Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Candidate's single issue is to weaken Senate, courts

Quad-Cities Online - Rock Island,IL,USA

By Jenny Lee

DAVENPORT -- Wearing a T-shirt with 'Jesus Redeemer' across his chest, Republican presidential candidate Jerry Johnson came to the Scott County GOP Women's Luncheon to deliver a message from God.

His message was a proposal for a constitutional amendment to cut the number of senators from 100 to 50 and shrink the power of the courts.

The Buchanan, Va., man wants the U.S. Senate to be comprised of one senator from each state that will only answer to that state's Legislature. Each legislature would pick its senator. Federal judges would serve three-year terms. The Senate would divide judges into three classes....

... Mr. Johnson had sent his plan to all 50 states last year, but received no answer. He decided to run for president because he wanted to promote his constitutional amendment. And his name does show up on the Federal Election Commission Web site....

... He said he believes that the proposal came from God....

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