Dear Mr. Congressman,
Can’t help wondering what you are doing, after lingering in the Halls of Congress up until Christmas Eve, passing one of your many phases of the so-called Health Bill.
Are you now back home, among your constituents who elected you to represent them, in penitent solitude, over all your efforts this year to pass legislation which has a price tag of trillions of indebtedness, perpetrated upon the American people?
Or are you remaining in Washington, high-fiving over all your accomplishments bypassing the Constitution, and the Will of the people, which millions expressed to you this year in emails, faxed letters, phone calls and tea parties? Or are you just resting up, to exercise your power as an elected official, to operate the gristmill of grinding out more laws, like the ones you implemented this past year, designed to destroy any semblance of individual freedom we may have left?
Then, I can’t help but wonder if you ever feel any remorse over your actions, or even if you recognize the damage you have caused to this once great nation, which began with a government of the people, by the people and for the people; or when you have read the greatest document ever devised by humans, The Declaration of Independence?
Watching and listening to the people appear before their elected Congressman this summer, at Tea Party rallies, couldn’t help but notice an attitude of indifference, as many elected stood before crowds of distressed Americans who were trying to be heard. Obviously you paid no heed. Some polititians even hurled name-calling insults.
I couldn’t help but empathize with those trying to reach out to elected officials for their voices to be heard. Reminded me of years past, a long time ago, when I thought reaching out to Washington elected might touch one’s Achilles heel, to listen to some notion of reason and rationale, from an individual American. But soon learned such is not the case. Consequently, I stopped voting, and wasting any time contacting anyone in Washington.
Spent my time studying the Philosophy of Freedom instead of wasting it trying to reach an elected Congressman.
However, years back, despite the fact that contacts made no difference in the actions and mindsets of Congressmen back then, they did at least send a written response. In this connection, I recently went through stored boxes and ran across some of those letters. I think the last one was from Senator Richard Russell, from Georgia, when he was Chairman of the Armed Services Committee. Or maybe the last one was from Sam Nunn. Re-reading them was a reminder of the indifference of Congressmen towards the people they are elected to represent.
I finally evolved into a recognition that Congressmen simply pay little attention to individuals who flock to the polls to elect them. Which I could accept if you would only follow the tenets of the United States Constitution. Which is in essence all the callers, letter writers and Tea Party Protesters are trying to get you to do. That is, to follows the laws specified in the United States Constitution. And you are not doing that. You don’t even read the legislation you vote for and thereby pass into law!!! Why is that?
I would urge you to read what Abraham Lincoln said on Feburary 12, 1863. “The people are the rightful masters of both Congresses and Courts, not to over-throw the Constitution, but to over-throw the men who pervert the Constitution.”
LET FREEDOM RING