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Perks of office

EDITOR: The letter calling on Congress to amend the constitution to state that only living persons, not corporations, are endowed with constitutional rights and that money does not equate to free speech is right on track. ("Amendment needed," Sunday).

Another amendment is needed, as well. That amendment would say, "Congress shall pass no law or regulation that excludes the public and shall pass no law or regulation that pertains to the public only." Presently, members of Congress and their families enjoy special privileges that are not available to the general public.

The Press Democrat might want to consider investigating the special rules and privileges that members of Congress have set up for themselves and their families over the years that exclude the general public. A much-needed eye opener.

JACOB W. BOUDEWIJN

Santa Rosa


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