Friday, July 31, 2009

A Letter to Our Employees in Congress

To the Members of the U.S. House & U.S. Senate,

I am writing to you, the employees of the People of the United States of America, to remind you of your jobs and your place in our republic. You are elected by the citizens of your districts and states to represent them in the federal government. You are expected to fulfill your duties, which include drafting and voting on legislation that conforms to the enumerated powers granted to the federal government by the People through the United States Constitution. We the People also expect you to read and understand that legislation before you vote on it! In addition, we expect you to be available to your constituents, the People you represent, to hear and listen to what we say.
We also expect you to respect the rights and the sovereignty of the several States of the United States of America, in which we live. The Tenth Amendment was passed because several of the States would not sign the Constitution and join the United States without assurances that their rights and sovereignty would be respected and remain intact.
We do NOT want you to enact legislation that you know is in direct opposition to the wishes of the American People or which infringes on our rights or the rights of the States. You, despite what you may believe, do NOT know better than your constituents. We want to remind you that you don't have any right to your elected positions in Congress. You serve at our pleasure, and we are NOT pleased.
The power of the Federal Government and your authority to pass laws, comes from the People. You do not have any right to tell us how to live our everyday lives. You do not have any right to enact laws designed to change our behavior, even if you believe it's our best interests. We are not children and you are not our parents. If any of you have actually read the U.S. Constitution (and I say if because it's obvious that you don't read the legislation that you so arrogantly vote on), then you should be aware that it's preamble starts with the phrase, "We the People of the United States of America..." This is not by accident or coincidence. The Founding Fathers were leery of a powerful central government and deliberately crafted the Constitution to limit it's powers and yours.
So, we the People want to remind you that we elected you and sent you to Washington, D.C. to represent us and we can bring you home. In affect we can fire you, if you fail to live up to our expectations or fulfill your responsibilities. Despite whatever amount of money you may raise, what political alliances you may form or what intimidation you may use, the power in this republic still resides with us. If you continue to pass laws designed to control our money, our businesses, our behavior and our day-to-day lives we the People will replace you with others that will do the job we sent you to do.
We the People of the United States of America are your employers. You the members of the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate are our employees. It would be best that you keep this fact in mind when you are scoffing at the idea of reading a bill before you vote on it, thinking of raising our taxes or enacting laws that you know we don't want you to pass.
You should consider this letter a prelude to a pink slip. If you don't start to execute your duties as prescribed in the Constitution and as you know we want you to, then we the People will simply have to vote you out of office and elect citizens that will actually represent us and our wishes.

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