Thursday, April 1, 2010


My friend Sue shared this with me and its worth repeating:

There is one HERO in the U.S. Senate and his name is Sherrod Brown from Ohio. Senator Brown REFUSES to accept the Health Care granted to him as a Senator UNTIL all Americans have the same kind of coverage.

The Idea

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 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 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/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."

1 comment:

Sue Raypole said...

Dear Gail,

How a propos! During the battle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Senator Everett Dirksen, a Republican, quoted Victor Hugo, "Greater than the tread of mighty armies is an idea whose time has come." Back then, unlike today, Republicans were willing to work with Democrats to achieve moral victories.