Rick Perry would do a lot better in the long run by attacking Obama and not the U.S.Constitution. WHAT? That’s exactly right. Think about this one. The bill of rights was ratified at the same time, for all practical purposes, as the Constitution itself. MOST of the people ratifying the Constitution wanted a Bill of Rights added so one was promised and delivered. Since then the United States has ratified only 17 amendments. Perry has THREE issues that would require an amendment. One might require two or more.
Here they are. The constitution says that Congress MUST meet at least once a year, Perry wants them to meet every other year. Right, it’s silly, but he gets applause. He needs to remember that Ron Paul gets applause on outlawing the Fed and requiring only gold and silver for money. HAHAHAHA. Really.
Second case Perry wants a 15 or 20 year term for Federal Judges. I like that too, but don’t ask him specific questions. If a judge has been on the bench for 15 years should a President appoint the guy/gal with experience and whose judgement you know if he/she will run out of time very quickly. Or do they get their term “reset” when they hit the SCOTUS??? Be sure that Rick Perry hasn’t thought about that one. Finally, he wants congressional pay set by — heck if I know, The President? An amendment? The Congress sets it’s own pay
right now and the 27th amendment says that any such change up or down cannot take effect until after the House has been re-elected every two years.
Rick says he will cut their pay in half and if he doesn’t like the job they do cut it again. Of course more than half of Congress are millionaires. Madame Pelosi, for example, is worth 50 million and her husband is a Billionaire with a B. Cutting the pay would only hurt the kind of citizen/legislator Rick CLAIMS to prefer. Pelosi probably donates her salary or just uses it for lunches. An engineer or farmer or small business owner wont EVER be able to afford being a Congressman again.
You wonder if he has even SEEN the constitution let alone read it forget study it.