May 23, 2007
I am appalled at what you believe your “mandate” is from the people of the United States. You have tried to usurp the Constitutional powers of the President as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, have stricken deals to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants, and have generally failed to conduct the business of the United States. You are a disgrace to your office.
You all seem to have forgotten that while the House represents the people, the Senate is supposed to represent the several states. You spend more time bickering and attempting to insert pork-barrel legislation into bills that you can’t seem to do the business that you were sent to do. That is to protect this nation. We are being invaded and you welcome the invaders with open arms. You allowed the word of a drug smuggler to hold more weight than the word of two Border Patrol agents. While what they did MAY have been in bad judgment and poor aim, did they deserve to go to prison? And especially a prison where men they had a hand in placing there were?
You seem to have two sets of rules and the set that gets applied depends on what letter follows a person’s name. One set for the R’s and a completely different set for the D’s. How about this for a change, have one set of rules, and the letter following the name is invisible. How about each of you take personal responsibility for your actions, actually read bills that you vote for or against and for once in your adult life, take a stand and mean it. No more “I was for the war before I was against it” statements.
And for those that have worn this nation’s uniform, you took an oath very similar to one that I took over 20 years ago and I know for a fact that I have not been relieved of that oath even though I no longer wear the uniform. And the key phrase is this: “I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic,” well, it seems that some of you have forgotten that oath and shame on you. As Veterans, I expect, nay demand, more from you then those who haven’t worn the uniform.
Senator/Congressman it is time that you set about to do the country’s business. Set a higher standard and live up to it. This was once a great country and can be again. But we can not get there by attacking each other.