There is a special class of people in our country who do not live by the same rules they make for everyone else to follow. That class of people is the Congress of the United States.

Take note of these injustices. Hopefully, you will become involved in the change that needs to happen to make equal justice for all a reality.

Congress is exempt from any fear of prosecution for sexual harassment. Members are exempt from health-care reform. They receive enormous pensions and vote themselves pay raises.

Governors of 35 states have filed suit against the federal government for imposing unlawful burdens upon their states. In order to convene a Constitutional Convention, it only takes 38 out of 50 states.

So, it has been proposed that there be a 28th Amendment that reads: "Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to senators and 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."

It would be wonderful to have a Congressional Reform Act that would make it so no former congressional office holder after leaving office could receive pay or perks.

Serving in Congress is an honor and privilege and should not be a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators to serve their terms and then go back home to work.

As a country, let's expect more from our government by asking for a Constitutional Convention of the states to change how our legislators operate.

Leroy Vetsch

Mankato

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