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The 28th Amendment to
the United States Constitution
By Jeff Mirich
need to start a movement for the 28th Amendment of the Constitution! If each person
contacts a minimum of 20 people then it will only
three days for most people (in the U.S.) to receive the message.
it is time�
26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3
months and 8
to be ratified! Why? Simple! We the people
demanded it. That was in
1971...before computers, before e-mail, before
cell phones, etc.
27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less
become the law of the land... all because of public pressure.
asking everyone to forward this article to a minimum of twenty
on their friends list; and in turn ask each of those to do likewise.
three days, most people in The United States of America will have
This is one idea that really should be passed around.
Congressional Reform Act of 2011
Term Limits. 12 years only, one of the possible options below:
Two Six-year Senate terms
Six Two-year House terms
One Six-year Senate term and three Two-Year House terms
Tenure / No Pension.
A Congressman collects a salary while in
and receives no pay when they are out of office.
3. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security
with the rest of us.
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.
Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all
Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional
will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
Congress shall withdraw from their current health care system and participate in
same health care system as the American people.
Congress must equally abide by all the laws that they impose on the American
contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective
existing system the
American people did not make any contract with Congressmen.
Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves.
Serving in Congress should be an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers
envisioned citizen legislators, so today's legislators should serve their term(s),
go home and back to work..
each person contacts a minimum of twenty people it will only
three days for most people (in the U.S. ) to receive the message.
it is time.
will question what it will take to make this a reality and from
my perspective it would either require the support of the
majority of Representatives and Senators who are up for
re-election, which is not likely to happen, or we will need to
get at least 38 States to support the call for a Constitutional
Convention - which is the likely path forward.
IS HOW WE CAN FIX CONGRESS!!!!! If you agree with the above, pass it
a Fellow of The Business Forum Institute and is
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for The
Walt Disney, responsible for leading the Studio�s IT
organization to provide business & technology systems that
support the Studio�s Film, Music, Live Stage, Production,
Post Production, Marketing, and Distribution business unit
operations on a global scale. Additional responsibilities
include leadership of the Studio�s Content Protection
initiatives, operational management of the Studio�s Media
Technology infrastructure, participation on the Studio�s
Patent & IP Committee, participation on the Disney
Enterprise IT Leadership Board, and involvement with
Disney�s cross-company technology strategy collaboration
efforts.. The movie industry is in the middle of a rapid
transition to digital production and distribution processes
and Jeff is a key leader of this transition at the Walt
Disney Studios and within the industry. He is a board member
on UCLA Anderson School�s IS Associates and WINMEC
University-Industry Partnership, USC�s ETC/IMF sponsorship
group, HP�s Communications Media & Entertainment Board of
Advisors, the Motion Pictures of America Association�s
Anti-piracy Advisory Board, the CIO Leadership Network,
Southern California CIO Executive Summit Board, and serves
on Sierra Ventures CIO Advisory Board. Jeff joined Disney
in late 1997 as the CIO of Imagineering. Prior to joining
Disney Jeff enjoyed an 19-year career with Northrop Grumman
Corporation where he held managerial positions in
Information Systems, Engineering, Manufacturing, Business
Development, Research & Development, and Mergers and
Acquisitions. During Jeff�s tenure at Northrop he led the
development and implementation of their 3-D paperless
computer aided design and manufacturing processes and helped
spearhead industry and government engineering design
practices and data interchange standards. Jeff holds a
bachelor degree in Industrial Technology from California
State University at Long Beach and a master�s degree in
management from the University of Redlands He lectures at
local Southern Californian universities on topics ranging
from Information Technology to Intellectual Property
management within the Media and Entertainment Industry.
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