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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Letter to Senators and House Reps

Dear Senator.

I am writing this letter to express my extreme dissatisfaction with the trajectory of our great nation. First I guess full disclosure is necessary. I didn’t vote for the sitting president based on his proclaimed beliefs of wealth redistribution. I am neither a Democrat nor a Republican. I am, however, fairly conservative in my views, particularly fiscally conservative. Now that we have that out of the way let me just say…

“I AM MAD AS HELL AND WILL NO LONGER SIT IDLY BY AND LET THE ILK IN WASHINGTON D.C. DESTROY OUR COUNTRY.!”

America has been lulled to sleep over the past several decades; I included, through the ready availability of credit, mindless television, and the ever decreasing accountability of the media to be the so called “4th branch” of our government. Allow me to announce that the end to your free reign is here. I, among many other Americans, am sick and tired of your ramming through legislation at will. Never listening to your constituents, the very constituents that elected you, and continuing to pursue a path of Socialistic governance to maintain your standing, your stature, your power over the citizens of this great nation.

THE SLEEPING GIANT HAS AWAKENED!

Make no mistake. Senator, we the people are coming after the seat you occupy. We are going to take our nation back. Take it back from those of you who believe you are above the constitution, that you are smarter than our Founding Fathers, those who believe that only the government is big enough to provide our needs, who believe that bailing out companies is better than allowing them to fail and have someone in the private sector take them over or to fill the void that they may leave. We the people are going to take those seats that are occupied by those who believe our sovereignty should be shared, that believe that citizenship by foreign invaders is a right and not a privilege, that believe our constitution is a living breathing document that must change with the times, that think stealing tax dollars to bail out auto manufacturers, banks, insurance companies and hedge funds who over leveraged, home owners who over spent, credit card companies who over loaned is all okay because they are “too big to fail”.

We the people are tired, Senator, of the trashing of our constitution, the very constitution you swore to uphold, the very constitution that we the people have to wonder if you have even read. We the people are tired of seeing our liberties slowly but surely infringed upon. The very liberties that our young faithful troops are fighting for and for which so many have died. You all send our troops to battle and then argue about funding them, fight about what they are doing there and how they should fight.. They go into harms’ way knowing that they may be killed at any moment but that they aren’t authorized to shoot until shot at first. It’s war Senator. It’s war. Let them fight to win or bring them home.

We the people are tired of the United Nations throwing the United States, their main contributor, under the bus. We the people are sick of them telling us how bad we are and how good everyone else is but continuing to take our tax dollars. GET US OUT OF THE United Nations.

We the people are sick Senator of you enacting legislation to chase a problem. You never seem to be ahead of a problem. All your actions seem to be in response to a problem rather than to prevent one. As a matter of fact Senator, it seems that most of the problems you chase with legislation are problems created by previously passed legislation. You see sir/madam, when we the people elect you to the position you hold we the people expect that you are people who see problems coming rather than ones who watch them go by us. I suspect, in fact, that if you were a CEO of a publicly held company in the United States of yesteryear that you would be fired and chased out of town. Today, however you’d just be bailed out or maybe taken over by our out of control government. You obviously could never run a small business because a small business thrives on fore thinkers, people who see problems on the horizon rather than in the rear view mirror.

We the people are bewildered by the idea of Socialism, redistribution. Who the heck are you to tell us that the money we earn should be gathered by you and doled out to those who choose not to work for it or not to work harder for what they want out of life. Our United States of America is one of the few countries in the world where you can succeed if you set your mind to it and really work hard. We the people believe in Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of happiness. NOT the guarantee of happiness through large government or the guarantee of the same outcome during the pursuit of happiness.

We the people are appalled by the idea of your being able to vote yourself raises, spending packages, health care packages, vacation packages etc., etc.. No wonder yours has turned into a lifelong career rather than a part time service to the nation. You all can vote yourself whatever you want. We the people could never gather a group at work and vote ourselves a raise and then inform management that we now make ??? dollars per year. What the hell is that Senator? No more. No more pay raises, no more tripled office spending allocations, no more anything. Get out and get out NOW!!

Most of us, about 86% or so believe in God. I believe more than that believe in some entity greater than them but refuse to call “it” God do to a resistance to or a fear of ideological or theological indoctrination. My point here is that our nation, being the one of a kind, the greatest, freest nation on earth was founded on the principle that a Godless nation or an immoral people could not handle this type of Republic. You have managed to take God out of our schools, out of many of the government buildings, made government officials afraid to mention God in a speech for fear of retribution or ridicule and all but told our preachers, priests and other religious leaders what they can say pertaining to government and the officials they agree with or not. We’re coming after that seat Senator, make no mistake, we’re coming.

We are tired of the political game playing, tired of both parties stacking the courts with political hacks that choose to legislate from the bench rather than just adjudicating the constitution.

We the people are tired of the arrogance and the marginalization of our concerns by both you and your staff when we call. You see senator, regardless how menial our concerns may seem to you they were obviously important enough for us to pick up the phone and make a call.

We the people are sick to death of the tax code being 86000 pages and really only applying to the “peasants” who elected you and not to the ones who write it and enforce it. Somehow, even they can’t seem to understand it well enough to live by it. We want the “Fair Tax” put into effect to replace, yes replace the monstrosity of a tax code that is there now.

Stop attacking our 2nd amendment rights. Stop chipping away at our right to bear arms. That senator is an absolute constitutional right and shall not be infringed upon in any way. Get out of the constitution, stop trying to manipulate it for political gain and legislate according to it as you were elected to do. Stop it, stop it right now.

Senator, we the people demand that the out of control spending of our and our children’s and grandchildren’s tax dollars stop. We the people want it stopped NOW. As I was growing up I thought a “Billion” was a made up number. Now Senator we are not only hearing about billions but with regularity trillions are talked about and I have even heard batted around with impunity quadrillions. What the hell are you doing to us? Stop printing money, stop devaluing the currency of this nation. STOP THE DEFICIT SPENDING AND STOP IT NOW!!!!!

Stop Senator! Stop the “middle of the night” legislation. The “rushed through without reading” passage of massive pork filled spending bills. It is all too obvious that those are nothing more than payoffs or future payments for elections or reelections. Stop it. We the people are tired of paying for your ever increasing power over the people rather than power by the people. We the people will no longer sit by and allow the passage of such bills and when they happen you will be taken to task and FIRED. No more Senator, No more free rides on the backs of the tax payers. We the people are coming after that seat. We the people loaned it to you, you abused it, and now we want it back. For the good of our country we are asking you to resign with dignity at the end of your current term or be resolute to losing that seat in humility. WE THE PEOPLE WANT OUR COUNTRY BACK. We want it back and are determined to take it back. You see senator, the truth is that WE THE PEOPLE SURROUND YOU!!! You answer to us. We do not answer to you. We the people elected you and we can and will take that seat back. We will take our country back and restore it to the country our Founding Fathers envisioned.

In closing Senator, as you can see I have enclosed a pocket copy of our United States Constitution. I urge you to read it, keep it handy and legislate by it for the remainder of your term, as you were elected and sworn to do by your constituents.

The Principles we live by…

  1. America Is Good.

2. I believe in God and He is the Center of my Life. God “The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the external rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained.” from George Washington’s first Inaugural address.

3. I must always try to be a more honest person than I was yesterday. Honesty “I hope that I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider to be the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.” George Washington

4. The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority, not the government. Marriage/Family “It is in the love of one’s family only that heartfelt happiness is known. By a law of our nature, we cannot be happy without the endearing connections of a family.” Thomas Jefferson

5. If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it. Justice “I deem one of the essential principles of our government… equal and exact justice to all men of whatever state or persuasion, religious or political.” Thomas Jefferson

6. I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results. Life, Liberty, & The Pursuit of Happiness “Everyone has a natural right to choose that vocation in life which he thinks most likely to give him comfortable subsistence.” Thomas Jefferson

7. I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable. Charity “It is not everyone who asketh that deserveth charity; all however, are worth of the inquiry or the deserving may suffer.” George Washington

8. It is not un-American for me to disagree with authority or to share my personal opinion. On your right to disagree “In a free and republican government, you cannot restrain the voice of the multitude; every man will speak as he thinks, or more properly without thinking.” George Washington

9. The government works for me. I do not answer to them, they answer to me. Who works for whom? “I consider the people who constitute a society or a nation as the source of all authority in that nation.” Thomas Jefferson

The Values we live by…

  • Honesty
  • Reverence
  • Hope
  • Thrift
  • Humility
  • Charity
  • Sincerity
  • Moderation
  • Hard Work
  • Courage
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Gratitude

Very Upset, Concerned, American Citizen

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6 comments:

lebabe said...

You are an amazing writer!

Ken Worth said...

WOW, that is a great compliment. I am truly humbly appreciative. Thanks lebabe!

DanPrentice said...

This letter need to get copied by everyon and sent by every one to every Rep and Senator!!

DanPrentice said...

May I have your permission to copy distribute and reprint?

ADW said...

Dan, when I wrote this letter in April last year, I copied and sent it to every Senator, Congressman and the president in personally hand addressed, stamped envelopes with a copy of the constitution in pocket form.

The letter has been stolen, bastardized, reprinted and used over and over, you may copy and use the letter at your leisure and or as you see the need.

Some reference to the original author or this site might be nice but certainly not necessary.

Good day Brother
Fight on
ADW

DanPrentice said...

thank you
I really liked your points, verbaige and phraseology. Credit is always given and appropriately so.

I remain
Yours in Liberty
DanPrentice