Congressional Clown Amendment to The U.S. Constitution

Written by Andrew Lawrence

Thursday, 11 August 2011

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The Congressional Clown Amendment

"If Congress acts like clowns; they shall dress like clowns"

We, the people, hereby state that for decades U.S. elected politicians have spent all our money, passed too many stupid and restrictive regulations, interfered with our individual rights, liberties and freedoms, disregarded the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and governed badly and arrogantly, bringing the United States to the brink of ruin and collapse.

We, the people of the United States of America, hereby declare that our elected representatives and government officials have deemed themselves no longer accountable to the people, or to the U.S. Constitution, and instead have turned American economic, political and social governance into a government not "of the people, by the people and for the people" but a government "of the government, by the government, and for the government".

This shall not stand. This is fundamentally un-American, intolerable, and must be addressed and changed. We, the people, are dismayed, disgruntled and yea, disgusted with our self-serving self-empowered politicians in Washington and hereby petition for redress from our government as follows …

We, the people, hereby declare that, in usurping the power and will of the people, our elected representatives are acting like clowns. And so, by Constitutional amendment, we, the people, hereby declare that, as our elected representatives act like clowns they shall also dress like clowns.

By Constitutional amendment all 435 elected representatives of the House of Representatives, all 100 elected members of the United States Senate, and the President of the United States shall, when performing their sworn duties, wear a classic and colorful clown outfit, complete with a clown wig, face makeup, red nose, and clown feet.

This shall also apply to any candidate or incumbent running for election or re-election at the federal level.

"As Congress shall act like clowns so shall they dress like clowns."

So say we, the people, of the country of the United States of America.
235 years old. 306 million strong.

----------------------------------------------------------------------This is a proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Proposed on behalf of we, the people, of the United States of America. Maybe it's NOT so ridiculous. Or maybe this proposed Constitutional amendment is ridiculous enough to reign in our out-of-control government. Pass it on. Save our country from its government.

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