We the people should blame Congress for the gridlock in Washington

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I wish that President Barack Obama could give House Speaker John A. Boehner a swift boot. The president should tell Mr. Boehner to help run a good government for “we the people” or take the railroad train back to Ohio. We the people are tired of all the bottlenecks in the Capitol.

Many would like to see a national referendum to rewrite the Constitution so that “we the people of the United States of America” get protections that lasso Congress and hog-tie its members to represent each of us U.S. citizens. We no longer want to feel as if each individual doesn’t count in relation to the power of corporations and lobbyists.

When will Congress get real and understand that we the people don’t want professional politicians guaranteed lifelong jobs or lobbyists stealing our one citizen/​one vote guaranteed by the Constitution? Instead we’re seeing corporate entities given power that only human beings should have.

When will Congress update the Constitution to limit terms to three consecutive terms per candidate to permit others a chance to run? We could use new talent to revitalize America. (Change U.S. House terms to four years each instead of two-year terms each.)

When will Congress update candidate fundraising to limit funding to voters only in the district of geographical representation with no lobbyist or corporate funding? Our Founding Fathers wrote the U.S. Constitution for “we the people.”

J.T. URANKER
Sheraden


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