late U.S. Senator Teddy Kennedy served in Congress a mind-numbing 46
years. The only thing that stopped him:
death. U.S. Senator Robert Byrd served 51
year. Death finally voted him out. U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond served 46 years
until death overtook him. U.S. Senator
Ted Stevens racked up 40 years. Daniel
Inouye at 46 years and John McCain over 30 years will serve until they too—suffer
death as their only way out.
do they all share in common? Career politicians! They enjoy(ed) the ‘good old boys club’ in
Washington, DC, a kind of present day ‘royalty’ enjoyed by Prince Charles,
Queen Elizabeth, et al.
it be known that Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and Samuel Adams hated the
British royalty for entrenching itself at the expense of its poverty stricken ‘subjects’. It’s why Washington refused a third term as
president and he preferred to be called, “Mr. President” instead of ‘His Excellency’
or ‘Your Highness”.
the Founding Fathers made one huge mistake in the U.S. Constitution, ‘term
limits’ for citizen politicians would be that blunder. Many wonder why our government officials fail
us on so many levels. They wonder by
Washington politicians won’t enforce our laws or enact legislation that
benefits ordinary citizens instead of people from other countries. Why do our politicians approve outsoucing,
insourcing and offshoring of jobs when we suffer 15 million unemployed
Americans and 41.8 million Americans subsisting on food stamps? Why do they fail us on multiple levels?
Lifelong and long term politicians formed a ‘royalty’ club in Washington DC
that dances to a ‘money and elitist’ tune that resembles the monarchies of
former empires. Even as they become
infirmed enough to stagger or wheel-chair themselves across the Senate floor,
or become dottering old goats that cannot and do not offer fresh, new ideas for
our challenging times—they cling to power, to their status, to their ‘royalty’
of being called Senator So and So. Ironically,
Americans reelect them out of habit.
congress critters do not suffer from their policies that drove this nation to
its financial knees with $12 trillion in debts, $700 billion annual trade deficits, promoted
our manufacturing into third world countries, engaged our young men and women
in inane, worthless and staggeringly inhumane wars like Korea, Vietnam, Iraq
and Afghanistan. They continue
immigration policies that flood this country with incompatible cultures, languages
and religions—that will disrupt and destroy the foundational culture that
provided Americans with the most successful civilization on Earth.
the practical side, they refuse to enforce our laws. They don’t see the need, for example, a 10
cent deposit/return container law for bottles, cans and plastic—despite the 75
percent waste and trashing of containers—that contribute to the Great Pacific
Garbage Patch and endless litter across our country. Nor do they understand the horrific waste of
energy and resources to continuously mine and scour the Earth for more metals.
They failed to engage an energy conservation law for vehicles as Peak
Oil became apparent 30 years ago. The list grows while they dither and dawdle,
and shilly and shally! They fail,
because of their longevity, age and lack of creative connection to the 21st
century or royalty status to work for the good of our society. Virtually all of them grow rich while we pay
for all their boondoggles—and we grow poorer—as well as die in their falsely initiated
and protracted wars.
answer will solve this predicament? We
need fresh, new and creative citizens voted into Congress both at the Senate
and House levels at regular intervals.
beyond time to demand, vote for and engage Congressional Term Limits:
THIS IS HOW YOU FIX
Reform Act of 2010
1. Term Limits.
12 years only, one of the possible options below:
A. Two Six-year Senate terms
B. Six Two-year House terms
C. One Six-year Senate term and three Two-Year House
2. No Tenure / No Pension.
A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.
3. Congress (past, present & future) participates in
All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All
future funds flow into the Social Security system,
and Congress participates with the American people.
4. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.
5. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3
6. Congress loses their current health
care system and participates in
the same health care system as the American people.
7. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.
8. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/11.
The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen. Congressmen made all these contracts for
themselves. Serving in Congress: an honor, not a career! The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen
legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work. (This information sent to me by Sally
Epstein, thank you!)
“Imagine a country which employs the
principles of personal responsibility, freedom and accountability for
future generations. Everything you do-counts! If you do nothing, that
counts to the negative. When you read sobering information, do you want to give
up or fall apart? Or, do you want to engage like Thomas
Jefferson, Ben Franklin, George and Martha
Washington, John and Abigail
Adams, Lincoln, Susan B. Anthony, Dr. Martin
Luther King, Oprah, Barbara Jordan, John Muir and other
Americans. You represent the Jefferson’s, Oprah’s and Dr. King’s of the 21st
century. Consider it your honor and privilege to become a part of the
solutions. Engage the present to change the future! Become an agent of
the change you want to see!” FW
Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents - from the Arctic
to the South Pole - as well as six times across the USA, coast to coast and
border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from the Arctic Circle, Norway to
Athens, Greece. He presents "The Coming Population Crisis in America: and
what you can do about it" to civic clubs, church groups, high schools and
colleges. He works to bring about sensible world population balance at www.frostywooldridge.com
He is the author of: America
on the Brink: The Next Added 100 Million Americans. Copies available: 1 888 280 7715