I just signed this petition. How about you?
Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United
States that does not apply equally to the Senators or Representatives,
and Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators or
Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the
Does Congress believe that they are somehow better, or different than you and me? I think they do, which is why I signed this petition.
This petition for the 28th Amendment ensures that neither the Senate nor the House of Representative can make a law that give preference to one or the other, and at the same time, neither can make a law that isn't applied equally to the Senate, the House, and the American public.
For instance, under this amendment, neither the Senate or House can make a health care bill that gives Congress preferential treatment that the American citizen can't get. Unfortunately, a Constitutional Amendment takes a long time to pass. It has to get through the House and Senate and then ratified by 75% of the states. I believe it would be ratified by the states, but getting it through the House and Senate might take some work. Our Congressional critters likes their perks.
When Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, he penned the words "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal...", he didn't continue on to say, except for our elected officials. It's not there; I looked.
If our elected officials truly believe those words "that all men are created equal", then Congress would create laws that treated Federal employees (which is what Congress is) the same way that the American citizen is treated.