I don’t go to Snopes. I don’t go to Factcheck.org. I just get things in my email and I believe them completely. So from now on every time I get something in my email that sounds really logical and should make me really mad, I’m just gonna post it. Starting with this gem!
For too long we have been too complacent about the workings of Congress. Many citizens had no idea that Congress members could retire with the same pay after only one term, that they didn’t pay into Social Security, that they specifically exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed (such as being exempt from any fear of prosecution for sexual harassment) while ordinary citizens must live under those laws. The latest is to exempt themselves from the Healthcare Reform that is being considered…in all of its forms. Somehow, that doesn’t seem logical. We do not have an elite that is above the law. I truly don’t care if they are Democrat, Republican, Independent or whatever. The self-serving must stop. This is a good way to do that. It is an idea whose time has come.
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 Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States.”
If each person sends this to a minimum of twenty people on their address list, in three days, all people in The United States of America would have the message. I believe this is one proposal that really should be passed around.
OK – so not only is this a totally plausible sounding crazy rant, but it is also a weird piece of chain-letter math. Is that true? 20 people? Everyone in America? That can’t be true, can it? What about babies? I mean, other than that creepy e-trade baby. Babies don’t have email!