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fixing congress…….this would only be a start


Warren Buffett, “I could end the deficit in 5 minutes,” he told CNBC. “You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election. 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, e-mail, cell phones, etc. Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less to become the law of the land…all because of public pressure.

I am 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 2019*

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 7/1/19. 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 then it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S.) to receive the message. Maybe it is time.

THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!!!!! If you agree with the above, pass it on.Less

arlin report thought(s) of the day: dumbing-down vs. wearing-down


Since I am a follower of politics and civics and often write my opinion on the subjects, particularly current events, I woke this morning not really wanting to write or speak on anything political. Why do I feel that way I asked myself. So why? Other than sometimes you just need a break from your daily routine, what other reason could there be? I don’t think in my case it is due to dumbing-down. I believe I am beyond that.

I grew up in a time we were taught civics, current events and studied the U.S. and state constitutions (Missouri) in high school. You had to pass both tests to move on. In college, as a Political Science major, we did have a lot of book learning but got mostly lectured on what the professors wanted us to know, which was their interpretation of nearly everything. Interestingly, my grade point average in my major was lower than the other subjects I studied (C average). Psychology subjects (B+). Yep, I may have missed my calling. Except, I may be interrelating the two. Their is definitely psychology to politics, I see little politics in psychology.

So, is my lack of interest today due to being worn down? I believe today’s government/elected officials on the national level in particular may have a wearing-down process. The current impeachment inquiry hearings is a perfect example. Everything we hear, is repeated and repeated like a broken record. It just keeps spinning as it is never turned off (spinning, two versions of spinning here applies). The American public does get tired of it. Too, if you hear something over and over, you (may) tend to believe it. That’s one aspect of psychology in/of politics………get in your head by wearing you down. It is different than the dumbing-down process, keeping knowledge away/keeping us ignorant.

Just look at many of the young protesters today. They know not what they protest. They have little to no knowledge. Its just what they’ve been led to believe; not an idea, just a person. Hate Trump! Why? They can’t tell you why, except he talks mean. Not bad, just mean, listen to their own language. Where’d they learn it? As my father would say…… “take your bar talk somewhere else!”. Oh yeah, he told me that once……..or twice.

So, lets be blunt, dumbing-down (and it is a designed process, this ain’t no accident) is to keep us ignorant. Now I know many will be “offended” by that word, but it is a meaningful term.

definition of Ignorant

Adjective

lacking in knowledge or training; unlearned: an ignorant man, lacking knowledge or information as to a particular subject or fact: ignorant of quantum physics. uninformed; unaware, due to or showing lack of knowledge or training: an ignorant statement.

So, it isn’t all your fault. No I am not calling you, the reader of this post ignorant. If your reading my blog you aren’t. Most any way, but they have been dumbing-down our children for decades now. They don’t teach what we from my generation were taught. They only teach what they want us to know now. Its been that way for a long time.

Let us not get wore down. They’ll slip whatever they want past us if we do. To be honest, we’re smarter than they are. Who is they? You know who I am talking about. I said we’re smarter than they are. We now have those dumbed-down in the ruling positions. I avoided saying ruling class.

Take a break when needed. Then return aware. Use your voice………speak up, write-up, keep them in their place, remove them with our votes. We have much work to do. Not all are bad……..but it is overwhelming how much ignorance shows. The scary part, much is by design and some know exactly what they are doing. The Deep State is real.

They’ll never wear me down.

SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED


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BARACK OBAMA, YOU ARE NOT ABOVE THE CONSTITUTION, though you think you are.

A president that abuses the use of Executive Order is a TYRANT!    You Obama, are the reason for the 2nd amendment.   The purpose mentioned above is exactly the reason why YOU and HILLARY want to abolish it.

You and Hillary are not above the Constitution and you are not above We the People of the United States.   YOU WILL NOT PREVAIL!

 

ARLIN REPORT QUOTE OF THE DAY


Special thanks to all those who have served and are serving in our military on this Memorial Day weekend.   To all their families, thank you.   Remember those who gave their lives for our freedom.   We, more than ever, need to protect this nation and the constitution so their sacrifices were not in vain.

THOMAS JEFFERSON VS. Barack Obama


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Jefferson gave us all the warning signs, the safe guards and a Constitution which if defended kept us free.   We have however, allowed a tyrant to stomp on us and burn the pages of this great document that can only be protected by men.    We the American people are failing, but the test is not over yet.   Wake up!