Have We All Gone Mad?
This whole debt ceiling theater has got me wondering about the rational of the adults in some very responsible positions. After a while it starts looking like theater or a bunch of kids going on about “it’s my ball and I’m going home, naaah nany booh booh”. Most of us are trying to work on ourselves, become more evolved, and teach our children to use their manners, clean up after themselves, be honest, and to think of others. Here we have all these “figures” in government making decisions for everyone and they are acting like little brats. Seriously, have we all gone kookoo?
Which brings me back to one of my favorite topics. Me! I am responsible for me: what I eat, say, do, think, how I move, choices I make, and if I will decide to be happy or not. We all have layers from our childhood that we are trying to work out, but I sometimes feel that can be an easier path via the body vs just through the emotions. If I can get my body feeling good, this will positively impact my brain, which will influence my emotions, and hopefully allow me to process my baggage a little easier.
The other lesson in this is that even though I am one person I must participate in the world I live in. WE ALL HAVE TO PARTICIPATE and try and get back in focus what is so important. Health, education, kindness, service, hard work, human connection, safety family, respect for ourselves and our neighbors. I don’t think we need more reality TV, snarky blogs, and intolerance of others, electronic communication, and these sedentary lives that we struggle to find 15 minutes to move or decent food to eat.
I can see how we got here, and I am one of the generations responsible, but we have to try and re direct this train. Honestly if we don’t I for one don’t think the end of this line is going to be pretty. I’m attaching a brilliant reminder for you to read re: our Congress.
I wish each and everyone my best, and leave you with the challenge “How can you be a part of making it better”? Yes, I want you to know that this is all indirectly connected to the flatness of your tummy and the size of your backside.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
~ Margaret Mead
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, before e-mail, before 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’m 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 2011
1. No Tenure / No Pension. n
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 1/1/12. 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.
By Gabby Reece