Submitted by: U.S. Term Limits
True to form, another career politician in Congress is preparing to
be indicted on federal charges. These elected officials just can't seem
to keep their hands out of the cookie jar.
This time it's 12-term Florida Congresswoman Corrine Brown. Brown
frequently runs unopposed for re-election or wallops her only opponent
by 30-40 points. Her district was one of the most gerrymandered in
America before a judge ordered its "bizarre shape" be redrawn.Now Brown will face charges regarding "One Door for Education," a
fraudulent charity which raised $800,000 for education, then only
disbursed one student scholarship for $1,000. Meanwhile, the charity's
money was spent on lavish parties in Washington, D.C. and luxury
skyboxes at NFL games. Lifestyles of the rich and elected, apparently.
According to the Florida Politics blog, Brown will continue to serve
in Congress while under indictment. They cite a 2014 report by the
congressional research service saying "there are no federal statutes or
rules of the House of Representatives that directly affect the status of
a Member of Congress who has been indicted for a crime that constitutes
This raises a question for the American people: Why do members of
Congress only leave office on occasion of indictment, retirement or even
death? That is evidence of a broken system which protects the powerful
and excludes everybody else. It must be fixed.
If Corrine Brown had faced the six-year term limit prescribed by the
U.S. Term Limits amendment, she would have left the House of
Representatives in 1999. Instead, she was given 17 more years to build
power within the system and connections with special interests outside
We need to clean up the corrupt mess in D.C. as soon as possible. It
will require a grassroots army of volunteers pressuring state
legislators to pass resolutions for the Term Limits Convention.
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