Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Evil Demon Twins Part II

The GOP gains at least 8 Seats in the U.S. Senate!!

For the first time in six years, the GOP has control of the Senate along with increased gains in the House. The winds of change may be sweeping through Congress as we speak.......
Perhaps the Evil Demon twins will finally be thrown down as Congress decides to once again serve the people!!! Wouldn't that be something?! Here comes the change! Now we can once more be proud of the USA!!!!
On the other hand, we may have tossed out some over used kitty litter but something still stinks to high heaven. The Evil Demon Twins are still in power and while that continues to be, there may be no real reform.... but what is new in Washington D.C. land?

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Proposed Amendment (XXIX) to the U.S. Constitution - Term Limits on Members of Congress

Term Limits on the Members of the United States Congress
(A proposal for Amendment XXIX - Updated)


While the President of the United States is limited to two terms in office by the Twenty Second Amendment, there are no limitations on members of Congress of either branch. The Founding Fathers never intended for politics to be a career; in the early days of the USA, the President and Congress listed their means of income other than political as their main profession. Age also played a factor. in those days; 65 was very old then.

In this modern day and age, we have career politicians in the US Congress that ultimately do nothing except to stay entrenched in their office and do most anything imaginable to stay there. They often wind up as part of the problem versus a solution to anything needing to be done. As of 2014, there is a U.S. House member that has been in office for 58 years (John Dingell) and a former U.S. Senator that was in office for over 57 years (Robert Byrd).This is nonsense; are these people actually serving the people or serving themselves? There are pressing issues regarding the U.S.A. that are not being addressed because of people like the aforementioned and these people have little fear of being voted out.

Since it is unlikely that Congress will vote to term limit itself, it falls to We, The People to see things done correctly.


Section I: Upon election, no one may serve more than one term in the U.S. House of Representatives (Two Years) or more than one term in the U.S. Senate. (Six Years) or has acted in either capacity for more than half of an allotted term. (Over 1 Year in the House or over 3 Years in the Senate.)

Section II: This Amendment shall be in force starting on the first election cycle after being ratified into law.

Section III Pension upon end of term: Upon the end of service, a House Representative shall receive Five Hundred ($500) dollars per month as compensation for their sacrifice in representing the people. Upon the end of service, a Senator shall receive One Thousand Five Hundred ($1,500) dollars a month as compensation for their sacrifice in representing the people. These limits shall be in force starting on the first election cycle after being ratified into law.

Section III A: Congressional Benefits (including Medical) - Said benefits for a member of Congress shall expire upon the end of his or her term in office.

Section IV (Loss of Pension and Benefits): Upon the discovery of any criminal act, censure or any other sort of malfeasance of a member of Congress, said member will lose all pension and benefits normally  associated with such a position upon the end of their term.

Section V Reaffirmation of Senate and House of Representative roles:  For the purposes of Checks and Balances, only the House of Representatives may originate legislation and only the Senate can vote it into law.

Section VI: This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several states from the date of its submission to the states by the Congress. Once ratified, this amendment will begin to be in full force on the next election cycle following ratification.


If they are allowed more than one tterm in Congress, they will only spend those terms trying to get elected for another term and with only two years in a House Member's term, how much work will you actually get out of them? Career politicians are self serving and really don't give a damn about the electorate....until an election year rolls around. If it is bad in the House, it is even worse in the Senate. That is where the real power resides. One entrenched hack can interfere with a lot of needed legislation and if such a person calls in the favors they are likely to gain, they may rise to higher office. The hacks are not being voted out fast enough so it falls to We, the People to push this proposal forward because I don'/t see Congress doing so anytime soon. If the Supreme Court decides to call the aforementioned a violation of free speech, we will know on which side they stand. By keeping the pension amounts low, perhaps a different breed of person may run for office to actually serve the people. Wouldn't that be a refreshing change?

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