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A Proposed 28th Amendment That Says Congress Will Make No Laws That Does Not Apply To Them- Grass Roots Movement!

Summary of the eRumor:  
This is a forwarded email about a proposed 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that says "Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States."

The emails asks readers to forward the message to 20 people.

Some versions say that this email is what conservative talk show host and author Mark Levin has been discussing on his radio program.

 


The Truth:  
There is no official campaign for a 28th amendment beyond its being proposed in this forwarded email.

Some versions of this eRumor began circulating alleging that 35 states have filed sued against the government proposing this 28th amendment.  That number is not accurate, according to a  January 19, 2011 article by Fox News that reported there were 28 states that filed suit to challenge the Affordable Care Act.  The article said that "the states claim the health care law is unconstitutional and violates people's rights by forcing them to buy health insurance by 2014 or face penalties." 

We believe that someone tied this grass roots campaign with this news story and released it on the Internet.

Also, members of Congress,  Presidents and other elected leaders are not above the law.

The email began by stating that members of Congress do not pay into Social Security. That is an email hoax and TruthOrFiction.com has findings posted.  Click for Findings.

The email also said that Congressional members would exempt themselves from the proposed healthcare reform package.  Members of Congress and most government full time workers already have a healthcare package. The proposed healthcare reform began with the purpose of offering healthcare for those not currently covered.

 

Posted 02/26/10    Updated 11/09/13

A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

For too long we have been complacent about the workings of Congress. Many citizens have no idea that members of Congress can retire with full pay after only one term, that they don't pay into Social Security and that they have specifically exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed (such as being exempt from any fear of prosecution for sexual harassment). "Ordinary" citizens must live under all those laws.

The latest travesty is that Congress will exempt themselves from the Healthcare Reform that is being considered...in all of its forms. Somehow, that doesn't seem quite right. We do not have an elite class that is above the law. I truly don't care if they are Democrats, Republicans, Independents or whatever.  The self-serving must stop.

This is a good way to do that. It is an idea whose time has come.  Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution:

"Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States ".

Each person contact a minimum of twenty people on their email address list, in turn ask each of those to do likewise.

In approximately three days, all people in the United States of America will have the Message. This is one proposal that really should be passed around.


Other Version:
 

Subject: 35 STATES SO FAR AND GROWING!

I hope you will all send this to as many people as you can. Thanks.

35 States So Far & Growing

SOUNDS LIKE WE'RE ON THE RIGHT PATH---FINALLY!

Governors of 35 states have filed suit against the Federal Government for imposing unlawful burdens upon them. It only takes 38 (of the 50) States to convene a Constitutional Convention.
This will take less than thirty seconds to read. If you agree, please pass it on.
This is an idea that we should address.
For too long we have been too complacent about the workings of Congress. The latest is to exempt themselves from the Healthcare Reform that passed .. in all of its forms. Somehow, that doesn't seem logical. We do not have an elite that is above the law. I truly don't care if they are Democrat, Republican, Independent or whatever . The self-serving must stop.
If each person that receives this will forward it on to 15 people, in three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one proposal that really should be passed around.
Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States 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 ..."

You are one of my 15

And another version with celebrity endorsement:

Just 3 States short!

This is what Mark Levin has been talking about a constitutional convention by the states to get back to the laws of the Constitution.
This will take less than thirty seconds to read. If you agree, please pass it on. I believe this is an idea that we should address.

35 STATES SO FAR.....IT'S GROWING

One message to forward!

Governors of 35 states have filed suit against the Federal Government for imposing unlawful burdens upon them.
It only takes 38 (of the 50) States to convene a Constitutional Convention.

For too long we have been too complacent about the workings of Congress.
Their latest stunt is to exempt themselves from the Healthcare Reform that they passed ... in all of its forms.
Somehow, that doesn't seem logical. We do not have an elite ruling class that is above the law.
I truly don't care if they are Democrat, Republican, Independent, or whatever self-serving must stop.

If each person that receives this will forward it on to 15 people, in three days,
most people in The United States of America will have the message.
This is one proposal that really should be passed around.

Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution:

"Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators, Representatives of Congress; 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..."

You are one of my 15 (or more).
Please keep this going.


 


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