‘Hope Springs Eternal’….

I keep receiving this email.  It requests that it be forwarded so as to ‘get the word out.’ Well to those of you who are sending it; God Bless You for your love of this great country but please give my regards to Dorothy and The Tin Man if you actually believe this can happen…

You have probably seen this email but let’s take a short trip down ‘the yellow brick road’ to see what it’s all about:

No matter what your political party, I think we are all pretty sick of Congress’s shenanigans. Maybe if they were brought down a peg, they might feel more like taking better care of the American people instead of themselves and their next election chances. I think this email is filled with excellent ideas, so I am passing it on.

The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971… Before computers, before e-mail, before cell phones, etc. I’m asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise. In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around. Congressional Reform Act of 2011:


1. No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.

2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security. 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. It may not be used for any other purpose

3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/12. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen. Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work. If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people, it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S.) to receive the message. Maybe it is time.



And so as you can see, this makes a hell of a lot of sense, right?
Of course it does BUT ‘what’s wrong with this picture?
Do you really think that Congress will enact these changes on themselves?
Do you really think that by electing a new Congress that they will entertain these changes?

Sorry to ‘burst your bubble’ everyone but as Einstein once said;
“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.”

How many times in the last 40-50 years have we ‘changed’ Congress?
How many times in the last 40-50 years have we ‘changed’ The Judiciary?
How many times in the last 40-50 years have we ‘changed’ The President?

With all of these ‘changes’ in mind, where has it brought us?

Is America better off today than it was 40 years ago?

You can replace all of the above in 2012 or 2014 0r 2016 etc. and it will make no difference because ‘as usual’ you will replace them with the same group of people.

Simply put, you will be ‘changing the chairs on the Titanic.’

So what then is the answer to ‘Taking America Back?’

We need to return to 8th grade Algebra to find the solution and the answer.  It is the answer that has escaped just about everyone including  all of the experts in and out of the media and politics together with the American electorate.  It is the problem discussed ad infinitum without ever addressing the root cause, much like a doctor treating symptoms but neglecting to identify the cause or disease.
Remember in Algebra the teacher used to present an equation that had many different separate problems but was solvable if we could figure out ‘the common denominator; ‘x’?


Now let’s apply this practice and try to find the common denominator that exists in politics and the elections and those who have been in office and held the reins of power over the last say 40 years.

The problem being addressed here is our Federal Government.  The Founding fathers constructed a Constitution that purposely set forth three branches for the sole purpose of providing checks and balances on each other in order to insure that the Federal Government would not become a monolithic power that would usurp the ultimate authority of the people.    So now after over 2oo years, the Federal Government is out of control and the system of checks and balances has failed.   The ‘cancer’ has been spreading for decades and will surely kill the patient unless ‘the tumor’ is identified and removed.

Let’s do the math;  x = ‘the tumor’:

Majority of Congress = x
Majority of Judicial Branch = x
Majority of Executive Branch = x

Now let us try to find x keeping in mind that ‘x’ represents the majority of policy makers in all 3 branches of government combined.

Try x = Republicans?  Answer = no
Try x = Democrats?  Answer = no.
Try x = Teachers ?  Answer = no
Try x = Engineers?  Answer = no.
Try x = Farmers?  Answer = no
Try x = Businessmen?  Answer = no.

We could go on but I think you’re starting to realize the only answer:  x = Lawyers.

You can call them anything you like. Call them Republicans, Democrats, Progressives, Independents, Politicians, Judges, Congressman, Senators, Legislators, Public Servants, etc.  But the one fact and common denominator remains; they are all (with few exceptions)
Anyway you do the math. America is now ruled 100% by LAWYERS!

Any Questions?

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