Thursday, September 02, 2010
National Republican Senatorial Committee
425 2nd St. SE
Washington, DC 20002
It’s been less than a week since my last donation of $100 and already you’re back, hat in hand, for more money. That’s rather graceless, but I’m sure that a “stirring passion for your duty” allows you to overlook how craven it seems to me.
All the surveys you’ve sent me, and all the self-serving, facile questions you’ve asked me in them do little to motivate me to conclude that either you or the Democrats offer real change.
After all, it’s the 600 or so elected officials on Capitol Hill who year after year have steadily eroded this country into its current, sorry state. Who else has the power to pass legislation? How can you tell me you’re not collectively responsible?
Often, to amuse myself, I respond to your breathless surveys with the words, “FLAT TAX. TERM LIMITS”. Neither of these ideas have ever made it into your surveys, have they?
The truth is that you represent an entrenched interest that has more regard for its “rice bowl” than its duty. You trade in power and influence, and consider we citizens outside the Beltway as mere “tax-payers” – even chattel. How far you have strayed from our history and our traditions. This used to be a Constitutional Republic composed of a representative government based on one key document and the principle of self-sacrifice to the greater good. SHAME ON YOU.
The difference between Democrats and Republicans is much like the difference between two auto-makers. You’re both selling the same “product’. If there’s a distinction, the Republicans seem to be willing to move towards TOTAL government just a tiny bit slower than the Democrats.
Don’t tell me that Republicans are for sound fiscal policy. That’s just a “plank”. When Bush the Second won his second term by a “squeaker”, I suspect his payoff to the Democrats was the Grand Opening of the Federal Treasury. In those four years, we accelerated our rate of financial dissolution.
Don’t tell me that Republicans are on the side of individual rights. It was Bush the First who banned the importation of semi-automatic battle rifles. Later, Bush the Second brought us the “Patriot Act”, a piece of legislation that a former generation of Americans would have looked at for five seconds before unanimously declaring, “We can’t do that. It’s un-Constitutional”.
We don’t have statesmen any longer. We don’t have people in legislature who have read their history and their philosophy. They don’t even exhibit ethics.
Today, our legislative branch is composed of the people who were popular high-school class presidents and, seeing a good thing, scuttled off to law school. Others of you are far more dangerous but the common denominator is this: SELF INTEREST.
That’s why the Tea Party has been such an upset to all sides. Take it on face value: It IS a “Party”, and it embraces smaller government, low taxes, strong national defense and closed borders. These are issues that poseurs on both sides of the aisle give merely lip-service to. But we’re out here. We mean what we say. We’re paying attention.
If you had any brains you’d get out in front of the Tea Party and slam one home for the American people. But, like most entrenched institutions, real change is a threat. Good. If you’re too stupid to do the correct thing then you lose the right to survive and evolve.
I am completely disgusted with the lot of you. You have abandoned your duty to the people and the Constitution. You no longer deserve the honor and deference we have traditionally shown you. You certainly don’t deserve any exemption from the laws we live under. What arrogance!
For most of my adult life I have held my nose and voted Republican. Please DO NOT EQUATE that with any sort of support. Don’t equate that with any sort of enthusiasm.
Vote everyone out. Start over. Restore the Constitution. Abolish the Patriot Act. Abolish “Obama-care”. Close the borders. Stop trying to rule each and every aspect of the country’s daily life with federal grants (bribes) and the Interstate Commerce Act. You are NOT COMPETENT to make these decisions.
Does anyone hear me? I would be surprised if anyone has read this note. Having discovered no enclosed check, the worker who opened this envelope has already “trashed” the contents. Here is my letter, in a waste-bin with the other “non-contributors”. I suspect I have a lot of company in this waste-bin.
You disgust me.