A letter to send your Senators stating you are against filibuster reform is available here.
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As early as tomorrow (11-16-2010) the Senate may take up pork barrel spending otherwise known as earmarks. You know those pet project add-ons which Congress critters slip in to legislation to show the folks back home they are doing something for their constituents.
Often these add-ons are totally unrelated to the legislation which they are attached to. They are not reviewed by committee and are “favors” to the Congress critters whose states/districts they will eventually land in. You’ve seen them reported, things like studying the impact of cow flatulence on the environment, the effects of alcohol on prostitutes in Taiwan, the mating habits of mice or installing new windows in a visitors center which has long ago been closed; none of these “projects” would stand peer review for their inherent worth. In fact I would suggest that none of them would pass unless attached to some other “vital legislation.”
It is time that Congress starts being honest with Americans and shuffling earmarks in to legislation is a violation of the trust we given elected officials.
A new sample letter on Health Care has been posted here.
Readers should already know my feelings on the proposed health care “reform” and take-over of 1/6th of the US economy.
Rumblings are being heard that Senator Reid will move to vote this Saturday. He will be moving to have Senators vote on cloture, meaning that debate will be limited to 20 hours before voting on the bill. How can legislation with devastating economic upheaval be rushed through without extended debate? I believe it is because as more and more Americans learn of the actual impact on their individual lives, the more polls show that Americans do NOT want this terrible power grab.
New letters are available to copy and paste urging your Senator to vote NO on this legislation. See top tool bar of this site under “sample letters”
Update at End of Post.. Call your House members TODAY !
On Thursday, as part of a National House Call, I visited my federal representative’s office after work.. the Dishonorable and reading impaired Peter Visclosky. Little did I know that I would walk in to an episode of the Twilight Zone, where the expected becomes twisted, reality becomes the skewed and such is the state of our Republic.
Okay, I get it. Some feel uncomfortable writing letters.. trust me I get it. Look at the very top of the tool bar, you will see a link which says “Sample Letters.” Roll your mouse over this area and you will see various sample letters which you can copy and paste in to either an email or word document to your elected officials.
I offer these as a courtesy to readers. These letters are free use property to all patriots, use part of a letter or use the entire thing.. I don’t care… what I do care about is you taking a brief few minutes of your time and contacting your elected officials.
In fact, if you have a letter you have written and would like to offer it to readers here.. you can either copy and paste the letter in the comment section of this post or send it along in the second new feature the contact link also on the very top tool bar.
The time is NOW to make your voices heard!
But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.
John Adams, letter to Abigail Adams, July 17, 1775
Brief excerpts from the sample letters:
I encourage readers to contact their elected Congressional Representatives and voice your opinion on issues which effect them and this country. I know some feel overwhelmed when attempting to compose letters. The thing to remember is.. you are writing to YOUR employee, we pay their salary and they are in Washington to legislate according to the wishes of their constituents, US. Now if they only hear from say, ProObama/Pelosi/Reid Health Care Activists, they will believe many of their constituents agree with the fascist takeover of the Health Care industry.