Clearly, we are nearer to the former of Mr. Jefferson’s options than to the latter, but we must begin to move as quickly as possible toward the latter and away from the former.
Our betters in government are in the habit of enjoying special circumstances for themselves – a special retirement system, for example – and under current language they will not be subject to any of the provisions of the new health care system Democrats have crafted alone in back rooms, should one pass the House and Senate. Whatever the special provisions of the health care bills, these “special” people – the ones we allow to go to Washington to work for us – will have something different, something better.
This is unacceptable, and intolerable in the United States.
With that in mind, the following proposed Constitutional Amendment represents an idea which has been modified from its original form (circulating in an email), and which may require additional modification, but which outlines a concept that ought not to need to be specifically addressed with an amendment, but for which there is a strong need, to remind our public servants of their responsibilities.
The duty of the President of the United States of America, the Members of the Congress of the United States of America, and every employee of the government of the People of the United States of America being to provide maximum freedom for the People so that they may pursue their own personal goals and enjoy the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, the Congress shall make no law or regulation or policy or other contrivance that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not also apply equally to the President, the Senators and Representatives and other government employees at all levels of federal service; nor shall Congress make any law or regulation or policy or other contrivance that applies to the President, the Senators and Representatives and other government employees at all levels of federal service that does not also apply equally to the citizens of the United States.
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