Mail and Commentary Feb. 24 

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"Dang! You mean you can get porn on the hand phone device? Next you'll tell me the computer 'net was built for science." --ourioni, BW online

A Big Box of Rocks

I was going to write a response to Ted Rall's article, "Dumber Than Palin," (BW, Opinion, Feb. 17, 2010) with a title, "Dumber Than Rall." But after doing extensive research, I couldn't find anyone who qualifies. Rall went off on a rampage about [President Barack] Obama and his stupidity. Let me say that President Obama has left many supporters frustrated with the lack of real, positive change during his early days. But, people, we find ourselves in a very dysfunctional relationship which may just be the real cause of our anger. The relationship? It is to be found in our Congress, not in Obama. It seems that it is time to stop complaining and grousing and begin to channel that energy into needed changes in our system of government. Teabaggers are nice, I guess, but what positive changes have actually begun as a result? Nada. Zilch. None.

It is time to consider amending our Constitution. Here is one to consider:

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.

For example: 1) Members of Congress can retire with the same pay after one term in office. 2) They don't pay into Social Security. 3) They are exempt from many of the laws they pass, such as the fear of prosecution for sexual harassment. We have a system of government [that] has become above the rest of us. Why on earth would they worry about reforming health care when they are well cared for right now?

--Tom Edgar,


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