Example: [Collected via e-mail, November 2009]
All I ask is that you consider the suggestion here.
The entire Congress of the United States is corrupt. And I mean both Houses and I mean both major parties..
I realize that a few Members of each House are trustworthy, but, as a group they are absolutely the most corrupt bunch to ever disgrace our Nation.
In November of 2010 the entire House of Representatives will stand for re-election; all 435 of them. One third of the Senate, a total of 33 of them, will also stand for
And I mean every one of them. No matter their Party affiliation. Let's start all over in the House of Representatives with
Two years later, in 2012, vote the next third of the incumbents in the Senate out.
We can do the same thing in 2014 and, by that time we will have put all new people in that body as well.
We, the People, have got to take this Country back and we HAVE to do it peacefully.
That's what the Framers of our Constitution envisioned.
I am also suggesting term limits on the new bunch:
We have term-limited the President, now let's term-limit the Legislators.
Please, if you love this Country, send this (as I have done) to absolutely everyone whose email address appears in your address book.
This thing can permeate this Country in no time. Let's make it happen.
Don't just delete this - please pass it on and give our Country a fighting chance.
VOTE THE POWER ABUSERS OUT........LET'S TAKE AMERICA BACK !!!!!!!!!"
Origins: This 2009 e-mail exhortation urges Americans to consider the suggestion that they vote all incumbents out of the House of Representatives during the upcoming elections in
I received a message about the entire House of Representatives being up for election in 2010. My memory may be faulty but I don't remember that ever happening. I mean, if this were so, wouldn't it be in the news?
I received an email this morning with what I believe to be an untrue statement - "In November of 2010 the entire House of Representatives will stand for re-election; all 435 of them." Is this true? I don't recall a time where the entire House of Representatives has been up for
Article 1 of the U.S. Constitution establishes the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government, a bicameral legislature known as Congress, as described in
Immediately after they shall be assembled in consequence of the first election, they shall be divided as equally as may be into three classes. The seats of the senators of the first class shall be vacated at the expiration of the second year, of the second class at the expiration of the fourth year, and of the third class at the expiration of the sixth year, so that one third may be chosen every second year.
Members of the Senate (currently 100 in number) serve six-year terms which are staggered so that one-third come up for election every two years. So yes, all the seats in the House of Representatives will be up for grabs in 2010
Last updated: 8 December 2009