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An Independent Voters View | 28th Amendment US Constitution

Updated on October 02, 2011

I join in the proposition that the following to serve as the 28th Amendment to the US 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

All existing laws and regulations that do not meet these criteria shall be declared null and void.

This We'll Defend
This We'll Defend
Time to Fight for What We Believe IN!!
Time to Fight for What We Believe IN!!

It is I think, high time we bring our elected representatives back to the real world of life in the United States. We have heard all the stories, from unpaid taxes on millions. To special treatment by Banks they regulate. The list goes on and on, Republican and Democrat alike.

Even after the recent Election in Massachusetts, it seems the pols just don’t get it. So I think it’s time we bring it home to them.  In a united, clear, and convincing voice, we must demand that our elected officials submit to the same laws they bring to bear on us.

Some say that there is no way they would vote against their own self interest in this way; and to that I say ‘Bunk’! They will if we the people, start flooding them with the demand that they do so.

I would take it a step further and email the White house and insist that the President start the initiative, along with the line item veto. I have provided links for you to do both. There is also a link to join in an online petition but I would suggest you contact your representative directly by email, phone, and letter to express your opinion. There is nothing quite so powerful as tied up switch boards and bags full of mail to get the point across.

I cannot take credit for thinking this up and there are other proposed 28th Amendments out there so you should be specific about this one. I think the simple ones work best, and I don’t think we have to get any simpler than this to get out point across. It is also the fundamental point of the TEA Party folks I think, and once again, here the current pols just do not get it. They may pick and choose among the two parties for candidates, but the ones they’ll vote for are gonna listen loud to this message.

Make your voice heard, contact your reps today…

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      Tom Whitworth 7 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Hmrjmr1,

      I support your proposed 28th amendment. It's time the elites lived by the same laws We The People live by. I also have an idea for a 29th amendment dealing with Supreme Court decisions.

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      Hmrjmr1 7 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Tom - Much Thanks, I Need to do some research on the court, I have a feeling things aren't as bad as they're being made out. (I could be wrong though) Thanks For Stopping By!

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      breakfastpop 7 years ago

      Dear Hmrjmr,

      Fantastic hub and proposal which I support 100 percent. Thanks for the links. The proposal is based upon the principle of common sense, something that is sorely lacking right now in Washington. Thanks for a great read and a great way to make our voices heard.

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      50 Caliber 7 years ago from Arizona

      Hammer, Bro' this is one that all need to contact and demand they put it on the billet and vote for and pass ASAP. If you want to see health care reform in it's present state get shredded and burned and then replaced by a sane work, this amendment will do it. Thanks for the heads up and I'll be forwarding it far and wide as well as writing and calling to back up my e-mails. As Larry would say Get'er dun.

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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      Hmrjmr, I fully agree with this amendment. Excellent hub.

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      Dolores Monet 7 years ago from East Coast, United States

      How do congressmen or senators represent regular people when they are so removed from regular life? They spend too much time listening to corporate lobbyists. Sometimes I think that the left and the tea baggers have a lot more in common than they think, if they would stop with the insults and just get down to what they think is important.

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      Daniel.Ellis 7 years ago

      Makes sense to me, which means it will probably never happen...

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      Hmrjmr1 7 years ago from Georgia, USA

      BPOP - It is common sense that seems lacking at the moment,, Push em hard to make your reps get the picture!! Thanks For all you do..Keep on Hubbing!!

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      Hmrjmr1 7 years ago from Georgia, USA

      50 Cal - Hit em hard with it maybe we'll get some where, Thanks !!

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      Hmrjmr1 7 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Dolores -Makes sense to me, There are many going to the TEA Parties from both sides of the political coin. The common thread is they are pissed off with the current 'agendas' and want to see some good sense work done for our country! It starts with us though and we are the ones that have to slam the message home! Hooah!

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      Hmrjmr1 7 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Dan - It won't change if we stand quietly by. Use your voice or lose it. The tools are here in front of you...Thanks for Stopping by!

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      eovery 7 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

      I am all for it. Where do I sign the petition.

      Keep on hubbing!

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      Hmrjmr1 7 years ago from Georgia, USA

      eovery - Follow the links lad Thanks!!

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      salt 7 years ago from australia

      Im australian, we have a constitution different to the USA, yet your amendment would suit some of our policies too. And I agree one citizens voice can sometimes be the voice that changes the world.

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      Hmrjmr1 7 years ago from Georgia, USA

      salt - Folks are folks and Governments are governments world wide. We may be separated by distance and (for us at least)a common language, but our fundamental duties are the same. If you need it; be the voice! Thanks GBY!

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      carolina muscle 7 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      You're right... we've been depending on their character to do what is right- and that hasnt worked out so well.

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      Hmrjmr1 7 years ago from Georgia, USA

      CM Thanks for stopping by my friend! Let's stand up and be counted together!! We can make a difference!

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      ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

      I totally agree with you and thanks for the links. Love the picture :)

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      Hmrjmr1 7 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Ladyjane - Thanks for stopping by! Use those links and let's make a difference!! GBY!

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      FitnezzJim 7 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

      Article V of our current Constitution (at http: //www.archives.gov/ exhibits/charters/ constitution_transcript . html) looks like it offers up two different ways to propose amendments to the Constitution. One relies on both houses of Congress to put forward the proposal, which in my opinion is unlikely no matter how many letters we send to them. The other relies on the State legislatures to call a convention to propose amendments.

      Bottom line here is it may be more effective to work this one directly with representatives to your state's government.

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      Hmrjmr1 7 years ago from Georgia, USA

      FitnezzJim - Constitutional convention is too dangerous with the current crowd, puts the bill of rights at risk, and for that matter the republic itself. Think this is a better way to go, doable of we keep up the pressure!!

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      Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      Yep Yep!

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      Wealthmadehealthy 7 years ago from Somewhere in the Lone Star State

      Hear, Hear!! Kudos to this hub and it is what I have been saying all along....but if anyone thinks the prez will take the initiative to do something which is actually helpful to us the people after raising our debt to 12 trillion in a year and forming alliances with terrorist countries, I would think again.....It is our job---yes, I said our job as American Citizens to keep watch on how they are performing and LET THEM HEAR OUR VOICES!! Too much is going on behind closed doors that is being hidden from us and if we do not make a stand now, our constitution as we KNEW it will be changed without proper voting policies, I wrote a hub describing how this IS POSSIBLE....IF WE THE PEOPLE DO NOT SPEAK UP

      THIS WAS AN EXCELLENT HUB...THANK YOU FOR WRITING IT!!!

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      Hmrjmr1 7 years ago from Georgia, USA

      WMH - Thanks as always for stopping by and commenting. It was written in the spirit you describe, and Yep we must remain vigilant and keep the pressure up with our voices. God Bless and keep up the good work!!

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      Kaie Arwen 7 years ago

      You've got my vote!

      K

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      Hmrjmr1 7 years ago from Georgia, USA

      K Thanks for stopping By! Make sure you use yours to make a difference!!

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      Madame X 7 years ago

      It should be on the ballot with the next presidential election. And I agree with Tom (1st post) - something needs to be done about the Supreme Court too. Good hub Hm :)

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      Hmrjmr1 7 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Madame X - Thanks for stopping by help make it happen use the links!

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      mitchell lamb 6 years ago

      Right on brother & gonna spread the word to my facebook friends!!

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      Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Thanks for stopping by Mitch keep up the fight!! Stay safe in Iraq my friend!

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      Mimi721wis 6 years ago

      Man, I got a burst of political energy just reading your hub. I'm not a tea partier but I admire their energy. We need to stick it to the politicians just like they are sticking it to us. Their like of shame for such a poor performance is insulting.

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      Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Mimi - Glad it fires you up! Keep up the pressure, on Nov 2 get out and vote!!

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      Lynda Strecker 6 years ago

      Actually, if you do a bit of research on this subject, most of what is claimed @ congresspersons not being subject to the same laws is mostly false. I would direct you to website Snopes.com for starters.

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      Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Lynda - Snopes is not a credible source in my view. as for what is claimed, I made no specific claims but the recent case of Rep Charlie Rangel and his taxes serves my point. Here is a politician that was censured in the House of Representatives instead of being sentenced by a judge as an ordinary citizen would be. I'm fairly sure I could dig and find more examples.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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      jEmSSnn01 5 years ago from NY

      This maybe too late to comment on this topic but I just discovered this hub while searching for information on constitution, very well written and something I can use on my blog. Thanks.

      http://econstitutionforkids.com 

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      danielthorne 5 years ago

      Yeah but none of them would ever vot for it!

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