Open Letter to U.S. Leadership

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Open Letter to U.S. Leadership

Post by CygnusX1 » Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:09 am

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I'm a home grown American citizen, 53, a registered Democrat all my life.

Before the last presidential election, I registered as a Republican, because
I no longer felt the Democratic Party represents my views or works to
pursue issues important to me. Now, I no longer feel the Republican
Party represents my views, or works to pursue issues important to me.

The fact is, I no longer feel ANY political party or representative in
Washington represents my views or works to pursue the issues important
to me.

There must be someone. Please tell me who you are. Please stand up and
tell me that you are there and that you're willing to fight for our
Constitution as it was written. Please stand up NOW.

You might ask yourself what my views and issues are - that I would
horribly feel so disenfranchised by both major political parties. What kind
of nut job am I? Will you please tell me?

Well, these are, briefly, my views and issues for which I seek

One - Illegal immigration. I want you to stop coddling illegal
immigrants and secure our borders. Close the underground tunnels. Stop
the violence and the trafficking in drugs and people. No amnesty, not
again. Been there, done that, no resolution.

P.S. - I'm not a racist. This isn't to be confused with LEGAL immigration.

Two - The TARP bill. I want it repealed and I want no further
funding supplied to it. We told you no, but you did it anyway. I want the
remaining unfunded 95% repealed. Freeze, repeal.

Three - Czars. I want the circumvention of our checks and
balances stopped immediately. Fire the czars. No more czars.
Government officials answer to the process, not to the President.
Stop trampling on our Constitution and honor it.

Four - "Cap and Trade." The debate on global warming is not over.
There is more to say.

Five - Universal healthcare. I will not be rushed into another
expensive decision. Don't you DARE try to pass this in the middle of the
night and then go on break. Slow down!

Six - Growing government control. I want states' rights and
sovereignty fully restored. I want less government in my life, not more.
Shrink it down. Mind your own business.

You have enough to take care of with your real obligations. Why don't you
start there.

Seven - ACORN. I do not want ACORN and its affiliates in charge
of our 2010 census. I want them investigated. I also do not want
mandatory escrow fees contributed to them every time on every real
estate deal that closes. Stop the funding to ACORN and its affiliates
pending impartial audits and investigations. I do not trust them with
taking the census over with our taxpayer money. I don't trust them with
our taxpayer money.

Face up to the allegations against them and get it resolved before
taxpayers get any more involved with them. If it walks like a duck and
talks like a duck, hello!

Stop protecting your political buddies. You work for us, the people.


Eight - Redistribution of wealth. No, no, no. I work for my money.
It is mine. I have always worked for people with more money than I have
because they gave me jobs. That is the only redistribution of
wealth that I will support. I never got a job from a poor person. Why do
you want me to hate my employers? Why? What do you have against
shareholders making a profit?

Nine - Charitable contributions. Although I never got a job from a
poor person, I have helped many in need. Charity belongs in our local
communities, where we know our needs best and can use our local talent
and our local resources. Butt out, please. We want to do it ourselves.

Ten - Corporate bailouts. Knock it off. Sink or swim like the rest of
us. If there are hard times ahead, we'll be better off just getting into it
and letting the strong survive. Quick and painful.

Have you ever ripped off a Band Aid? We will pull together.

Great things happen in America under great hardship. Give us the chance
to innovate. We cannot disappoint you more than you have disappointed

Eleven - Transparency and accountability. How about it? No, really,
how about it? Let's have it. Let's say we give the buzzwords a rest and
have some straight honest talk.

Please try. Please stop manipulating and trying to appease me with
clever wording. I am not the idiot you obviously take me for.

Stop sneaking around, and meeting in back rooms; making deals with
your friends. It will only be a prelude to your criminal investigation.

Stop hiding things from me.

Twelve - Unprecedented quick spending. Stop it - NOW.

Take a breath. Listen to the people.

Let's just slow down and get some input from some non-politicians on the
subject. Stop making everything an emergency. Stop speed-reading our
bills into law. I am not an activist. I am not a community organizer. Nor
am I a terrorist, a militant or a violent person.

I am a parent and a grandparent. I work. I'm busy. I'm very busy. I am
busy - and I am tired. I thought we elected competent people to
take care of the business of government so that we could work, raise our
families, pay our bills, have a little recreation, complain about taxes,
endure our hardships, pursue our personal goals, cut our lawn, wash our
cars on the weekends, and be responsible contributing members of
society and teach our children to be the same - all while living in the
home of the free and land of the brave.

I entrusted you with upholding the Constitution. I believed in the checks
and balances to keep from getting far off course. What happened?

You are very far off course. Do you really think I find humor in the hiring
of a speed-reader to unintelligently ramble all through a bill that you
signed into law without knowing what it contained? I do not.

It is a mockery of the responsibility I have entrusted to you. It is a slap in
the face. I am not laughing at your arrogance.

Why is it that I feel as if you would not trust me to make a single decision
about my own life and how I would live it; but you should expect that I
should trust you with the debt that you have laid on all of us and our

We did not want the TARP bill. We said NO. We would repeal it if we could.
I am sure that we still cannot. There is such urgency and recklessness in
all of the recent spending.

From my perspective, it seems that all of you have gone insane. I
also know that I am far from alone in these feelings. Do you honestly
feel that your current pursuits have merit to patriotic Americans?

We want it to stop. We want to put the brakes on everything that is being
rushed by us and forced upon us. We want our voice back. You have
forced us to put our lives on hold to straighten out the mess that
you are making.

We will have to give up our vacations, our time spent with our children,
any relaxation time we may have had, and money we cannot afford - to
spend on you to bring our concerns to Washington.

Our president often knows all the right buzzwords - like "unsustainable."
Well, no kidding! How many tens of thousands of dollars did the focus
group cost to come up with that word? We don't want your
overpriced words.

Stop treating us like we're morons.

We want all of you to stop focusing on your reelection and do the job we
want done, not the job you want done or the job your party
wants done.

You work for US - and at this rate I guarantee you not for long - because
we are coming. We will be heard and we will be represented.

You think we're so busy with our lives that we will never come for you?

We are the formerly silent majority, all of us who quietly work, pay taxes,
obey the law, vote, save money, keep our noses to the grindstone and
we are now looking up at you.

You have awakened us, the patriotic spirit so strong and so powerful that
it had been sleeping too long. You have pushed us too far.

Our numbers are great. They may surprise you.

For every one of us who will be there, there will be hundreds more
that could not come. Unlike you, we have their trust. We will
represent them honestly, rest assured.

They will be at the polls on voting day to usher you out of office.

We have cancelled vacations. We will use our last few dollars saved. We
will find the representation among us and a grassroots campaign will

We didn't ask for this fight, but the gloves are coming off. We do not
come in violence, but we are angry. You will represent us - or you will be
replaced with someone who will.

There are candidates among us that will rise like a Phoenix from the
ashes that you have made of our Constitution.

Democrat, Republican, Independent, Libertarian - Understand this:

We don't care. Political parties are meaningless to us.

Patriotic Americans are willing to do right by us and our Constitution and
that is all that matters to us now.

We are going to fire all of you who abuse power and seek more. It is not
your power. It is ours - and we want it back. We entrusted you with it
and you abused it.

You are dishonorable. You are dishonest. As Americans, we are ashamed
of you. You have brought shame to us. If you are not representing the
wants and needs of your constituency loudly and consistently, in spite of
the objections of your party, you will be fired.

Did you hear? We no longer care about your political parties. You need to
be loyal to us, not to them, because we will get you fired and
they will not save you.

If you do, or can, represent me - my issues - my views - please stand up.
Make your identity known. You need to make some noise about it. Speak
up. I need to know who you are.

If you do not speak up, you will be herded out with the rest of the sheep,
and we will replace the whole damned Congress if need be - one by one.

We are coming. Are we coming for you?

Who do you represent? What do you represent?

Listen to us, because we are coming.

We - THE PEOPLE - are coming.
Don't start none...won't be none.

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Post by Big Blue Owl » Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:54 am

Some of that seemed quite reasonable and lucid. Some of it sounded like it was written from a shed by a hooded "patriot."

Was that written by Bill Ayres? :)

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Post by CygnusX1 » Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:06 am

hahahaha nope . . . she's a Grandmother.

What does that say?

I'm gonna go out on a limb - and say that she's not feelin' much hope and

But, as always, I could be wrong. :lol:
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Post by awip2062 » Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:59 pm

The fact is, I no longer feel ANY political party or representative in
Washington represents my views or works to pursue the issues important
to me

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