Grassroots Democracy

Real Estate Agent with Better Homes and Acres

Worth consideration grassroots democracy.

The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took
only 3
months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it.
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
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
Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the
Security system, and Congress participates with the American

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

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

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

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

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

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
citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and
to work.

If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take
days for most people (in the U.S. ) to receive the message. Maybe it is

THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!!!!! If you agree with the above, pass it on.
not, just

do what you think is right - like nothing? or ReBlog? Comment? or Nothing!

Ok, I did not write the above article, just that last line! - it was forwarded to me by the owner of Land Title & Abstract located in Gladwin. I guess she didn't write it either. However, it does appear that the author would like as many people as possible to view, read and DO something!

So, your comments are welcome!! And for heaven's sake, remember, we don't shoot the messenger when you don't like the message.

Comments (2)

Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

The author makes some good points.  Problem is those in office will bury it long before it comes up for debate.  Here in PA the lawmakers voted themselves a pay raise in the middle of the night.  It caused quite a stir, but it is still the law & they continue to collect their big pay checks.

Jan 12, 2011 03:21 AM
Marilyn Harrell
Better Homes and Acres - Beaverton, MI
Wixom Lake - Beaverton MI

Mary, amazing! Appreciate your comment!

Jan 14, 2011 12:44 AM

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