My friend David Juhl (name drop) posted something here regarding the Constitution Party. I was just perusing it to see what it was like and came across these words which I thought almost sounded fitting for our own district and synodical offices:
The Congress of the United States (Synodical and District Offices) has (have) become an overpaid, overstaffed, self-serving institution. It confiscates taxpayer (Church given) funds to finance exorbitant and unconstitutionally (unbiblically) determined salaries, pensions, and perks. Most members of Congress (District) have become more accountable to the Washington (Synodical) establishment than to the people in their home districts. Both houses of Congress are all too often unresponsive and irresponsible, arrogantly placing themselves above the very laws they enact, (a.k.a. ecclesiastical supervisors) and beyond the control of the citizens they have sworn to represent and serve (pastors and congregations).
We seek to abolish Congressional pensions.