Support bill authorizing convention of states

Congress has failed miserably doing their job and now we have a option to correct that. A bill authorizing a convention of states is being introduced at the Hawaii Legislature and I’m inviting everyone to vigorously support it. Sixty percent of the states have to support it and I very much would like to see Hawaii be one of those.

It is the Constitution’s way to bypass Congress and, among other things, set term limits, getting rid of many of the dinosaurs who have been there for 50 years or more, remove many of the perks that Congress enjoys, move the Congress pension fund into Social Security and make the members contribute to it just like the people they regulate, restrict them from becoming a lobbyist for five years after leaving Congress, etc.

The original intent of our Founding Fathers was that the people who controlled the nation’s life (Congress) should serve a short period of time and then move on, letting new blood into Congress.

Bob Hanusa

Wailuku

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