An Open Letter To Congress

Hello, you may know me- I am your electorate- you know, the people you are supposed to represent, the people you were elected to represent. Your party may be the group that holds your same ideal and principles, but it is the people that you should  hold allegiance to first and foremost. Without them, you wouldn’t be where you are, because the party has no vote, but the people do.

You also have a little niggling thing that you pledged faith to called the Constitution. Remember that line in your oath, “To protect and Defend the Constitution of the United States.” It did not say squat about the Resident, or his “Czars”, or anything else, just the Constitution.

I am guessing that the Constitution is supposed to be important, but your actions have me wondering if you have forgotten this document in all the hoopla over the “first Post- racial President” ever. You see, it really doesn’t matter what color he is if he is a despot, and while I won’t say he is a Despot, he’s looking a little “Despot-ish”, with all these “Czars”.

You see, there’s a little problem with these little tin pot dictators he keeps propagating- they are not answerable to Congress, subject to checks and balances, and the oversight a responsible Congress is supposed to do. Instead, you allowed him to propose what is basically a “straw Cabinet” of people who will have little effect, while he is free to go around the Constitutional laws with these unelected, unvetted sock puppets of his.

And you do nothing- even worse, you aid him in this, never dreaming that one day you could wake up and find that because of your actions AND your inactions, you have become largely irrelevant, and the Resident will be free to ignore you. Believe me- he will.

You have by and large, already been emasculated as a law- making political body, but you can still grow a new pair- those are mainly a state of mind, and you (both parties here) can reverse this trend of irrelevancy if you act now, but passing this Healthcare bill and the Cap and Trade bill as they are written just gives this Resident more power, and believe me- that is not something you should do.

I am not saying that we do not have problems with energy, or healthcare, but our system was designed whereby laws were passed with a deliberate slowness, so we could have good, decent bills that benefitted everyone. Now we have someone who acts like the man behind the curtain in Oz. Oh, don’t look behind the curtain, he beseeches- because he knows that if you did, you would find  that it is really all smoke and mirrors.

So you actively aid him, or inactively “allow” him to rape the Constitution. There are at least four of the Amendments in the Bill of Rights now under active attack by this administration.

The First Amendment, which guarantees the right to free speech, and the right to a free and unrestrained press (nowadays that would include ALL media) is being restrained or soon to be restrained by what the Resident is calling “Diversity”, but which seeks to silence Talk Radio,the largest percentage of which is conservative, but make no mistake, they will come for the print and visual media, and then the internet also.

The Second Amendment, which guarantees the right to keep and bear arms, will soon be under full scale attack, using as justification the alleged arms that come from the southwest border states into Mexico. This is a lie, as far as percentages go, and it is virtually impossible to get a fully automatic weapon from the United States. Empirical evidence suggests that the bulk of weapons have come from Honduras, Venezuela, or Cuba, but the Resident wants to restrict gun sales in the U.S., so he allows this false evidence to flow unchecked.

The Fourth Amendment, that of restrictions against unreasonable search and seizure, and the right to privacy, is under attack in the middle of the Healthcare bill, where the government could, and would compel you to hand over not only your medical records, but your bank account information. Now, we all know that is just not right, and yet it is there, stuck in the middle of a bill 1017 pages long, like a stealth law.

And finally, compelling the States to accept the Stimulus money (or ANY money with strings attached), falls afoul of the Tenth Amendment, that of State’s Rights. You see, if the Constitution does not explicitly say what the Federal Government’s powers are respective to any situation vis-a-vis the States, then the power, and decision- making process devolves to the States themselves.

News flash- the Constitution does not say what, if any power the Federal government has over the states regarding the money- ergo, the states are not compelled to do what the Feds want them to do. Now, we have a problem with spineless politicians in the State Legislatures, but that just mirrors the Federal problem we have with you.

So here’s the deal- You need to climb down off of that cross, use the wood to build a bridge, and get over it. Grow a pair, and represent the people you are supposed to represent. There is supposed to be somewhat of an adversarial context between you all and the executive branch- you are not the Resident’s dog- that position is already filled, so do not- I repeat – do not roll over and play dead for the Resident.

Or you might just die at the polls in 2010.

Your choice.

 

(P.S to all those who read and agree, send this to another blog, or Congressman, or Senator).
Blake

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3 Responses to “An Open Letter To Congress”

  1. brityank says:

    Nicely said; but I would rather they rebuild something else from that cross – a gibbet, as a visible warning of what could await them should they fail to Restore the Limits of our Constitutional Republic.

  2. Good letter – well said. I too want the Constitution to be the only focus. We need to disrupt all the Czars and other unconstitutional corruptions from Obama (like using our foreign aid for abortions outside the U.S.), and eventually clean house through all the past administrations, and see to it that there are no unconstitutional creations in the future.

    Thanks for visiting me and commenting. I really appreciate it.