Seriously, I’m still here….

Yes, I know. I haven’t posted in FOREVER! But, really, I am still here.

This has been a busy time for me, work-wise. We’ve been doing a lot of behind the scenes stuff with the record company. That has caused even my writing on the EbookEvangelist to take a back seat.

What I have been doing is reading. A lot of reading. According to my Goodreads page, 157 books worth of reading. (Subtract 8 or 9 books that I didn’t finish from that number. Life is too short to finish books I am not enjoying. I allow for 10% unfinished when I set my goal.)

The writing I have been doing is not the fun kind. I have been doing quite a few emails to my senators and congressman and representatives to let them know that I am not happy with how the are conducting the business of the American people, from the state level all the way up to the federal government level. I have not been this upset about what’s happening in government since I was 18 years old.

Since I feel that the current crop of politicians need a lot of guidance and feedback (go ahead, interpret that however you like), that is sort of my priority for right now.

If I have ghosted anybody, please accept my apologies and shoot me an email. I’ll make it up to you, I swear! <3

The Amend the Constitution Meme

Every now and then I get one of those chain emails that actually makes sense. This is the one I received today. Rather than forward it to 20 people via email, I thought I would share it with you here:

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 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. Term Limits.

12 years only, one of the possible options below..

A. Two Six-year Senate terms
B. Six Two-year House terms
C. One Six-year Senate term and three Two-Year House terms

2. No Tenure / No Pension.

A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.

3. 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.

4. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

5. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

6. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

7. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

8. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/11.

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 WE FIX CONGRESS!!!!!

What do you think of the ideas presented here?