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    No one has been able to explain to me why young men and women serve in the U.S. Military for 20 years, risking their lives protecting freedom, and only get 50% of their pay. While politicians hold their political positions in the safe confines of the capital, protected by these same men and women, and receive full pay retirement after serving one term. It just does not make any sense.

    Monday on Fox news they learned that the staffers of Congress family members are exempt from having to pay back student loans. This will get national attention if other news networks will broadcast it. When you add this to the below, just where will all of it stop?

    35 States file lawsuit against the Federal Government

    Governors of 35 states have filed suit against the Federal Government for imposing unlawful burdens upon them. It only takes 38 (of the 50) States to convene a Constitutional Convention.

    This will take less than thirty seconds to read. If you agree, please pass it on.

    This is an idea that we should address.

    For too long we have been too complacent about the workings of Congress. Many citizens had no idea that members of Congress could retire with the same pay after only one term, 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... 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.

    If each person that receives this will forward it on to 20 people, 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.
    “Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny” Thomas Jefferson

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    Sorry DamnYankee, but your post isn't entirely true.

    snopes.com: 28th Amendment

    I do agree many changes need to be made in Washington, DC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeinieDrinker View Post
    Sorry DamnYankee, but your post isn't entirely true.

    snopes.com: 28th Amendment

    I do agree many changes need to be made in Washington, DC.

    Later
    That's what I get for copying and pasting without research.
    “Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny” Thomas Jefferson

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    There in lies the problem. The framers of the US Constitution never intended being elected to office ment this to be a career. This is something these people created for them selves. Like I have said before. This is a temp job and should not include any retirement benifits. These benifits are what keeps them running for re-election for years on end. Stop the benifits and term limits will not be needed.
    "You can get a lot accomplished if you don't care who gets the credit" - Ronald Reagan

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuhr52 View Post
    There in lies the problem. The framers of the US Constitution never intended being elected to office ment this to be a career.
    And they never intended for congress to regulate marriage, acts of sexual intercourse, and reproduction, otherwise they would have writen in a clause to article 1 section 8 of the constitution that congress shall have the power, "To regulate marriage, acts of sexual intercourse, and reproduction."

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    Quote Originally Posted by G50AE View Post
    And they never intended for congress to regulate marriage, acts of sexual intercourse, and reproduction, otherwise they would have writen in a clause to article 1 section 8 of the constitution that congress shall have the power, "To regulate marriage, acts of sexual intercourse, and reproduction."
    Wow, you really can't let go of that can you. If you think bring that up all the time is going to change my opinion, your waisting you time. By the way I concede to your point long ago. I haven't changed my opinion.
    "You can get a lot accomplished if you don't care who gets the credit" - Ronald Reagan

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    I'm a Taxpayer and don't want to pay the Armed Services More. I think they're Overpaid as it is.

    We can staff the Armed Services cheaper by instituting the Draft.

    If we had a Draft the Armed Services could pick and choose who they needed from the General Population instead of being stuck coddling the people they get.

    My Draft would have NO Deferments for ANY reason. And since they're not overpaid: people would be Disinclined to stay in just for the Money. You'd only get the most dedicated to stay in. You wouldn't have to coddle a bunch of losers who can't get a real job.

    I know My Views are unpopular. I'm reminded of this fact every time the subject comes up.

    But:

    I have an Honorable Discharge from the 1st Volunteer Army after the VIetnam War ended. I was 17 and had eight dollars in my pocket when I enlisted on 3 Jan 1976 so I know of what I speak.

    I'm in favor of Universal Conscription in Theory: But the Armed Services don't need that many people. Too many turn 18 every year and it would cost too much to train that many people they don't need.

    Now I KNOW we'll never have a Draft again. No one wants to commit Political Suicide.

    So if you want to Amend the Constitution you should restrict the Vote to those who have an Honorable Discharge or are on Active Service.

    You'll get your Volunteers on the cheap! And: you won't have to coddle them. They'll endure whatever is necessary to get that Vote.

    Plus you won't have Welfare Sluts Voting themselves more Benefits.

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    That issue in principal is something that bugs me, too ... while some examples may not be true others are and I don't care for it.

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