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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Congress and A Questionnaire

I'm glad to be back blogging. My absence was due to tying up loose ends with my publisher. Now that things are resolved, I'll be more attentive to my blog and you, my followers. Also, I added an option to subscribe. To get notice of when I write a new post, make sure you sign up!

I'm looking for two things in regard to this post. The first is feedback on this idea and the second, is information on how to get this questionnaire on a national election ballot. I welcome your reactions, thoughts and ideas. Please feel free to share on your own blogs, Twitter or Facebook pages.

This questionnaire is from my book, now available, "For A Better America: Observations, Insights, and a Plan for Action by a 95 Year Old American."

In view of the numerous issues that are dividing our country, it was felt expedient to compile the following questionnaire regarding these issues to be added to the ballot of the 2012 presidential election to ascertain the will of the people. The results will be sent to Congress to make amendments to the constitution and enact new laws in accordance with the will of the people. When the will of the people is ascertained, Congress can then make the necessary changes.

There will be three choices in the voting, Yes, No and Undecided.

Should English be declared the official language of the United States?

Should a Citizens Commission with full powers of a grand jury be established to oversee the affairs of government?

Should there be term limits for members of Congress ?

Should there be a retirement age for U.S. Supreme Court Justices?

Should Riders to bills of legislation be banned by Congress?

Should marriage be the union of one man and one woman?

Should Partial Birth Abortion be banned?

Should the words “ under God “ remain in the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America?

Should the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America be permitted at public gatherings and events?

Should nativity scenes be permitted in public places at Christmastime?

Should prayer be permitted in schools under specified conditions?

Should the Ten Commandments be permitted to be displayed in public places?

Should the policy of Separation of Church and State be more specifically defined?

Should the policy of Religious Liberty be more clearly defined?

Should the constitutional privilege of Freedom of Speech be more clearly defined?

Should efforts be made to reduce the amount of sexual content in television programs,

movies, print and video media?

Should an application for naturalization require that an applicant be literate in English?

Should an applicant for a driver’s license be able to read and understand all road signs?

Should the word “ God “ remain on the currency of the United States of America?

Should the words “ So help me God “ remain in the inauguration oath of a new president and swearing in of government officials?

Should the words “ So help me God “ remain in the oath a person takes when testifying?

Should members of Congress and all officials of government be placed under the jurisdiction of the Office of Personnel Management the same as all other government employees for such matters as pensions, social security, health benefits annual cost of living increases and any other so called fiscal matters?

Should the power of Executive Pardon be amended to require the consent of a majority vote of the United States Senate?

Should there be a National Day of Prayer?

So what do you think?