We Need the 28th Amendment, Revised

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It never fails, every time I get on a rant about something someone sends me, I get into trouble. Before I delete this post, I wish to apologize for posting incorrect information. Another good friend sent me the correction in his comments below. I stand corrected and will only leave this post up for one day to give readers a chance see my apology.

Today, I received another e-mail about the same thing; i.e. congress passing self serving laws that exempt them from laws they want us to keep.


++++++++++The text of the e-mail was here.++++++++++

 I have deleted the body of the email because it is loaded with error. I must have seen this exact same message 50 times, and began to believe it was true. I never bothered to check it out. If you want the correct story, read the comment below by Baileyoski.


I  still stand by my recommendation to write to your representatives and give them input on how you feel about matters.

Isn’t it time we began to act like citizens and let our representatives know what our feelings are?

This is one proposal that really should be adopted.

Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution:

“Congress shall 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

that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States.”

Also, add term limits for both Senators and Congressmen.



One Response

  1. Grumpa Joe-I have a question and it concerns the accuracy of the e-mail you received. I copied and pasted this from Wikipedia (not always the most accurate source) and also checked the e-mail you received out on Snopes and Urban Legends. As much as I have a number of problems with our Federal Government and specifically Congress…aw heck…all three branches these days, if we are going to complain and then work to set things right, we have to do so with the truth. This from Wikipedia: “Congressional pension is a pension made available to members of the United States Congress. Members who participated in the congressional pension system are vested after five (5) years of service. A full pension is available to Members 62 years of age with 5 years of service; 50 years or older with 20 years of service; or 25 years of service at any age. A reduced pension is available depending upon which of several different age/service options is chosen. If Members leave Congress before reaching retirement age, they may leave their contributions behind and receive a deferred pension later.[1] The current pension program, effective January 1987, is under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), which covers members and other federal employees whose federal employment began in 1984 or later. This replaces the older Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) for most members of congress and federal employees.” Me again: I have researched and found that members of Congress do contribute to Social Security and the pension benefits they receive are a combination of Social Security and pension. Like most of us, one of the two is usually carved out or reduced. My guess-the Social Security.

    As for the student loans, I suggest that you go to any number of websites such as Fact Check, Snopes, etc. You’ll find that they are NOT exempt from repayment of student loans. Whether loans are repaid or not is another matter and people in government are not alone in stiffing the taxpayers here.

    Sorry, but it bugs me that so much garbage floats around online. As a member of the Tea Party, my politics and my person are constantly subject to such falsehoods. We racist, radical nut cases have to rise above the crowd and insist on accuracy.

    As for the much called for 28th Amendment, it may be a giant waste of time and resources.

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