Letters to the Editor

People must take charge, hold officials accountable

The people of South Carolina are ready, willing and able to take our state back from the unconstitutional leadership in the state House of Representatives and the Senate in Columbia.

Here is a list of actions to take:

We must write a new state constitution immediately, starting Feb. 1, to be completed by June 1, 2012. This must be based on the federal Constitution, with separation of powers among the legislative, executive and judicial branches. The present constitution has few checks and balances for protection from the abuse of powers, and the legislative branch has too much power. This must be changed immediately.

We must pass laws on term limits: Federal and state senators, three terms of six years; federal and state House of Representatives, nine terms of two years.

We must add a removal clause, if they don't faithfully execute their job and work, respect and follow the constitution. The people could request a vote of removal and have a special election for the remainder of that term. (This is for both state and federal elected officials.)

We must hold all elected officials accountable, and it's our job as citizens to keep the pressure on them to do their job correctly for the people.

Arthur BroskaBluffton