Many people have seen the email or Facebook post complaining how members of Congress have this intolerable habit of exempting themselves from laws imposed upon the citizenry. And many have discussed how they want somebody to do something about it. Yet, nothing seems to get done.

Well, now somebody has — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. The Republican senator last month introduced a constitutional amendment that would make all laws apply equally to citizens and employees of the federal government. There is one paragraph for each branch of government: legislative, executive and judicial. It is very brief, as laws go, and to the point. Here is the website, specific to the proposal: http://www.paul.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=1011.

I urge one and all to review it. I cannot see why anybody not referred to as senator, congressman, president or Supreme Court judge would be against such an amendment. I urge others join me in contacting Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King, and U.S. Reps. Mike Michaud and Chellie Pingree to support Paul’s proposed amendment.

Gregory PaquetSmithfield

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