 you to forward this e-mail to a minimum of twenty people; in turn ask each of those to do likewise.  In three days, most people in The United States will have the message.  This  is one idea that really should be passed around.

CONGRESSIONAL REFORM ACT OF 2011

1.  Term limits
      12 years max, some possible options are 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
     Members of Congress receive a salary while in office.

3.  Congress members (past, present & future) are to participate in Social Security.
     All funds n the congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system.
     All future funds flow into the Social Security, Congress participates with all other        
     Americans.
    
4.  Congress can purchase their own retirement plans just as other 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.  All contracts with past and present members of Congress are void effective 1-1-12.

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.

I have read the accounts of many of our Founding Fathers.  The above terms of service applied to them.
All school children should be required to read of John Adams' horse back ride of hundreds of miles in freezing temperatures to serve.  They should know that he returned to his farm when his service was over, uh, that was after he was the 2nd U.S. President.
The U.S. Constitution

Somewhere along the line Americans have let their elected officials become demigods.  They are not!  When a Congressman is caught red handed with $90,000 of illegal funds in his freezer, he should promptly go to jail, not continue in Congress with a "slap on the wrist".

CONGRESS WORKS FOR US, NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND.

Everyone was amazed at the results of the 2010 election.  While the Tea Party correctly received the credit for most of the results, REMEMBER, IN THE FINAL RESULT, IT WAS THE VOTERS WHO MADE THE NEEDED CHANGES!  The 2012 elections will be here before we know it.  If you agree with the above thoughts, become involved.  Support the Tea Party.  Far more important, however, share your beliefs with your family and friends.

YOU ARE MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND I AM SHARING IT WITH YOU!

Why bother?  Here are my reasons.  Bet you have the same reasons for taking action, huh?

MY GRANDCHILDREN AND GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
They deserve the wonderful USA we have known. 
God bless you and yours.  God bless the USA.

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