Self-Sufficiency Series

Monday, December 20, 2010

Putting on the pressure

I received this from a friend, and I'm pleased to be one of her "twenty." I ask you to pass it on.
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The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only three months and eight days to be ratified! Why? Simple! 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 one year or less to become the law of the land...all because of public pressure.

I'm asking each reader to forward this 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 proposal that really should be passed around.

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 ."

You are one of my 20+. Please keep it going.

4 comments:

  1. I don't think this amendment would do any good against Obamacare. Remember, you really can keep your health insurance- you can just never change it. As our private insurance rates go sky high, we're forced to drop the coverage totally rather than change to a cheaper plan. In Congress however, they will never have to change plans because we taxpayers will just keep paying their higher premiums for them.

    Let's also keep in mind that many argue Obamacare is unconstitutional already! If Democrats and Judges are willing to ignore our Constitution already (and laugh at us when we ask about Constitutional authority), then another amendment isn't going to have much bite at all.

    There's another proposed amendment going around that I think will have much more bite. It was an amendment giving the STATES veto power over federal law. Nullification lives again!

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  2. Do you really think it matters? I think that we have a govt (legislative and executive branches) full of people who truly do not care what the majority of American CITIZENS think or expect of their elected officials. I do not believe this is going to change. I wish it would but I don't think it will. Not as easily as sending emails anyway. I sent emails, posted on facebook, blogged and talked to people about the "food security" bill to no avail. I wrote to my Senators, only to be patted on the head and told "there there, it is for the safety of our nation that we take over the food supply" (Ok, not in so many words but that was the jist of it). No, I don't think that it matters how many regular, normal, working, tax paying people get their opinion out there.

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  3. The amendment process was made difficult for a purpose. We don't need additional laws, we just need to have current laws enforced. The government is breaking the law with Obamacare, Net Neutrality, ad nauseam. We need to stop being sheep and start being sheepdogs again.
    Keep contacting your elected officials (at all levels) even when they treat us like children. They may not admit it, but when they get emails, letters, phone calls, and office visits from people who oppose tyranny, they will eventually get the message. Never give up, never give in. WE THE PEOPLE own this country, not Congress, not the judges, and not the Executive branch.

    Anonymous Patriot
    USA

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  4. Heck Yes it matters. I know that it gets discouraging not having them listen to us. We get tired of posting and blogging and calling and writing letters to no avail, but don't ever stop. The very second that you stop they have won. It is kind of like the "Bummer Children" post. If our children don't see us fighting against the madness then they wont either and in 50 years no one would even question them, about anything.
    I tell my children all the time, if you don't like something change it. If you do nothing to change it, you don't get to complain. If you watch a bully at the bus stop beat up the little kids for their lunch money, and do nothing to stop it, you are just a guilty. You may not have actually stolen the money and beaten anyone up, but if you did nothing to even try to stop/fix/change the situation then you are condoning it.
    I for one can't condone what they are doing in D.C. and in some cases my state capital.
    Merry Christmas
    Dawn

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